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Saint Arnold Brewing Co. was named midsize brewery of the year at the Great American Beer Festival, pacing a record performance Saturday by Texas craft brewers in the annual competition. The Texans – including Houston brewers Eureka Heights and Holler as well as Galveston Island Brewing Co. – were awarded 21 medals at the festival that ended Saturday in Denver. "Texas was raking in the medals this year," Saint Arnold founder Brock Wagner said by telephone. "It shows just how strong the bre…
10.07 / 21:55
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Police are searching for a 45-year-old man who disappeared last month from north Houston. Jerald Reese was last seen on Sept. 19  in the Northline Drive and West Little York Road area, according to the Houston Police Department. He was wearing a white designed T-shirt, black sweat pants and red and white Puma sneakers. The man, whose nickname is "Tony" or "T-baby," is off his medication and police say he may be disoriented or stumble while walking…
10.07 / 21:55
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After Harvey, Tarhonda Bickley had to tear out the sheetrock, carpet and baseboards in her flooded Stafford home. Now she needs help. And she's hoping to get it from the Red Cross. Bickley applied two weeks ago for the Red Cross's Immediate Assistance Program, which provides $400 to households "severely impacted" by Harvey. The charity is facing criticism for the shaky rollout of the program and its application website, which crashed a day after it…
10.07 / 19:15
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An upstate New York police officer's death is the latest to raise questions about the herbal supplement…
10.07 / 18:18
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Children who are exposed to air pollution on the walk between home and school are at greater risk of cognitive damage, according to a new Spanish study led by the…
10.07 / 17:53
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Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia years later, according to a new study. “High blood pressure in midlife is a…
10.07 / 17:53
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PHOENIX (AP) — Basketball great Connie Hawkins has died at 75. The Hall of Famer's death was announced in a statement Saturday by the Phoenix Suns, the team with which he spent his most productive NBA seasons. The Suns told The Associated Press they confirmed the death with his family. The 6-foot-8 Hawkins was a dazzling playground legend in New York City who rose to basketball's heights. The Suns lauded his "unique combination of size, grace and athleticism." Hawkins didn't play in the N…
10.07 / 17:06
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Hurricane Nate is threatening to slam into the Gulf Coast as a Category 2 storm this…
10.07 / 17:01
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A small chance of rain is expected to fall in Houston on Saturday due to Hurricane Nate, according to the National Weather…
10.07 / 15:38
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A person was fatally struck Saturday morning while walking on I-45 North freeway after being involved in another accident, according to the Houston Police…
10.07 / 15:38
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President Donald Trump is reaching out to Democrats to see if they "want to do a great HealthCare Bill" after Republicans have failed so far to fulfill their yearslong promise to repeal and replace the Obama health…
10.07 / 14:36
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For college freshmen who left home for the first time this year, learning to live with a roommate may be one of the easy challenges. For many, this is also the first time they will schedule medical appointments, fill prescriptions, and make decisions about their own health care. Unfortunately, many students aren't prepared to meet these basic life challenges. But with a little planning and parental guidance, college can be an opportunity for young adults to learn how to stay healthy and…
10.07 / 14:05
wnyc.org
Paul Melquist of St. Paul, Minn., has a message for the people who wrote the Affordable Care Act: "Quit wrecking my health care." Teri Goodrich, of Raleigh, N.C., agrees. "We're getting slammed. We didn't budget for this," she says. Millions of people have gained health insurance because of the federal health law. Millions more have seen their existing coverage improved. But one slice of the population — including Melquist and Goodrich — is unquestionably worse off. They are healthy people …
10.07 / 14:05
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There's one small field on Michael Sullivan's farm, near the town of Burdette, Ark., that he wishes he could hide from public view. The field is a disaster. There are soybeans in there, but you could easily overlook them. The field's been overrun by monsters: Ferocious-looking plants called pigweeds, as tall as people and bursting with seeds that will come back to haunt any crops that Sullivan tries to grow here for years to come. "I'm embarrassed to say that we farm that field," Sullivan…
10.07 / 14:05
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Health officials in Texas will be on watch in coming weeks for any increases in mosquito-borne diseases including West Nile virus and Zika after Harvey's heavy rains and flooding brought water that filled ponds and crept into trash and…
10.07 / 13:13
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West Reading, Pa. - Though Reading Health System/Tower Health was fully prepared to accept assignment of existing agreement terms and rate structures with Independence Blue Cross (IBC), on Friday, …
10.07 / 12:39
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A new study finds that a natural decline of the five senses — vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch — can predict a number of poor health outcomes, including reduced cognition, slower [R…
10.07 / 12:11
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New research has found that when it comes to receiving bad news, most people prefer directness, candor and very little — if any — buffer. For the study, conducted by [&#…
10.07 / 12:11
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The Nobel Prize for Medicine has been awarded to three Americans for discoveries about the body's daily…
10.07 / 09:02
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U.S. cities are wrestling with chronically drug-infested areas that have only worsened as cheaper heroin and more potent opioids have flooded…
10.07 / 08:14
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