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East Texas Students Learn to Make Toothpaste

Ever tried to make your own toothpaste?  I would imagine it's not easy.  That's why we usually leave it to Crest, Colgate, and Aquafresh.

Some Lufkin science students have become toothpaste experts, and made their own!

You might think you'd have to be a high school chemistry student to grasp the toothpaste-making concept, but it's actually Lufkin fifth-graders that have mastered the art.

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‘iPosture’ May Explain Why Tablets and Phones Cause Crippling Back Pain

Mobile devices are supposed to make life easier, but they may actually be making it more painful.

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One East Texas Town May Ban e-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular, and another East Texas Town may try to put a damper on that national trend.

Nacogdoches is thinking about moving toward a ban on e-cigarettes, as more towns across our neck of the woods, and across the state and country, continue to research the effects of using them.  E-cigarettes create a vapor that is inhaled, and some call it "vaping."

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What Is the Best Age to Be? Survey Reveals Shocking Answer

If you could be any age, what would it be?

A new poll of more than 2,200 American adults finds a very surprising answer.

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It’s Fall, and That Means School, Football, and Time for Shots!

Fall is a busy time with the start of school and football games to attend.  And when the weather finally cools off, Texas gets going with fairs and festivals and outdoor fun that was put on hold while the weather was too hot.

There's one more thing to put on the to-do list this fall.  Get your shots!  Flu shots are starting to become available at East Texas pharmacies, and the Texas Department of State Health Services says there's one more shot you'll want to get before it's too late.

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Teen Who Needs Heart Transplant May Be Denied Due to Poor Grades

Can getting good grades save your life?

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Mystery Stomach Bug Reported in 20 Texas Counties

The Texas Department of Health has confirmed 112 cases of a severe stomach bug in the state.  This Cyclospora infection has now been reported in 14 states with over 350 individual cases. 

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National Radio Personality Kidd Kraddick Dead at 53

Kidd Kraddick, host of the popular, nationally-aired morning show Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, has died in New Orleans.

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