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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

October 21, 2014

Health

Top Story

Ebola is in the news, but there are more pressing things to worry about, experts say

Ebola tops the news, but not the charts of scary diseases menacing Galveston County, experts say.

  • icon Posted: October 21

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Tuesday 10/21/2014
UTMB’s Ebola response developments are online
Posted: October 21, 2014

Stay up-to-date on the latest developments in UTMB’s response to the Ebola outbreak at www.utmb.edu/ebola-response. There you’ll find guidelines, resources and disease facts.

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Controlling the cost of health care
Posted: October 21, 2014

Today's health care is more sophisticated with people are living longer, healthier lives — but everything has a price.

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More bad news for smokers
Posted: October 21, 2014

A scientific study revealed that variants of certain genes increase a person’s susceptibility to developing lung cancer, especially in smokers.

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Death, anyone?
Posted: October 21, 2014

The emerging fears about Ebola are only in part about getting an infection. To put the snake on the table, the real issue is our fear of death.

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Health Briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2014
Posted: October 21, 2014

The Geriatric Outpatient clinics of the University of Texas Medical Branch will offer an educational seminar for caregivers of persons with memory loss at 1:30 p.m. today.

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Saturday 10/18/2014
Job opportunities in health care industry are expected to increase through 2022
Posted: October 18, 2014

In a job landscape where change is constant and technology rules, people planning a career or career change can count on health care as a source of employment opportunities for the next 50 years.

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‘I don’t have time to cry – I have to fight’
Posted: October 18, 2014

Pam Nicolini of Texas City had taken shelter from Hurricane Rita at a friend’s home in East Texas in 2005 when she discovered a lump in her breast.

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County trains police, first responders for contagious disease
Posted: October 18, 2014

County health officials will train emergency personnel and police Friday on procedures for responding to situations involving contagious diseases.

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