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July 06, 2015 -- The Halo House Foundation on Friday celebrated reaching its milestone of providing 10,000 days of housing to cancer patients. More
July 04, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District has provided an update regarding beach advisories for the Independence Day holiday weekend. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that it has taken delivery of its new research vessel, the R/V Trident. More
July 01, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that opossums recently captured in Galveston County have been found to have murine typhus, an illness that can be transferred to humans by fleas. More
July 01, 2015 -- The Galveston County Animal Resource Center on Tuesday provided tips for preventing pets from being frightened by fireworks during Independence Day celebrations. More
June 30, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a study by sociologists with the university has found that bisexual men and women report poorer health than gays, lesbians and heterosexuals. More
June 30, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have found that flexing graphene may provide a means to control its electrical properties. More
June 30, 2015 -- The American Academy of Periodontology has announced that a new survey shows that 27 percent of adults admit they lie to their dentist about how often they floss their teeth. More
June 29, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that the university has recently installed the "Titan Themis", a scanning/transmission electron microscope, one of the most powerful microscopes in the country. More w/Video
June 24, 2015 -- Update: The Galveston County Health District reports that beach advisories have been lifted for Galveston beaches, with a single advisory remaining in effect for the Bolivar Peninsula. More
June 23, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center will host a free child car seat check on July 24 at the Webster Fire Department. More
June 18, 2015 -- A professor at Baylor University has offered tips to protect against the West Nile Virus. More
June 16, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch was recently named by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to be a regional treatment center for patients with Ebola or other highly infectious diseases. More
June 12, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District has advised residents that while recent news reports about "flesh eating" bacteria in Florida are not cause for panic, they should take simple precautions to protect themselves. More
June 12, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Thursday announced that the university's School of Nursing has been re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. More
June 10, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District's HIV/STD Control Services Program was recently recognized by the Texas Department of Health State Services. More
June 09, 2015 -- The Houston Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Houston Regional Benefits Office are co-hosting a town hall meeting for Veterans and family members to provide feedback on their VA experiences. More
June 09, 2015 -- The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health on Tuesday issued a statement condemning the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit's decision to vacate the lower court decision enjoining House Bill 2. More
June 09, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Monday announced that a new study has revealed that a treatment taken daily by people who have had organ transplants to prevent rejection also protects against Alzheimer's disease. More
June 05, 2015 -- Debbie Oge, the principal at Guess Elementary in Beaumont, recently led a contingent of students to help the families of burn victims being treated at the University of Texas Medical Branch's Blocker Burn Unit. More
June 03, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today announced that the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization, of which the university is a partner, has received more than $500 million in funding to begin construction of the first of a new generation of extremely large telescopes. More
June 02, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed a low-cost, portable, battery-powered microendoscope that could eventually eliminate the need for biopsies for patients being screened for esophageal cancer. More w/Video
May 31, 2015 -- UnitedHealth Group has announced that it is offering a free emotional support line for those affected by severe weather in Oklahoma and Texas. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence & Innovation was recently dispatched to Wimberley, Texas to conduct low-altitude done flights to survey flood damage and assist in search and rescue efforts. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District today urged residents to take precautions from mosquito exposure. More
May 28, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today announced that biologists with the university are partnering with the University of Massachusetts Amherst to design and manufacture ultrasonic, whistle-like pulse generators to help bats and other wildlife stay away from wind turbines. More
May 26, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed a new method to detect rare DNA mutations. More
May 22, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has announced that researchers have found that drinking chamomile tea was associated with decreased risk of death from all causes in Mexican-American women over 65. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program will host a free educational seminar on melanoma prevention and skin cancer awareness on Tuesday at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont. More
May 21, 2015 -- The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday announced that it has awarded $900,000 in grants to three Texas community health centers to advance peer support in the delivery of integrated health care. More
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