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Why You Should Stop Using Spray Sunscreen on Your Kids Right Now

An ongoing investigation by the Food and Drug Administration has prompted Consumer Reports to urge parents not to use spray-on sunscreen on or near children.

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Texas Reports First Case of Chikungunya Virus

The mosquito-borne virus with the weird name has now made its way into the Lone Star State.  A case of chikungunya (pronounced chicken goon yuh) has been confirmed in Williamson County, just north of Austin. 

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Enjoy Your Fourth of July With These Fireworks-Safety Tips

Independence Day is perfect for outdoor family fun. It's also the one time of year when it’s seems to be okay to play with matches. Family fun and playing with matches may seem like an unlikely combo, but hey, so is America, right?

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Chris Young Hospitalized After Cooking Accident

Chris Young was taken to the hospital after injuring his left hand cooking dinner on Thursday night. The singer has cancelled his planned fan autograph session, scheduled for Friday at the CMA Music Festival.

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Report Says More Ticks Survived Winter — Look Out for Lyme Disease This Summer

A new report indicates that there is likely a larger population of deer ticks this season, meaning there are more tiny carriers of Lyme disease to look out for.

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What are the ‘Germiest’ Places/Items in your Kitchen?

The microorganisms that cause E.coli, yeast, molds, Listeria, and Salmonella could very well be present in items in your kitchen.  Thankfully, usually the concentration of these germs is small and doesn't pose too much of an issue.  However, wouldn't you like to know where the highest levels of these germs usually occur in the kitchen? 

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Chinese Doctors Attach Man’s Hand to Ankle in Limb-Saving Procedure

This morning on Tabloid News we shared with you a story about a man in China who was involved in an accident which mangled his arm and severed the hand from that arm.  Luckily, the hand was brought to doctors in time for the possibility of re-attaching it to the arm.  

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Four Dead in Conroe Area Due to Mystery Illness

It mimics flu-like symptoms, but results in kidney failure.  The big question is: What is it?  According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, 4 persons are confirmed dead in Montgomery County as a result of this 'mystery illness'. 

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Healthiest States Ranked, Where Does Texas Check in?

It seems that every year we hear various rankings about the healthiest/non-healthiest places to live, cleanest cities, most obese states, best places to live, and the lists go on and on.  And here we go with another one...America's Health Rankings

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Report – Use Paper Towels, Not Air Dryer for Hands

I'm not a fan of public bathrooms.  I'm not a 'germaphobe', but to borrow a line from Forrest Gump, you just never know what you're gonna get. I do prefer bathrooms that have the warm air dryers for your hands as opposed to paper towels.  I've always thought they provided better hygiene.  Apparently I was wrong...very wrong. 

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Free Back to School Eye Exams Offered Today by Center for Sight

During this back to school tax free weekend, so many parents make purchases to make sure their kids have a good number of things they need for the upcoming school year...school supplies, clothing, etc...

However, there's something very important that you need to give your kids, and today it's free. 

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Mystery Stomach Bug Reported in 20 Texas Counties

The Texas Department of Health has confirmed 112 cases of a severe stomach bug in the state.  This Cyclospora infection has now been reported in 14 states with over 350 individual cases. 

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