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Lou Reed Back on the Mend After New Health Scare

Lou Reed must be getting tired of seeing the insides of hospitals. Just weeks after the liver transplant that saved his life, he was recently rushed back into emergency care after falling ill.

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City of Lufkin Bans Smoking

This is a follow-up to a story I wrote on April 2.  Hang on a sec - let me put out my cigarette.

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Diabetes Awareness Workshops Available in Lufkin

There's a good chance you may know someone having Diabetes, and there is also a good chance that you may adorn the disease yourself one day.  Diabetes affects over 25 million people, or better than eight percent of the population.

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Shooting At Elementary School In Newtown, Connecticut
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Connecticut Mass Murder Should Demand Policy Changes, But Where do we Start?

By now, the heart wrenching act carried out by a cowardly madman in Connecticut, has many of us challenging faith and acceptance in our world today, and while most of us are asking "how did this happen?", and/or "why did this happen?, I'm just plain sick of all the commentary invoking "mental health" as a plausible reason for mass executions outside of combat.

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East Texas Health Fair Tuesday is August 7th in Lufkin

Better safe than sorry considering universal health care does not become effective until 2014, and for those without insurance, getting ahead of the curve may be just what the doctor ordered.

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[BREAKING] Water Boil In Effect For East Texas Community

You have no doubt heard the saying "What are they putting in the water over there"?  Usually designated for a person or group of people appearing to act abnormal or irrational in the eyes of others.

For the second time in a one month period, the Lake Livingston Water Supply & Sewer Service Corporation (936-327-3107 OR 800-774-9283)is urging residents to boil water.  The subdivisions affected are as follows:

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BREAKING NEWS: ‘Water Boiling’ Urged in Livingston

BREAKING NEWS:

This emergency fax just came across my desk.  Well, I really don't have a desk.  More like a chair and a box.  But, if I were to paint the box a brownish/beige, it may pass for a desk.

Anyway, on a serious note, this urgent message from the Lake Livingston Water Supply & Sewer Service Corporation affecting the "Wiggins Village #1", and "Dickens Oaks West" subdivisions.

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A Long Commute Hurts Your Health, Researchers Say

Average commute times in Lufkin are between 17 and 19 minutes, according to zipatlas.com. That's not so bad, compared to much of the country.

It turns out, longer commutes can have a serious health impact over time. This may make you want to move right next door to the office.

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Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Diagnosed with Lymphoma

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, and is currently working with doctors to determine the best possible treatment routine.

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Steven Tyler and Roger Daltrey Funding Development of Vocal Cord Repair Gel

Scientists working at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the funding help of hometown hero and Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, are working on a special, almost magical gel that replicates the activity of a human vocal cord. It will be able to help the damaged voices of singers and, more importantly, cancer patients! The Who vocalist Roger Daltrey is also partly funding the endeavor.

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Britain May Increase Recommendations for Healthy Alcohol Consumption

The Commons Science and Technology Committee in the United Kingdom is considering increasing its guidelines for healthy alcohol consumption, which currently state men shouldn’t routinely drink more than four units of alcohol a day — about two pints of beer — and women should limit themselves to three units — a large glass of wine.

Doctors have cast doubts on the recommendations, put in place by the Royal College of Physicians in 1987.

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Lee Warren, Gallo Images, Getty Images
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How Healthy Is East Texas?

Rankings came out this week that broke down the health of each and every county in Texas.  Are you feeling good?  Angelina County ranked...

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