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City of Victoria Water Disinfection Process Changing Temporarily

According to a news release, just under a month from now (on Thursday, May 1, 2014), the City of Victoria will begin converting its water disinfection process to free chlorine for a period of approximately one (1) month

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Photo © 2011 Skeeter Nash
Photo © 2011 Skeeter Nash
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Amazing Video: Dogs Can Smell Cancer

We've all heard stories of dogs rescuing lost skiers or hikers, or dogs that bark to alert their families of a fire or intruder in their house. But what some dogs can do--either through training, or their own natural instincts--could quietly save untold lives, and will amaze you!

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© 2009 Skeeter Nash
© 2009 Skeeter Nash
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Study: Naps ARE Good For You!

Here in South Texas, the concept of the siesta is not unfamiliar. Most of us know how brief, refreshing "power nap" (if one has the ability to take one) can give you that little "re-charge" of our internal batteries to get through the remainder of a tough work day.

Now, researchers at California State University Berkeley have proof that napping is not only good for you, it's natural for human beings to want to take siestas!

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Lifebuzz: 30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself

I love a good list. Especially lists that offer up some good life advice or helpful suggestions. I happened to see this one linked on Facebook, and found it to be very interesting. I think you will, too!

From time to time, we all find ourselves at a loss for how to deal with some of the stuff life throws at us. Perhaps you and I can find some comfort in the information included in this list!

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Victoria Relay For Life Pep Rally

You can help in the fight against cancer at the Victoria Relay For Life Pep Rally to be held at the Victoria Mall on Saturday, March 22, 2014 starting at 11:00 a.m. There will be entertainment, booths and more

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March is National Kidney Month

Organ donation is a very real and very important part of life... and death... in today's world. It fascinates me that we, as humans, have the opportunity to save lives even after ours has ended. March is National Kidney Month.

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© Skeeter Nash
© Skeeter Nash
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March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

The beautiful redhead in this picture is my mother, Cecilia (yes, that's six-year-old Yours Truly on her lap!). This photo was taken at Christmas time in 1966. Ten years later, my Mom was dead, due to complications from colon cancer. This makes March being Colon Cancer Awareness Month very personal to me!

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All You Can Eat Pancakes to Support “Relay For Life”

Here's a chance to support 'Relay for Life' and chow down on some pancakes, too!!The 'Relay for Life' all you can eat pancake breakfast is this Saturday at the Whataburger at 4302 North Navarro in Victoria.

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Should You See A Therapist?

Pressures at work. Worry because you can't find work. Conflicts at home. Loss, loneliness. These are just a few of life's challenges that can lead to feelings of depression, or worse. But there's a big difference between "feeling down," and true mental illness issues that need to be addressed with professional help. How can you tell if you need to seek counseling and/or treatment? Here are eight signs that you need to pay attention to.

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley Recalls Her Struggle With Mother’s Dementia

From the early signs to the diagnosis, to the needed longterm care and all the emotions in between, Brad Paisley’s wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley is sharing her story of learning to love again after her mother Linda was diagnosed with a form of dementia.

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Accolade Hospice to Hold Volunteer Info Meeting

As we care for an ever increasing number of patients in the Victoria area Accolade Hospice has a growing need for enthusiastic, caring volunteers to work with patients and/or assist staff with special activities.

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Photo: © Skeeter Nash
Photo: © Skeeter Nash
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Dogs And Cancer

If you're like me, your pets--especially dogs--become like members of your family. Those of us who have dogs--and want them to be in the best health possible--have the usual pet-related health issues we worry about: flea/tick infestations, rabies, distemper, even heart disease. A diagnosis of cancer in one of our furry family members is just as terrifying as it would if it was one of us getting that news. Could your breed of dog be more susceptible to cancer than other breeds?

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