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The Galveston County Daily News: Health

December 9, 2016

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Tuesday 12/06/2016
Watch those calories
Posted: December 06, 2016

BMI calculations help put an end — once and for all — to the classic rationalization, “I’m not overweight, I’m just undertall.”

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Monday 12/05/2016
Dickinson area urgent care center lands potential game-changing chelation trial
Posted: December 05, 2016

A Dickinson area urgent care clinic is at the forefront of medical discovery, participating in an upcoming $37 million study that has the potential to change how heart attack patients are treated.

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Is 'Mary Jane' bad for your health
Posted: December 05, 2016

The recent election was also a referendum on the medical, and yes, recreational use of marijuana. Voters in Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine and California approved the recreational use of marijuana; bringing the number of approving states to eight. Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas will now join others that allow the medical use of it. With chronic marijuana use, questions about its influence on a person’s health are being debated.

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Sharma new chief medical and clinical innovation officer
Posted: December 05, 2016

Dr. Gulshan Sharma has been appointed vice president and chief medical and clinical innovation officer of the University of Texas Medical Branch’s health system. Sharma, who holds the Sealy & Smith Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine, will retain his position as director of Pulmonary and Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Sharma, who joined the medical branch in 2004, received his medical training at Dayanand Medical College in India. He completed an externship at the medical branch, his residency in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine.

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Integrative medicine: Diet and Alzheimer's
Posted: December 05, 2016

With increasing literature about the role of inflammation and diet in the etiology of Alzheimer’s disease, may I suggest you read a new book, “Eat to Beat Alzheimer’s.” It offers a creative path forward to those of us with a strong desire to avoid the threat of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Tuesday 11/29/2016
Health inspections
Posted: November 29, 2016

Bacliff

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Safety tips to help protect children from stroller injuries
Posted: November 29, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that two children go to the emergency room every hour after being injured by a stroller or carrier.

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Monday 11/28/2016
A sweet dream
Posted: November 28, 2016

Type I diabetes or juvenile diabetes is often diagnosed by measuring blood glucose levels during the life threatening acute onset of this disease, diabetic ketoacidosis. This often comes as a surprise to parents, requiring a trip to the hospital followed by rapid lifestyle adjustments and a serious increase in their health care expenses. A way to test for type 1 diabetes before the onset of symptoms would help prevent the dangerous consequences and give families time to be educated and prepared. Scientists in Germany have developed an easy and relatively inexpensive screening test that can be performed on infants that would predict the development of type 1 diabetes.

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Castellanos-Gonzalez gets Gates Foundation grant
Posted: November 28, 2016

The University of Texas Medical Branch’s Alejandro Castellanos-Gonzalez received a $100,000 grant from the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Castellanos-Gonzalez and his team are working on a research project aimed at defining targets for drug development against a diarrhea causing parasite. Diarrhea kills approximately 2,000 children every day and the intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium is one of the most prevalent causes of diarrhea in the world. Castellanos-Gonzalez has a novel method to study the function of potential drugs against the parasite.

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