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How Much Sleep Should You Get to Keep Your Memory Sharp?

We all know getting too little sleep isn’t good for us, but did you know getting too much shuteye can make your memory worse, too?

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via Facebook/Office of the Governor of Texas
via Facebook/Office of the Governor of Texas
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Rick Perry Says NO Medicaid Expansion in Texas

If there were any doubts that Governor Rick Perry wants Texas to have nothing to do with President Obama's Health Care overhaul, the Austin American-Statesman reports Perry has cleared the air on that once and for all.

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via Facebook/Fight for Critical Cancer Drugs
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Pharma Gets Incentives to Make Kids Cancer Drugs

Thanks to a Texas Congressman, pharmaceutical companies will get a big incentive to start producing drugs for treating cancer in children.  These are "orphan drugs" which the drug makers stopped making because they couldn't make money from them, but that should change soon.

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via Facebook/Texas Medical Center
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Report: Texas is Dead Last in Health Care

It's reported that despite the presence of some of the finest and most famous medical centers, hospitals and specialized medical facilities in the world, a report from the US Department of Health and Human Services says Texas ranks at the bottom in the overall quality of the health care it provides.  The report says Texas is falling short in areas ranging from acute hospital care to home treatment of the chronically ill.

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Seb Oliver, Getty Images
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New Survey Reveals More Teenagers Try Drugs and Alcohol During the Summer

While the summer months are supposed to fun and a much needed break from the previous school year, a new survey finds that many teens are using their summer vacation to try drugs and alcohol.

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Erin Patrice O'Brien, Getty Images
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FDA Announces First Ever at Home HIV Test

In the never-ending war against the spread of the HIV virus that can lead to AIDS, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has approved the first-ever a self-administered HIV testing kit that produces results without the use of a laboratory.

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via Facebook/Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
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Today is Townsquare Media Blood Drive Day

Today's the day -- The day for the annual blood drive co-sponsored by the Blood Center of East Texas, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and the five radio stations of Townsquare Media in Lufkin and Nacogdoches.

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Medical Breakthrough Can Keep People Alive Even After They’ve Stopped Breathing

Modern medicine has been known to perform the impossible, including resuscitate people on the edge of death. Now doctors will be able to wow us even more since they’ll soon have the ability to keep people alive even if they’ve stopped breathing.

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