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5 Steps to Finding the Right Heart Doctor for You

If you think you might be on the path to a heart problem (or if you already have one), here are a few steps to add to your cardiologist search process.

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Warning Signs That You Are Headed For (or Are Already Having) Heart Trouble

We are now in American Heart Month, but we should pay attention to our hearts all year long, not just during February. Everything else your body does is dependent on how well your heart is working, so if it's at risk of problems, you need to find out why.

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CVS No Longer Selling Cigarettes and Tobacco Starting October 1

A major company is taking a significant stand against smoking and the move is being applauded by the president.

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Texas Health Officials Are Dropping Rabies Vaccines From The Sky

That's not a ketchup packet, it's a rabies vaccine.

The bait is about the size of a ketchup packet, and it's being dropped from helicopters across much of Texas so skunks will eat it, and be effectively vaccinated against the rabies virus.

Just how close to Lufkin is this unconventional rabies clinic being conducted?

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East Texas Fish Contaminated By Chemicals

There was a warning issued yesterday from the Texas State Health Department not to eat some of the fish caught in East Texas.

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Flu Season Hits Hard in Texas

If you talked yourself into getting a flu shot in September or October when the vaccines first came out, good for you! Hopefully you're flu-free and feeling good right now.

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How to Call In Sick Like a Pro

There will come a time in your career when you have to call in sick. That’s fine. Companies offer employees sick days for a reason. But you should always use your sick days properly and professionally.

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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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