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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

July 22, 2014

Health

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What are your odds of dying?

Last month, Katherine — a more than 2,000-pound great white shark — made headlines when she was tracked by researchers, who tagged her off New England’s Cape Cod, to the Gulf Coast and appeared to be headed toward Texas. While beach goers might have had images of the shark that terrorized a fictional summer resort town in the 1975 movie “Jaws,” the chance of being killed by a shark is extremely rare, experts say.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
A simple test for Alzheimer’s
Posted: July 22, 2014

If you could take a test that would determine whether you would develop an incurable, degenerative and fatal illness, would you? Or would you rather not know, choosing to remain blissfully ignorant?

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The stages of grief
Posted: July 22, 2014

I have been grieving the loss of several patients lately. You may have never reflected on this, but doctors, by the very nature of our work, constantly must live through and with the death and dying of patients. No matter how good a doctor you are, this is an inevitable part of our calling. 

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Physical therapy department to host musculoskeletal clinic
Posted: July 22, 2014

The Department of Physical Therapy at the UTMB School of Health Professions is hosting a pro bono, faculty-mentored student clinic this week for those with spine, arm or leg pain as well as problems with muscle weakness or poor balance.

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Construction improves UTMB’s hurricane readiness
Posted: July 22, 2014

GALVESTON — The University of Texas Medical Branch is at work readying the campus for hurricane season even though it is in the midst of the biggest construction project in its 123-year history to strengthen the institution in the event of another major storm.

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Wednesday 07/16/2014
Bacteria, viruses causes of foodborne illnesses
Posted: July 16, 2014

Foodborne illnesses are caused by germs or harmful chemicals we eat and drink. Most are caused when certain bacteria, viruses or parasites contaminate food.

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Tuesday 07/15/2014
Impaired decision has effect on many lives
Posted: July 15, 2014

Two and a half years ago, my phone rang. “Tristi (sob, sob), Alli has been hit by a car.” A wave of disbelief raced through my body.

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Study links genetic code to schizophrenia, autism and other diseases
Posted: July 15, 2014

Many think their genetic information is permanent, that whatever we inherit from our parents gene-wise is what we are stuck with — that genes don’t change.

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Sollenberger appointed to national board
Posted: July 15, 2014

America’s Essential Hospitals, a national organization of public hospitals and health systems, has named UTMB’s Donna Sollenberger to its board of directors.

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