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Wrinkles and hair loss are inevitable consequences of aging. Store aisles, TV commercials, and internet ads are full of products and services to help people deal with our aging bodies. These solutions can only hold off or cover up aging for so long. But what if two aspects of aging, wrinkled…

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David A. Brown will join The University of Texas Medical Branch as the senior vice president and dean for the School of Health Professions, effective March 1. Brown, known for his expertise in leadership, innovation and excellence in education, his commitment to research and his success as a…

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Alzheimer’s disease. The very term makes most of us shudder with images of an old age spent in confusion, memory loss, incontinence, disability, unable to even recognize our own family. Yet, I want to share some good news about it. Recent research and clinical studies by Dr. Dale Bredesen, a…

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has an educational website, healthychildren.org, and has information on how to prevent tooth decay and improve oral health in babies.

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Energy drinks are beverages that are promoted to help improve coping with stress, improve physical attributes, and to energize the body. The contents of energy drinks aren’t the same. Some have nutrients such as sugar, and others have varying amounts of caffeine, taurine, ginseng, guarana an…

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As we enter into this second week of January, our New Year’s resolution should be in full swing. Most people are still keeping up with their resolutions. One thing that can help with your (SMART) goal is to understand how habits are formed. In his book, “The Power of Habit,” Charles Duhigg t…

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Can you think of an animal that’s larger than a human, lives about as long as we do, and doesn’t get cancer nearly as often? Yes, it’s elephants! Only 5 percent of elephants die of cancer, compared to about 25 percent of humans. We don’t know why.

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The University of Texas Medical Branch Diversity Council will host the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award Ceremony and Luncheon, titled “Together We Win,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Levin Hall Dinning Room on the Galveston campus.

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January is one of my favorite times of the year. As we spend this month recovering from the holidays and enjoying the three or four days of “winter” that Galveston gets, the new year brings about a time of reflecting — i.e. New Year’s Resolutions. My New Year’s resolution has changed this ye…

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Recently, the American Academy of Pediatric News published an article from healthychildren.org on how to handle a child’s bad behavior. Parents across generations have tried time-outs, reasoning, yelling and even spanking.

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What season is it? Well, for sure it is Nobel season! These annual awards honor the highest level of achievements in Peace, Literature, Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry, Physics and Economics. The prizes were established in the will of Alfred Nobel, which he signed on November 27, 1895.

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The 2019 Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair will be held Feb. 9 at Texas A&M University at Galveston. The fair is co-sponsored by Galveston College, Texas A&M University at Galveston, and The University of Texas Medical Branch.

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The Battle of Shiloh was a devastating Civil War battle in which both sides suffered heavy losses. It’s also known for the strange phenomenon known as Angel’s Glow, where some soldiers’ wounds glowed. The explanation for Angel’s Glow wasn’t discovered until almost 140 years later.