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There’s a new, free way to get around the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston campus. In a pilot program started last week, two shuttles operate continuously from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., excluding weekends and holidays. The service is available for visitors, as well as UTMB employee…

  • By DRS. DAVID NIESEL AND NORBERT HERZOG
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Many consider Frédéric Chopin the greatest Polish composer. Despite his fame, the circumstances of his death remained a mystery for more than a century. The solution to the mystery is a bit gruesome — researchers examined his preserved heart to determine how he may have died.

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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Recently, in the “New York Times,” health journalist Rachel Rabkin Peachman reported on a 2016 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that found that up to 50 percent of car seats were improperly used. It has been even higher in other studies. Sometimes the errors were …

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Language has always been an identifier of humanity. We talk; animals don’t, as least not in the words and sentences we call language. But just as the acquisition of language humanizes, the erosion of language appears to dehumanize. More on that theme ahead. Anthropologists tell us that many …

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The University of Texas Medical Branch will celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Moody Medical Library Plaza on the Galveston campus. This year’s theme is “Hit a Home Run with Recycling.” Events will include live music, door prizes, exhibitor booths, office supply Swap …

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The Galveston Arts Center will present three exhibitions from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through May 27 with an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 2127 Strand St. in Galveston.

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently released a fact sheet on Juuling as there is increasing concern about the increasing addiction of nicotine by students.

  • By DRS. DAVID NIESEL AND NORBERT HERZOG
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Alzheimer’s. This word evokes fear in some people, and sadness in others who have watched this disease steal the identity and humanity of their loved ones.

  • By DR. VICTOR S. SIERPINA
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As we near the end of Jordan Peterson’s “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos,” I reflect his deep thoughtfulness and research, which have made me rethink some of the commonly held societal and cultural presuppositions. Hopefully, such truth telling can help us stitch back together a soci…

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Over the years I have become an ardent admirer of bulbs of all types. Bulbs are easy to plant and care for and are suitable for beds or containers. It’s hard to believe that so much beauty can come from such humble origins.

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Unless natural forces or external enemies threaten their nations, most freely elected legislative assemblies — western style congresses and parliaments — are in continual internal disagreement. Debates in the British Parliament, for instance, are often loudly rude and raucous, shockingly so …

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Living on the Gulf Coast is full of unique experiences, including at the annual county fair. When the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo gets underway April 12, the typical county fair cook-off categories are augmented by contests using coastal favorites of shrimp, crab and fish.

  • By WILLIAM M. JOHNSON
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You can invite butterflies into your landscape if you provide the right conditions and the right plants. If you want butterflies in your yard, there are certain things to do and certain things not to do.

  • By UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH
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Three University of Texas Medical Branch employees have been chosen as inaugural recipients of The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Employee Award.

  • By JANICE LAW
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Within Washington, D.C.’s newest museum, the Museum of the Bible, visitors can figuratively “fly” around our nation’s Capitol zooming above trees and through doorways to visit 12 of many historic landmarks, which feature Biblical verses, references or images. Called “Hidden in Plain Sight” t…

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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April is Autism Awareness month. One, and only one, of the differences in children with autistic spectrum is the differences in communication. Children diagnosed with autism and normal children do have differences in speech development. Understanding what the normal range of speech developme…

  • By DRS. DAVID NIESEL AND NORBERT HERZOG
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Parents of young athletes worry about their children sustaining injuries, but they rarely think about the possibility of their children acquiring dangerous infections. A recent report highlights how many infectious microbes can be acquired during sports and how to keep children safe.

  • By DR. VICTOR S. SIERPINA
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Imagine a dragon, small as a kitten, living somewhere in your house. Denying the existence of the dragon only makes the dragon grow. We create the dragon by sweeping under the rug uncomfortable truths about our life and relationships. This feeds the dragon and eventually it will emerge explo…

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Fatalism, the belief that forces much greater than ours control everything, is probably the oldest and certainly the simplest explanation of why life and events happen as they do. And every language I know anything about has a version. “What will be, will be,” we say in English, or the well-…

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During the month of April, Rosenberg Library will exhibit several historical items related to Galveston’s 1881 Saengerfest celebration and to the German singing society known as the Salamander Club.

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The sixth PanDengue meeting will take place in the continental U.S. for the first time Monday through April 12. Experts from around the world will gather to discuss how to prevent, control and treat mosquito-borne diseases including dengue, Zika and Chikungunya.

  • By MARGARET CANAVAN
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Editor’s note: Hurricane Ike caused the loss of 40,000 trees on Galveston Island. The Galveston Island Tree Conservancy was formed to address that loss and has replaced over 17,000 through grant-funded plantings and giveaways.

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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Plato wrote that music gives “soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination ...” Now in the world of medicine, evidence shows that babies can remember music from before birth. Exposure to a particular piece of music before birth had long-lasting effects as the babies see…

  • By DRS. DAVID NIESEL AND NORBERT HERZOG
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I do not think anyone would argue that the growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics is one of the most serious medical issues facing the world today. The growth of antibiotic resistance has multiple causes. The use of antibiotics has skyrocketed, with worldwide use increasing an astound…

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April is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoor garden, especially after an unusually cold winter season. Landscapes that were turned dull brown are beginning to display vibrant colors that remind gardeners of the benefits of gardening in the Upper Texas Gulf Coast region.

  • By HAROLD RALEY
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Being and having is a translation of “Etre et avoir,” one of French existentialist philosopher Gabriel Marcel’s most important books. Too bad that hardly anyone remembers Marcel today. A Christian existentialist, he had the misfortune to be a contemporary — and one-time friend — of the much …

  • By FRANCES POWELL
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On Dec. 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash played in an impromptu jam session at Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tenn. It was a one-in-a-million event that went down in rock ’n’ roll history. Like that 1956 jam session, Fredell and Lewis’ 2018 birthday party…

  • By FRANK J. BOWSER
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Are you aware that there’s a mile and a half long 2,000-acre slice of land reaching clean from beach to bay nestled in the middle of Galveston Island where there are only two houses? Park rangers’ families live in those houses. The rest of the 2,000 acres is wide open for animals, birds and …

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Katrina Lambrecht, vice president and administrator of the Angleton-Danbury campus and vice president of institutional strategic initiatives, was selected to participate in the Fellows Program of America’s Essential Hospitals. The program, which began more than 25 years ago, is for health ca…

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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Trampoline parks have become increasingly popular, leading to a soaring number of emergency room visits. A new study in the journal of Pediatrics in September 2016 showed that injuries from trampoline parks rose to 6,932 in 2014 up from 581 in 2010. While most trampoline injuries occur at ho…

  • By DRS. DAVID NIESEL AND NORBERT HERZOG
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New tools in molecular biology are significantly pushing the boundaries of new genetic therapies for human disease. While the United States has led the world in biomedical research advancements, our dominance may be slipping; at least in the new technologies launched by the genetic technique…

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The Galveston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Conference, “Celebrating Women: Body, Mind, Spirit,” is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. May 4, and features opportunities for women, one of which is the Book Nook, a group of local and regional authors who will talk about their books and chat with women in…