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Lufkin Boy Gets Flesh-Eating Staph Infection After Swimming in Lake Sam Rayburn

A 3-year old boy was misdiagnosed at first, but a doctor near Houston finally figured out the red splotches on his skin were the result of a flesh-eating staph infection.  He swam with his family at Lake Sam Rayburn at the end of July.

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If You’re Headed to a Texas Beach, Watch Out for Disease-Causing Bacteria

Not to ruin the fun, but there are some things we need to know before heading to a Texas beach this summer. Galveston, for one, is worried about bacteria, and here's why we should be too.

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Smoking Costs a Texan Over a Million Dollars in a Lifetime

Texas ranks 27th on the list that highlights real costs of smoking, and some of these numbers are unbelievable!

If you've never wanted to kick the habit before,  the idea that you could have a million dollars leftover might be just what you need.  Holy....um, smokes.

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Texas Has Several of the Fattest Cities in America

We're not the fattest state, but we're not the skinniest either.

And not only is weight an issue here, but Texas has some of the cities near the top of the list for high cholesterol and inactivity too.  Uh oh.

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The Most Dangerous Animal in Texas is Smaller Than Your Shoe

If you're going to die from an animal encounter in Texas, it will most likely be with this one. It's responsible for more deaths here than any other animal.  

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Citronella Doesn’t Bother Texas Mosquitoes

Soon we'll move this party outside, and we'll be camping and fishing and playing golf even more than we do now. Mosquito season will be cranking up too, and it turns out those bugs are onto us, and not bothered by some of our methods to get rid of them.  But don't fear. There is one thing that does work.

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Flu Season in Texas is Winding Down

There are at least 12,000 new cases of the flu each week across the country, but Texas is much healthier it turns out.  So how much longer will flu season last?

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Your Favorite Lufkin Bar Helps You Be Happy

Here's a reason to head right to happy hour at Bubba T's or Chili's, or any favorite watering hole after work today.  Regular social drinking is good for our health.

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Odds of Keeping a New Year’s Resolution are Better in Shreveport?

Folks in Austin will be most successful in Texas when it comes to keeping a New Year's Resolution.

And Shreveport ranks higher than Lufkin?  Surely we're more disciplined and determined than we think. Here's the kicker.

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Jen’s Detox Smoothie Will Get You Off to a Good Start in 2017

This smoothie recipe may not sound all that appetizing, but pumps me full of vitamins and gets rid of headaches.  Swear.

This smoothie along with some black eyed peas on the side, and you'll be off to a good star in 2017.

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Lufkin Fast Food Restaurant Get’s Healthy

There's a fast food restaurant on South 1st in Lufkin, and another on Timberland Drive, that some say is the healthiest in town.  And here's why.

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Sleeping With Your Dog Is a Good Thing

The experts say it's a good thing to let the dog sleep in the bed with you.  But does your sig other agree?

See why this "good thing" could also be a deal breaker for relationships.

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