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Galveston County’s population is rapidly changing. In the past decade, the Hispanic population jumped nearly 45 percent. Rapid growth in the northern part of the county also is spurring need for more schools to keep up with the influx of school-aged kids.

  • Story by Marsha Canright | Correspondent Photos by Stuart Villanueva | The Daily News
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Certain environmental qualities such as patterns, textures and spatial properties, called fractal elements, may have the power to reduce stress and enhance learning, especially in confined habitats such as deep space or isolated Antarctic research facilities.

  • By Sue Mayfield Geiger Correspondent
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When a premature baby entered the world recently at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Dr. Harvinder S. Bedi held the infant in the palm of his hand. The baby, born at 23 weeks gestation, weighed 13 ounces.

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As more children are diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, experts are recommending cholesterol checks for young adults and even toddlers.

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More and more, science is backing up what many have found in practice, that meditating, the act of sitting still and concentrating on something like breathing in and out, has real physical and mental benefits.