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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

November 27, 2014

Health

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UTMB scientist finds marker that predicts changes in cholesterol levels

It’s known that cholesterol levels typically rise as people age and that high cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. What’s less known is that cholesterol levels begin to decline the more a person ages. Recently, researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Kentucky found that differences in one gene can influence a person’s cholesterol levels from midlife to late life.

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Cancer patients should not hesitate to speak with their doctors about dietary supplements
Posted: November 26, 2014

Many cancer patients use dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals and herbs or other botanicals but often don’t tell their doctor.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
UTMB part of group awarded $20 million research grant
Posted: November 25, 2014

GALVESTON — The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is part of a collaboration led by the Oak Crest Institute of Science that received a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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On Self Acceptance: The Story of ANTs and PETs
Posted: November 25, 2014

Perfectionism can be a blessing and a curse. Striving to be our best, exerting our skills, seeking to achieve our dreams are all positive aspects of diligent ambition and likely to lead to success. 

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Considering pain management alternatives
Posted: November 25, 2014

Over the years, more and more people have begun making the switch to alternative medicine for pain management. 

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Clardy wins national award
Posted: November 25, 2014

Betsy Clardy, vice president and chief development officer, is this year’s recipient of the Byron Welch Award for Lifetime Achievement. 

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Research sheds new light on autism
Posted: November 25, 2014

Based on statistics, you probably know someone with a form of autism. Autism rates in America grew by 30 percent from 2008-2010 and have doubled since 2000. 

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EKGs’ accuracy analyzed in first COM honors project
Posted: November 25, 2014

For cardiology technician Josie Howell, reading the wavy lines of heart monitors inspired an honors project.

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Recommendations about dealing with children’s head injuries
Posted: November 19, 2014

What should you do if your child has a head injury but does not lose consciousness? 

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