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January 18, 2017


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Galveston's holiday tourism was strong

It’s hard to believe the holidays are already behind us. This once-sleepy time in Galveston continues to show signs of life thanks in part to an island-wide marketing effort among the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and its partners to showcase the destination as a “Winter Wonder Island.”

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Monday 01/16/2017
There's a new 'disease' in town
Posted: January 16, 2017

I was sitting in my new hospital room, hoping my doctors would be able to find me, when my primary, Dr. Lena Bruce, showed up and after some checking, told me it would probably be a good idea to have a bronchoscopy. Dr. Joseph Prince came later the same day to suggest the same thing.

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How to deal with your health care fears
Posted: January 16, 2017

I don’t know of anyone who does not have some fear or another about medical problems. I will let you in on a secret. So do I and most physicians also have some fears about aspects of what we do.

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Sunday 01/15/2017
The arduous task of replacing the (un)affordable health care act
Posted: January 15, 2017

Vice President-elect Mike Pence recently said “Our first order of business is to repeal and replace Obamacare.” But doing so will be a perilous enterprise for Republicans.

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When it comes to the Middle East, you know nothing Don Trump
Posted: January 15, 2017

Like the mythical lands depicted in Game of Thrones, the Middle East is a dangerous place where peace remains elusive. Americans who care about Israel and peace in the Middle East should be very concerned about President-elect Donald Trump’s simplistic view of the region.

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Saturday 01/14/2017
Social media not so friendly to some
Posted: January 14, 2017

Wednesday I had lunch with the last man on the planet not on social media.

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Thursday 01/12/2017
Highly trained lifeguards a good deal for Texas
Posted: January 12, 2017

Some exciting things to do with ocean safety are happening in Texas right now.

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
Hatred for the west is ingrained in Russia's history
Posted: January 11, 2017

Russia has hacked into the Democratic Party computers. The highest level of the Russian state has attempted to throw the election to Donald Trump, who appears to just love Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Tuesday 01/10/2017
Island visitors bureau markets beyond our backyard
Posted: January 10, 2017

Take a trip to the Galveston Visitors Center and you’ll notice a map of the world dotted with pins that indicate where island visitors are from. The pins are in every country across the globe.

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Monday 01/09/2017
Getting sick is one of my educational contributions
Posted: January 09, 2017

In the interest of passing on medical knowledge to all you potential patients, I have, as you know, fallen prey to various interesting illnesses. This time, it was a doozy, which managed to ruin most of my Christmas.

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