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Older age isn't just about getting the benefits from AARP or the 39 cents senior coffee at McDonalds. It's not unusual for people to suffer hearing loss as they age.

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We all handle stress differently; in the midst of uncertainty, it's important now more than ever that we remember to practice self-care, be kind to one another, and take care of our mental and physical health.

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“There is something infinitely healing in these repeated refrains of nature, the assurance that after night, dawn comes, and spring after the winter.”

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As our community faces the challenges caused by COVID-19 by preparing our homes, finding online lessons for our children and working remotely, we can’t forget to take care of our mental health. Everyone reacts differently during stressful situations, but when a situation requires social dist…

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It has been studied and found to be true for decades that human beings who are physically active throughout their lives are happier, more successful and healthier. At present, we’re in very strange and stressful times and this is true for all age groups. Physical activity helps remove stress…

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President Donald Trump spoke several times about a promising vaccine against COVID-19 that will soon enter human trials. The vaccine was developed and produced in just 42 days. It’s a different kind of vaccine and is unlike any that are currently licensed for humans. While most vaccines are …

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The immune system is big and messy and all over the place. It includes everything from skin, ear wax and tears to more than 300 types of immune cells or, some say, an incalculable number of different cells.

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In 1789, Ben Franklin wrote that there are only two predictable things in life — death and taxes. Of these two, taxes are predictable but, in most cases, predicting how long you’re likely to live has remained a mystery. Now a new study may pull back the curtain. Like many other medical break…

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The COVID-19 situation in Texas, the United States and around the world is continually changing. To keep employees, health care workers, students and parents, patients and the public up to date, The University of Texas Medical Branch created a COVID-19 website at www.utmb.edu/covid-19. Unive…

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Chances are that you know someone with diabetes mellitus. It affects almost 10 percent of the population, and odds of having diabetes increase with age, with 1 in 4 people having diabetes after age 65. Diabetes mellitus, often referred to as “sugar diabetes” because of the inability to regul…

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Samoa is a small island nation halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand with a population slightly more than 200,000 people. A traveler, probably from New Zealand, brought measles into the country this past August. By September, a full-blown measles outbreak was underway.