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The temperature outside may be dropping rapidly but that doesn’t mean venturing outdoors will cause you to catch a cold.Isabel Valdez, a physician assistant and instructor of general internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine says a virus, like the common cold, spreads through what we b…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – Transitioning from independent living to assisted living can be one of the most important and emotional decisions that families will face as the children of seniors are often encouraging the move while their parents are resisting. 

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Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Goodell, chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. She is among 100 new members, including 10 international members, announced today at the Academy’s annual meeting in Wa…

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HOUSTON  (Covering Katy News) - The cooler temperatures may be sending you outdoors, but it could also be the cause of your seasonal allergies. Although ragweed pollen is the main cause of fall allergies, an expert at the Baylor College of Medicine warns that storms that send in cold fronts …

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KATY (Covering Katy News) — Roller coasters can be fun. Sometimes, they can be hectic. Life with a child with autism can be a bit like a roller coaster ride, filled with ups and downs. To help family members understand more about life with a child on the autism spectrum, The Arc of Katy is h…

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KATY/HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Sanitas Medical Center and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas will open 10 new medical centers in Houston and Dallas over the next several months. The first of the 10 location to officially open is located at 2610 North Mason Road in Katy/Harris Cou…

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KATY/HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Kelsey-Seybold Clinic broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art, standalone medical clinic in the West Grand Parkway area that will replace Cinco Ranch Clinic upon completion in the summer of 2020. The new clinic will be located at Grand Morton Town Ce…

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HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department encourages everyone ages six months and older to protect themselves, their family and community from the flu by getting a flu shot before the end of October. Flu outbreaks can occur as early as October and last as late as May according to the HHD.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Ronald McDonald House Charities is making a difference in the lives of children and their mothers who don't have health insurance. Their programs are available for families all over the Houston area including Katy and Fort Bend County. 

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – A University of Houston chemist is exploring the link between copper protein molecules in brain cells and their link to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - At least three Houston teens have been hospitalized with serious lung illnesses following use of e-cigarettes, the Houston Health Department announced on Tuesday. The hospitalizations all occurred within the past month and fit the profile of a multi-state outbr…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - With concerns rising over the health effects of vaping, doctors and researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are taking preventative action. The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of Outreach and Health Disparities will use a $1.2 million CPRIT …

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) –  It’s the time of the year when heat-related illness is a real possibility but the Houston Health Department has several recommendations to keep you protected.

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If you have a child or another family member with disabilities, you obviously have concerns and questions. How can you help your loved one achieve the greatest quality of life possible? Can you arrange for adequate services? What’s the best way to pay for them? Can you get some financial help?

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RICHMOND (Covering Fort Bend News) - The race to outrun hunger at Harvest Green is slated for Saturday, Sept. 28, but dedicated runners and weekend warriors can get ready now, with early birds catching lower registration fees.

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SUGAR LAND (Covering Katy News) – The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center will offer free back-to-school immunizations to Fort Bend children on Wednesday, July 31. Children from 6 to 18 years old will be provided with the vaccinations.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – Medical cost sharing plans have been around for decades but not until the recent spike in the cost of insurance have many people started considering the plans for their families and employees.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – The summer heat can bring a multitude of concerns, including uncomfortable heat rashes. A Baylor College of Medicine dermatology expert offers insight on what causes these rashes and advice on prevention and treatment. Most importantly, look to heat rash as the…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News)  – Summertime means time spent on the water – whether on a cruise or sailboat, on the lake, at the waterpark or swimming in the pool or ocean. But do you ever have the sensation that you’re still rocking or swaying back and forth after you get out of the water an…

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On Tuesday, the Texas House gave final approval in a 128-20 vote to Lucio’s bill, which would let people with Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s disease, muscular dystrophy, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism and a bevy of other illnesses qualify for the medicine.Lucio’s bill would also increase from …

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CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) – The City of Katy Office of Emergency Management is warning residents to be aware that there are three cases of measles in Northwest Harris County. The warning came on the Katy OEM Facebook page after Harris Couty Public Health went public with news of thre…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Approximately 1 out of 59 adolescences are affected by autism spectrum disorder and between 50 to 80 percent may also have an anxiety disorder. Given this, and the current lack of treatment options for children with ASD and co-occurring anxiety, researchers fro…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Stuffy or runny noses and sore throats are common signs of a cold and can make us feel miserable, but are there effective ways to treat a cold or even prevent catching one? Baylor College of Medicine’s Isabel Valdez offers her tips.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Almost one in three American adults, 90 million people, are living with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In some, this disease can progressively damage the liver, resulting in advanced scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) or liver cancer. Tragically, mos…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are seeking clinical trial volunteers for new Alzheimer’s disease prevention and treatment studies, and even if you haven’t been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you can still be a part of the work to understand this debilit…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – A shared goal to raise awareness and develop better treatments for neonatal-onset epilepsy has brought Baylor College of Medicine researchers together with three U.S. families: Jim and Tina Thompson of Iowa, Carla and Bryan Forbes from Massachusetts, and Jim Jo…

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CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) – A little more than a year ago, Katy physician Dr. Thanh Taylor decided she was tired of jumping through the hoops of constant changes in insurance rules and regulations – changes that rarely benefited the doctor or the patient. In order to better serve her…

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KATY (Covering Katy News)  –  It was a typical evening at home for Keith Smith, who was getting his 8-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter ready for bed on a school night, when his life changed forever. On Feb. 12, the 40-year-old father of two had just finished putting his children to bed …

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AUSTIN (Covering Katy News) —The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is mailing new identification cards to Texas Medicare beneficiaries now, and AARP warns that Medicare enrollees are at risk of being victimized by con artists’ fraudulent schemes to capitalize on the card repl…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – As the kids returned to school this year, excited to see their old friends, one 8-year-old boy’s appearance at a Katy, elementary school was especially poignant.  He left first grade in February of 2017 to begin a life-saving cancer treatment for leukemia.