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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

September 21, 2014

Health

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3 main types of childhood cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 10,000 children younger than 15 years old in the United States are diagnosed with various kinds of cancer each year.

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Best flu prevention strategy for children is vaccination
Posted: September 17, 2014

My son is 10 months old. I understand that he needs to get two flu shots this year. Should I take him to get his flu vaccine now or wait for his 1-year-old well check?

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Health Inspections for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Posted: September 17, 2014

Health Inspections published in The Daily News:

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Tuesday 09/16/2014
Eye care over 45: What to look for, what can be done
Posted: September 16, 2014

GALVESTON — Given Galveston’s baby boomer demographics, the care of aging eyes is an expanding part of every ophthalmology practice in Galveston County.

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UTMB’s eye clinic focuses on customer service, patient satisfaction, training and research
Posted: September 16, 2014

GALVESTON — A man walks into an eye clinic for a routine checkup. After a short wait, he is shown into an examination room equipped with the latest diagnostic and imaging equipment.

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7 steps to improving empathy
Posted: September 16, 2014

Last week, we discussed the topic of empathy, how it is different from compassion and how essential empathy is to human relationships.

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There’s hope for sickle cell
Posted: September 16, 2014

While sickle cell disease has long been studied, a recent discovery revealed that the disease significantly increases the levels of a molecule called sphingosine-1-phosphate, or S1P, which is generated by an enzyme called sphingosine kinase 1.

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Cruisin’ 2 Recovery free festival to be at Garten Verein
Posted: September 16, 2014

The Gulf Coast Center, UTMB Center for Addiction Research and UTMB Family Medicine are hosting the ninth annual Cruisin’ 2 Recovery festival.

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D’Feet run/walk is a win-win deal
Posted: September 16, 2014

The great American dream is to have a win-win deal. Unfortunately, this is not always possible.

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