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Recent studies done by the Reading & Literacy Discovery Center of Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital provide neurobiological evidence for the potential benefits of reading and the potential detriments of screen time on a preschool child’s brain development. Dr. John Hutton, a pediatrician,…

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The University of Texas Medical Branch will serve as a hub for volunteers during Thursday’s Point in Time counts occurring across Galveston and Brazoria counties. An annual initiative that’s held in communities across the United States, the count provides a valuable snapshot of what homeless…

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In a new discovery, scientists found that the origin of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, wasn’t chimpanzees — but gorillas. It also appears that the parasite made the jump from infecting gorillas to infecting humans only once.

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While this column may not seem like an integrative medicine column, I hope you see how important this topic is to your health by the end. This weekend, I have the opportunity to attend the Texas Medical Association’s Winter Conference. I’m very fortunate that my boss allows me to attend. Dur…

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Q: In last week’s gardening column, you had a photo of a tree branch stub that was rotting. The trunk of my oak has rotted out near the base of the tree. Can such an extensive trunk rot really be the result of a small branch that rotted out several feet above the ground?

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Do you love nature writing so vivid that it can transport you right into an environment so you can see it, hear it, and smell it in your mind? Do you enjoy getting immersed in a suspenseful who-done-it? Is a soulful love story your thing?

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DEAR ABBY: I have been dating a great guy for a year and a half. He's funny, smart, and when he comes to my house, he washes my dishes and plays with my son. He is attentive, and he cooks for me. He is always buying me little things like a desk coffee heater because he knows I love hot coffe…