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“Ask yourself how old you’d be if you didn’t know the day you were born?” — Willie Nelson

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In 2018, sexually transmitted diseases hit another record high in the United States and among them are chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, increasing for the fifth straight year.

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I cannot think of a single person who’s not sick and tired of hearing about COVID-19 — and I mean really sick and tired. However, a recent review by Dr. Peter Rowe in healthychildren.org is an interesting discussion about long-haul COVID-19 in children and teenagers.

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Here are the recent health inspections for activity from Jan. 9 through Jan. 15 provided from the Galveston County Health District.

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An ever-cheerful 83-year-old gentleman I’ve taken care of for years asked me about getting some medical marijuana. He suffered neurological damage from botched brain surgery in another state and tried cannabis gummies with good relief of pain and insomnia.

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Although no one knows the exact numbers, it’s estimated that between half a million and a million Allied soldiers in World War I suffered from Trench Fever. Today, Trench Fever cases are rare, but they’re making a bit of a comeback among the growing populations of homeless.

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Swaddling is an age-old practice of wrapping infants in blankets or similar cloths so that movement of the limbs is tightly restricted. The earliest examples of swaddled babies come from Crete and Cyprus 4,000 to 4,500 years ago. Examples have been found in ancient Greek and Roman tombs and …

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Here are the recent health inspections for activity from Jan. 2 through Jan. 8 provided from the Galveston County Health District.

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A 33-year-old went to a local pharmacy to receive a chickenpox (varicella) vaccine because he couldn’t recall having had chickenpox or being vaccinated in the past. At the pharmacy, he had difficulty checking-in on the kiosk, so the nurse practitioner bypassed the process and vaccinated him anyway.

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According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, teenage drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers ages 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.

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Every January many people decide to start their new year with a resolution or two. These resolutions can range from eating healthier, losing weight, exercising more or even spending less time on social media.

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Here are the recent health inspections for activity from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 provided from the Galveston County Health District.

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Stroke is one of the most feared medical calamities a person can suffer. Everyone knows someone who has experienced a stroke. Its sudden onset with little warning and long-term consequences makes this a terrifying and feared disease.

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Making New Year’s resolutions is an important part of our culture and the celebration of new beginnings. Thousands of years ago, people celebrated the beginning of the growing season with promises of good behavior to the gods so they might have healthy crops and good fortune.

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Here are the recent health inspections for activity from Dec. 19 through Dec. 25 provided from the Galveston County Health District.

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“Acceptance has a paradox within it. Acceptance of a painful situation as is begins to transform it into something better. Acceptance is not mired in stasis. It’s a loving spaciousness that allows change to root on its own terms and time.” — Eric Alan