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Meet Ikea, an affectionate and playful cat that was abandoned in an apartment and found herself in our care. With such an awesome personality, we couldn’t believe she would be considered “disposable.” Her piercing golden eyes against her white coat are absolutely stunning, and she’s “saddled…

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We recently visited the house where we lived 42 years ago. There were no trees then, only 6-foot saplings recently planted on what had been flat farmland. Those saplings have grown into mighty oak and maple trees. Their limbs stretch from curb to curb forming shaded arbors. They have transfo…

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One great thing about working here at the Park Board is the opportunity for professional development. It’s encouraged on many fronts and recently, two employees took their first steps to obtaining a prestigious industry certification.

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Many larger churches now offer so many amenities that it can be hard to completely catalog them all. Gym and fitness equipment, group cruises, in-house classic coffee bars and much more can be enjoyed weekly. But few congregations offer psychological counseling or even comprehensive referral…

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Illness caused by drinking non-pasteurized (raw) milk and other dairy products continues to be a public health problem. It is possible to acquire food-borne illness from any food, but drinking unpasteurized milk presents with one of the highest risks. The risk of illness from consumption of …

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Dr. Sanjeev Sahni was awarded $2 million by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to learn more about the bacteria responsible for dangerous rickettsial diseases, including typhoid and spotted fevers. The diseases are spread by ticks and fleas.

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Despite the rising incidence of diabetes in the United States, the causes for the rise in numbers are not well understood. An interesting new discovery adds a new wrinkle to this mystery. Four viruses that normally infect fish were found to make insulin-like proteins. There may be human viru…

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Boudin, the Cajun meat-and-rice sausage, has always had its fans in Galveston County, but this summer seems to be the one when those fans multiply even faster than the temperature is rising. The boudin explosion comes from both ends of the food-industry spectrum, thanks to the marketing effo…

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The cartoon, Wizard of Id, once had the little king being asked, “What do you think about the obesity problem?” To which the king quickly responded, “I like it better than the famine problem!”