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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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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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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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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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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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