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After near-miraculous cures became possible in the 20th century thanks to the proliferation of antibiotics, the war against deadly microbes seemed over. Today, however, researchers are alarmed by a rise in drug-resistant bacteria. Physicians and patients…
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When the blistering days of summer roll out, so do a host of skin problems. Sunburn, itchy blisters, rashes and bug bites are among the most common hazards lurking in the great outdoors. Especially in South Texas, the summer sun can do a number on skin a…
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UT Health Hill Country, just off Interstate 10 West near Fair Oaks Ranch, is accepting patients after celebrating a dedication and ribbon-cutting Feb. 22. The 19,000-square-foot clinical service center at 25723 Old Fredericksburg Road features primary ca…
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Your mind is racing. Your heart is pounding. Your muscles are tensing. Welcome to the world of stress. Continuous stress can cause or worsen heart disease, diabetes, cancer, asthma, chronic pain, headaches, heartburn, liver problems and a host of other i…
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Despite efforts to scale back “Obamacare,” consumers who enrolled by Jan. 31 have health insurance for 2017, according to experts. “Yes, all that is still in place,” said Eddy King, owner of Partners Insurance Advisors. “It would be extremely d…
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Strokes are a serious medical emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 800,000 Americans annually suffer a stroke, with about three-quarters classified as first-time occurrences. It’s the fifth-leading U.S. killer …
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About one in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, but today the diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. Also, thanks to some recent, groundbreaking discoveries in targeted therapy, chemical treatment may become a thing of t…