• Texas state lawmakers discuss new vaping, e-cigarette restrictions

    Texas state lawmakers discuss new vaping, e-cigarette restrictions

    Published: December 09, 2019

    It was the first meeting of the state Senate Health and Human Services Committee since health incidents linked to vaping began to emerge...

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  • Youth Vaping Epidemic Hits Austin Schools

    Youth Vaping Epidemic Hits Austin Schools

    Published: December 04, 2019

    In 2015, Juul burst onto the smoking scene with a lineup of sweet-flavored e-cigarettes small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Sales skyrocketed, and in a few short years the company—which has expanded its corporate offices into Austin—became a billion-dollar brand with the most popular e-cigarette on the market.

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  • More than 100 vaping-related illnesses confirmed in Texas

    More than 100 vaping-related illnesses confirmed in Texas

    Published: December 03, 2019

    With more than 100 vaping-related illnesses confirmed statewide since April, Texas lawmakers on Tuesday mulled remedies that included limiting the flavors o...

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  • More than 100 vaping-related illnesses confirmed in Texas

    More than 100 vaping-related illnesses confirmed in Texas

    Published: December 03, 2019

    With more than 100 vaping-related illnesses confirmed statewide since April, Texas lawmakers on Tuesday mulled remedies that included limiting the flavors o...

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  • Texas lawmakers open to state regulations, and perhaps taxes, on vaping and e-cigarettes

    Texas lawmakers open to state regulations, and perhaps taxes, on vaping and e-cigarettes

    Published: December 03, 2019

    Regulations and perhaps even taxation could be coming for the e-cigarette industry in Texas when the Legislature convenes next in 2021. Those were among the themes when the state Senate Health and Human Services heard expert testimony Tuesday that linked vaping to a nationwide outbreak of cardiovascular disease and nearly four dozen deaths in recent months.

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  • Concussions in high school athletes may be a risk factor for suicide

    Concussions in high school athletes may be a risk factor for suicide

    Published: November 27, 2019

    Concussion, the most common form of traumatic brain injury, has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicide in adults. Now new research published by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) suggests high school students with a history of sports-related concussions might be at an increased risk for suicide completion

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  • Brighter Bites Receives 2019 Seeds of Hope Award

    Brighter Bites Receives 2019 Seeds of Hope Award

    Published: November 27, 2019

    Brighter Bites is ringing in a big win after receiving the RESULTS Houston Seeds of Hope Award last week! The award is bestowed annually to an honoree who is making a meaningful impact in the work to end poverty, and Brighter Bites, with its mission to provide free fresh produce to underserved communities around the U.S. and change healthy behaviors among children and families, is making that positive impact in flying colors.

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  • Tips and recipes to help you kick-start a healthy holiday season

    Tips and recipes to help you kick-start a healthy holiday season

    Published: November 27, 2019

    While the myth that people gain seven to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas has been debunked, a recent study suggests that they do gain about a pound per holiday season – and that can add up to carrying an extra 20 pounds into middle age.

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  • Dietitians dish out tips and recipes for a healthy, happy holiday

    Dietitians dish out tips and recipes for a healthy, happy holiday

    Published: November 22, 2019

    While the myth that people gain seven to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas has been debunked, a recent study suggests that they do gain about a pound per holiday season – and that can add up to carrying an extra 20 pounds into middle age.

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  • Need more fiber in your diet? Try Smoky Apple Cider, Squash and Spinach Salad

    Need more fiber in your diet? Try Smoky Apple Cider, Squash and Spinach Salad

    Published: November 13, 2019

    When a person has diabetes, the pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use the insulin that it produces. This leads to a sugar buildup in the blood stream, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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