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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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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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5 Helpful Tips to Avoid Catching the Flu

Unless you’ve been hiding out under the covers shivering, nursing a fever and clutching your achy bones, you probably know this has been a brutal flu season.

What you may not know is there are measures you can take to avoid the flu -- and most of them are pretty darned simple. So, what are they?

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Flu Cases Up in Texas

If you're feeling ill today, it may not be the lingering effects of a night out on New Year's Eve.

Flu cases are up in Texas. Emergency rooms from Dallas to Lufkin to Houston are saying they're seeing more flu cases right now, with fevers of 102 to 103 and that yucky, awful, achey feeling. And of course the other pleasantries associated with the flu that we don't need to mention.

With flu cases on the rise, what can be done?

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Feral Pigs Taking Over the Country

I think many people wish that the saying "When pigs fly..." were true; so pigs could fly away and leave their destruction somewhere other than the U.S.
War is being waged right now across the country -- against huge, ever-growing packs of feral pigs that are running rampant, destroying crops, killing wildlife and spreading disease everywhere they go, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.

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