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CBP ensures Mother’s Day plants are disease, pest-free

Posted: 11:27 AM - As Mother’s Day rapidly approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at South Texas ports of entry continue to conduct examinations and maintain vigilance to ensure that personal and commercial importations of flowers are free from insects, pests and diseases that could harm the agricultural and floral industries of the United States.

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Leading causes of death for Hispanics

Updated: 05/05/2015 - The Centers for Disease Control reports the leading causes of death among Hispanics are heart disease and cancer.

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Americans attitudes on sex are changing

Updated: 05/05/2015 - Approval of premarital sex rose from 42 percent in 2000 to 58 percent in 2012. Acceptance of same-sex relationships more than tripled between 1990 and 2012.

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A look at depression in women

Posted: 05/01/2015 - Researchers at the University of Michigan point out rates of reported depression among white women are at least 11 percent higher than those of black women.

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Are hospital disinfectants safe?

Updated: 05/01/2015 - The FDA is calling for makers of hospital disinfectants to prove their products are safe and effective.

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One apple makes a huge difference

Updated: 04/30/2015 - A new study from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab suggests eating an apple before shopping for groceries could lead to healthier food choices.

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New Law Promotes Fast Food Calorie Consciousness

Posted: 04/30/2015 - With busy lifestyles and fast food restaurants on seemingly every corner, it might feel like the odds are against us when it comes to making healthy decision. A new law has been put into effect to make calorie conscious dining a possibility.

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High fiber diets lower risks for colon cancer

Updated: 04/29/2015 - Researchers asked a group of black Americans to consume a traditional, high fiber African diet - and a group of native South Africans switched to a typical, high-fat American diet.

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North Texas families lobby for medical marijuana

Posted: 04/28/2015 - In search of a new treatment option for their children, dozens of North Texas families are heading to Austin in support of two bills that could bring a form of medical marijuana to the state.

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Freestanding emergency rooms can be confusing, costly

Posted: 04/28/2015 - Freestanding Emergency Centers look much like urgent care clinics, and so many consumers have confused the two, lawmakers are now considering legislation to require Freestanding Emergency Centers (FEC’s) have more signage to identify them as such.

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More babies using smartphones

Updated: 04/27/2015 - Many babies are watching TV and using smartphones before their first birthday.

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Mastectomy over lumpectomy?

Updated: 04/24/2015 - A new study reveals many breast cancer patients who are eligible for a lumpectomy still choose to have a mastectomy.

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