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The Galveston County Daily News: Health

October 1, 2016

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Tuesday 09/27/2016
Breaking down cancer for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Posted: September 27, 2016

In children, the DNA damage that starts the formation of a cancer is not typically caused by any identifiable cause or lifestyle habit such as smoking.

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Monday 09/26/2016
Safety tips for playing Pokemon
Posted: September 26, 2016

The images of children walking heedlessly into traffic, down steps or into obstacles are only part of the perils of focusing too intently on “catching them all” with the popular smartphone app called Pokemon Go.

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McCammon recognized with national award for humanism in medicine
Posted: September 26, 2016

Dr. Susan D. McCammon, associate professor of otolaryngology and co-director of the Center for Cancers of the Head and Neck recently was honored for compassionate, patient-centered care as the 2016 recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism in Medicine. The award was presented at the 2016 of the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. The criteria for the Gold award includes compassion and empathy to patients and their families and co-workers, cultural sensitivity and respect of a patient’s viewpoint.

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Research on reversing and slowing cognitive decline
Posted: September 26, 2016

Several lines of research have shown that certain activities support cognitive function in the aging brain.

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Hello syn
Posted: September 26, 2016

We live in a wondrous time. We can 3D print almost anything including some human tissues. Biotechnology is revolutionizing the energy industry and personalized medicine has the promise of delivering individual treatments for heart disease and other major illnesses. And we can play God and create life. In fact, we are up to version 3.0. Scientists have created a living bacterium with genetic information made from only chemicals in a test tube.

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Vaccination important as flu season approaches
Posted: September 26, 2016

This year’s seasonal flu vaccines are now available at the Galveston County Health District Immunization Clinic and both Coastal Health and Wellness locations.

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Celebrate breast health with friends at 'Paint the Night Pink' event
Posted: September 26, 2016

Houston Methodist St. John Hospital will have its Paint the Night Pink event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 in the hospital’s main lobby, 18300 St. John Drive, in Nassau Bay.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Health inspections
Posted: September 21, 2016

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Caring for baby's first tooth
Posted: September 21, 2016

Dina DiMaggio, MD and Julie Cernigliaro, DMD, have listed seven facts about baby teeth at www.healthychildren.org. Many things about babies are blamed on teething such as fussiness, drooling, crying during the night and fever. Listed below are some facts about teething:

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