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This Fungal Infection Can Be Found In Parts Of Texas, But It’s Hard To Track

Texas is among a small group of states with cases of Valley fever, a lung infection caused by breathing in a fungus called Coccidioides. The illness has been around for a long time, but hasn’t really gotten much attention – until … Continue reading

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Mysterious Death Uncovers Risk In Federal Oil Field Rules

Oil worker Dustin Bergsing, 21, was found dead on top of a North Dakota oil tank in 2012. A journalist and a doctor looking into the death found a pattern of similar fatal accidents.

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Border Patrol Tries A New Outreach Effort In An Unexpected Place

PHOENIX – It’s mid-morning at the Mexican consulate in Phoenix. Close to 200 people are seated in rows of metal chairs. They’re waiting for their names to be called for passports or consular IDs. On this day, there’s a guest … Continue reading

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Booster Shot: Healthy Snacks

This is Booster Shot, your monthly look at personal health. On this show, we talk to Dr. Sudip Bose, an orthopedic surgeon at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, about healthy snacks. We’ve all heard the breakfast is the most important meal … Continue reading

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In Refugee-Rich Vickery Meadow Neighborhood, Residents React To Ebola

Ebola was the talk of Vickery Meadow in northeast Dallas Wednesday. It’s a refugee-rich neighborhood with a significant West African population – and it’s where a man was visiting before he became the first person in the United States diagnosed … Continue reading

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Booster Shot: An Examination Of Arthritis

This is Booster Shot, your monthly look at personal health. On this show, we talk to Vijay Borra, an orthopedic surgeon at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, about arthritis. Arthritis is actually a catch-all for more than 100 different diseases and … Continue reading

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First Rural Medical Residency Opens on U.S./Mexico Border

There’s a crisis in the nation’s healthcare. The lack of family doctors, an issue throughout the U.S., is a problem felt most acutely in rural regions, which lacks doctors of all specialities. But a possible solution to make up this … Continue reading

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