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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

April 20, 2014

Health

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How to spot colds, flu, strep throat in your child

Here’s the lowdown on the most common illnesses school kids get and some advice on what parents can do to prevent and treat these ailments.

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Tuesday 04/15/2014
Fear of missing out on social media is ‘dangerous experiment’
Posted: April 15, 2014

If we told you there was a new disease that was shrinking the size of your kids’ brains, increasing their risks of getting in a car accident and stunting their social skills, you likely would want to know how to treat it.

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New Down syndrome test will lead to safer, more accurate screening
Posted: April 15, 2014

A new, noninvasive screening test called circulating cell-free fetal DNA analysis might reduce the need for invasive prenatal tests to determine if a child will have Down syndrome.

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Scientist earns $1.7M grant for encephalitis
Posted: April 15, 2014

Naomi Forrester, assistant professor of pathology, has been awarded a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus.

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Gulf Coast Center forms task force to help veterans
Posted: April 15, 2014

The Gulf Coast Center provides services to United States military veterans in Galveston and Brazoria counties who are dealing with emotions and issues associated with their conflict experience.

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Wednesday 04/09/2014
Monitor children’s music volume to prevent ear damage
Posted: April 09, 2014

The latest song is blasting through the earphones of a teen’s iPod. It’s so loud the other kids can hear it, even though they’re a good 10 feet away.

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Grieving children can share memories of a dead loved female
Posted: April 09, 2014

TEXAS CITY — The Social Security Administration and the United States Census Bureau have estimated that there are 1.5 million American children who are grieving the death of a parent, but the statistics may not hit home until you’ve had a death in your own family.

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Health district to celebrate National Public Health Week
Posted: April 09, 2014

The Galveston County Health District is observing National Public Health Week this week with several activities.

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Doctor: View mental disorders as any other health issue to remove stigma
Posted: April 09, 2014

She’s crazy. He’s a whack job. She’s missing a screw. If you haven’t used these sayings, you’ve probably heard them.

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