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

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

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

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UTMB’s Ebola response developments are online

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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 guidelin…

Controlling the cost of health care

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

More bad news for smokers

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

The Influenza virus

The Influenza virus

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Death, anyone?

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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.

Health Briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2014

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The Geriatric Outpatient clinics of the University of Texas Medical Branch will offer an educational seminar for caregivers of persons with me…

Babies born on the ferry make for a memorable ride

Babies born on the ferry make for a memorable ride

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Tura Zapata, of High Island, became part of the BOF, for Born On the Ferry, club nearly 17 years ago when she gave birth to her third child, R…

Babies born on the ferry make for a memorable ride

Babies born on the ferry make for a memorable ride

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Ferry passengers ride on the front of the Gibb Gilchrist across to Galveston on Thursday evening as it passes the Port Bolivar Lighthouse. The…

Babies born on the ferry make for a memorable ride

Babies born on the ferry make for a memorable ride

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Lifelong Galvestonians will proudly tell you they are BOI — Born on The Island. Few realize there is an even more exclusive club in town: the …

When you have cancer, you have to listen

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As I’ve mentioned, I’m trying to listen to my life. I thought I’d chosen solitude to facilitate the process, but I now see that it chose me. T…

Galveston Mitchell Day festivities

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The city of Galveston declared Feb. 25, 2011 as George P. Mitchell Day and the Mardi Gras! Galveston festivities kicked off with a parade in h…

What’s happening in League City?

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What is going on in League City? Our city was named as one of the fastest growing cities in America, ranking 8th among small cities, in a stud…

Don’t fret about hurricane season doom messengers

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With hurricane season in full swing, the harbingers of doom are having a field day. Little did I realize that, despite all of the modification…

The Accidental Marriage

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Mark Lardas reviews “The Accidental Marriage,” by Roger B. Thomas.

Friends for nearly 75 years

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The week of Oct. 19-25 is the ninth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week, making it a good time to publicly recognize our …

An evening at the bar

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After dinner at a nice restaurant, about 9 p.m., the eight of us retired to the adjoining bar, where we had dessert. The pianist played and sa…

Healthcare Careers

Healthcare Careers

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Maryanna Thomas, right, a nursing instructor at Galveston College, shows first-year students Tyler Garrett, left, and Kaleigh Klein how to pro…

Healthcare Careers

Healthcare Careers

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Jennifer Vickery, left, a radiology student at Galveston College, practices taking X-rays with fellow student Adrienne Godeaux as they prepare…

Healthcare Careers

Healthcare Careers

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Susan Shea, left, a nursing professor at Galveston College, watches as first year students Amanda Odelusi and Anita Walsh learn how to insert …

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