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Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment with Dr. Sid Roberts

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and KICKS 105 has teamed up with CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial - Lufkin to use our on air and online platforms to help educate women in East Texas on how to best prevent this disease. 

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6th Annual Hudson Gets Healthy Set for Thursday

The 6th annual Hudson Get Healthy event is coming Thursday, October 5th at the Hudson High School Gym.

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Lufkin Boy Gets Flesh-Eating Staph Infection After Swimming in Lake Sam Rayburn

A 3-year old boy was misdiagnosed at first, but a doctor near Houston finally figured out the red splotches on his skin were the result of a flesh-eating staph infection.  He swam with his family at Lake Sam Rayburn at the end of July.

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Watch Out for This Disgusting Food-Borne Illness

If you're so hungry that you don't have time to wash the strawberries before you eat them, you could end up in the bathroom for a few hours with a pretty awful stomach ache.  More Texans are heading to the toilet this year with a food-related illness called Cyclosporiasis, so we're offering up ways to spare you that pain.  

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If You’re Headed to a Texas Beach, Watch Out for Disease-Causing Bacteria

Not to ruin the fun, but there are some things we need to know before heading to a Texas beach this summer. Galveston, for one, is worried about bacteria, and here's why we should be too.

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Cases of a Brain-Swelling Disease Are Expected to Increase in Texas

There's a pro golfer from Texas who was unfortunate enough to get Lyme disease, and he says it makes you feel awful with headaches, muscle aches, and fatigue.  Yuck.  Lyme disease cases are supposed to increase this year, and here's what we need to do about it.

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Smoking Costs a Texan Over a Million Dollars in a Lifetime

Texas ranks 27th on the list that highlights real costs of smoking, and some of these numbers are unbelievable!

If you've never wanted to kick the habit before,  the idea that you could have a million dollars leftover might be just what you need.  Holy....um, smokes.

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Texas Has Several of the Fattest Cities in America

We're not the fattest state, but we're not the skinniest either.

And not only is weight an issue here, but Texas has some of the cities near the top of the list for high cholesterol and inactivity too.  Uh oh.

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The Most Dangerous Animal in Texas is Smaller Than Your Shoe

If you're going to die from an animal encounter in Texas, it will most likely be with this one. It's responsible for more deaths here than any other animal.  

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Contributed photo - CHI St Luke's Health Memorial
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Nurses Honored with DAISY Award at CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial

CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial is proud to partner with The DAISY Foundation to honor nurses with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.  This award recognizes nurses who consistently demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care.  

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Citronella Doesn’t Bother Texas Mosquitoes

Soon we'll move this party outside, and we'll be camping and fishing and playing golf even more than we do now. Mosquito season will be cranking up too, and it turns out those bugs are onto us, and not bothered by some of our methods to get rid of them.  But don't fear. There is one thing that does work.

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CHI St. Luke’s Health Welcomes New Internal Medicine Physician

CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial welcomes Board Certified Internal Medicine physician Swapna Bemalgi, M.D. to the medical staff in Angelina County and the Memorial Clinics team. Dr. Bemalgi specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases.

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