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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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Texas AG Reacts to Health Care Ruling

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says on one hand, he thinks the US Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Obama's health care overhaul was wrong.  On the other hand, Abbott says the ruling is still a victory for individual liberty and states’ rights.

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Supreme Court Upholds Obama’s Health Care Law

The Obama administration got an enormous victory on Thursday when the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the President’s signature achievement: the 2010 health care law.

And in a surprise to many court watchers, it was Chief Justice John Roberts who sided with the more liberal justices and wrote the majority opinion.

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Surprise: Most Dangerous Sports for Kids

American kids suffer about three and a half million sports-related injuries every year.  Three out of four of  those injuries are not considered serious, but that still means one in every four --  more than 800 thousand -- ARE serious.  Like to know which sports cause the most serious injuries?

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Jasper Hospital Going to “Pot”

Jasper Police say they still want someone to explain the three-foot tall marijuana plant they found growing outside Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital.

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In Texas This Summer, Sunscreen Is Your Friend

Summer is here, and it seems like everyone is hitting the pool or the lake. Who doesn’t love relaxing on a boat with a few close friends, family members, and perhaps drinks with umbrellas in them? It’s all fun and games until somebody gets a nasty, blistering sunburn.

I got one of those several years ago at Lake Travis in Austin. My back was bare while I was on a boat with friends, I didn’t put an ounce of sunscreen on it, and I laid on a raft for about two hours. The next day, if it had been the time period where it was cool to type OMG, that would have been my choice of acronyms. Or perhaps IMBOF (is my back on fire). And yes, I made that up.

What’s our skin cancer risk in Texas?

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Hotel May be Nice, but Don’t Touch Anything

You expect hotels and the nicer "brand name" roadside motels to be clean and healthy places to stay, but don't bet on it. Researchers at the University of Houston School of Hotel and Restaurant Management say hotel rooms are nowhere as clean as they look, and they can even make you sick.

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Angelina College Goes Smoke-Free This Fall

Angelina College officials have decided it's time to ban all uses of tobacco products at the school.  The new policy makes the entire AC campus, including all off-campus centers, 100 percent tobacco-free.

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