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Lufkin Boy Gets Flesh-Eating Staph Infection After Swimming in Lake Sam Rayburn

A 3-year old boy was misdiagnosed at first, but a doctor near Houston finally figured out the red splotches on his skin were the result of a flesh-eating staph infection.  He swam with his family at Lake Sam Rayburn at the end of July.

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Watch Out for This Disgusting Food-Borne Illness

If you're so hungry that you don't have time to wash the strawberries before you eat them, you could end up in the bathroom for a few hours with a pretty awful stomach ache.  More Texans are heading to the toilet this year with a food-related illness called Cyclosporiasis, so we're offering up ways to spare you that pain.  

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If You’re Headed to a Texas Beach, Watch Out for Disease-Causing Bacteria

Not to ruin the fun, but there are some things we need to know before heading to a Texas beach this summer. Galveston, for one, is worried about bacteria, and here's why we should be too.

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Cases of a Brain-Swelling Disease Are Expected to Increase in Texas

There's a pro golfer from Texas who was unfortunate enough to get Lyme disease, and he says it makes you feel awful with headaches, muscle aches, and fatigue.  Yuck.  Lyme disease cases are supposed to increase this year, and here's what we need to do about it.

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Smoking Costs a Texan Over a Million Dollars in a Lifetime

Texas ranks 27th on the list that highlights real costs of smoking, and some of these numbers are unbelievable!

If you've never wanted to kick the habit before,  the idea that you could have a million dollars leftover might be just what you need.  Holy....um, smokes.

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Texas Has Several of the Fattest Cities in America

We're not the fattest state, but we're not the skinniest either.

And not only is weight an issue here, but Texas has some of the cities near the top of the list for high cholesterol and inactivity too.  Uh oh.

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The Most Dangerous Animal in Texas is Smaller Than Your Shoe

If you're going to die from an animal encounter in Texas, it will most likely be with this one. It's responsible for more deaths here than any other animal.  

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Flu Season in Texas is Winding Down

There are at least 12,000 new cases of the flu each week across the country, but Texas is much healthier it turns out.  So how much longer will flu season last?

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