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Watch Out for This Disgusting Food-Borne Illness

If you're so hungry that you don't have time to wash the strawberries before you eat them, you could end up in the bathroom for a few hours with a pretty awful stomach ache.  More Texans are heading to the toilet this year with a food-related illness called Cyclosporasis, so we're offering up ways to spare you that pain.  

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Tips to Avoid Disease-Causing Bacteria If You’re Headed to a Texas Beach

Not to ruin the fun, but there are some things we need to know before heading to a Texas beach this summer.  Galveston, for one, is worried about bacteria, and here's why we should be too.

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Cases of a Brain-Swelling Disease Are Expected to Increase in Texas

There's a pro golfer from Texas who was unfortunate enough to get Lyme disease, and he says it makes you feel awful with headaches, muscle aches, and fatigue.

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Smoking Costs a Texan Over a Million Dollars in a Lifetime

If you've never wanted to kick the habit before, the idea that you could have a million dollars leftover might be just what you need. Holy....um, smokes.

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Texas Has Several of the Fattest Cities in America

And not only is weight an issue, but Texas has some of the cities near the top of the list for high cholesterol and inactivity. Uh oh.

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The Most Dangerous Animal in Texas is Smaller Than Your Shoe

If you're going to die from an animal encounter in Texas, it will most likely be with this one. It's responsible for more deaths here than any other animal.

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Citronella Doesn’t Bother Texas Mosquitoes So Break Out That DEET

Soon we'll move this party outside, and we'll be camping and fishing and playing golf even more than we do now. Mosquito season will be cranking up too.

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Flu Season in Texas is Winding Down

There are at least 12,000 new cases of the flu each week across the country, but Texas is much healthier it turns out.  So how much longer will flu season last?

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Tyler’s Rose Rudman Trail Can Help You Live Longer

To be healthy and fit, it turns out we don't have to run marathons or hit the gym very hard.  Here's some great news about how the Rose Rudman Trail or maybe the Faulkner Park Trail, can improve health and extend our lives.

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4 Brands of Cigarettes Were Just Banned by the FDA

We all know that smoking is very bad for you and that tobacco sales are limited to certain stores and certain ages. These brands though, are being pulled off the market completely.

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How Much Would You Pay for Happiness?

We've always heard money doesn't buy happiness, but what if it could?

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Study Reveals That Babysitting Grandchildren Can Help Hold Off Alzheimer’s

According to the Alzheimer's Association, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease or contracts some other form of dementia every 67 seconds and 1 in 3 seniors will die with one of these diseases.

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