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Longview Man Running in the Name of Cancer

On Oct. 1, Oleus Lilly began a 763 mile run from El Paso to Longview to raise money and awareness for cancer. Despite being stopped by police, sleeping in the elements and suffering a stress fracture, he has made it back to East Texas a week early.

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Good News About Ebola, at Last

After weeks of concern, worry and then near panic over the deadly Ebola virus, there is finally some good news that will (hopefully) relieve some of the lingering fear of a broader epidemic.

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2nd Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola; Was on Plane Two Days Ago

A second health worker at Dallas Presbyterian Health Hospital was diagnosed with Ebola on Wednesday morning. Apparently the nurse had traveled by air from Cleveland on Monday.

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Nurse in Dallas Becomes First Ebola Patient Infected in U.S.; CDC Urges Calm

The second-ever diagnosis of Ebola in America occurred this weekend, but still, there's no reason to panic. You won't catch Ebola, don't worry.

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Longview’s Oleus Lilly is Running Across Texas in the Name of Cancer

Longview native Oleus Lilly has begun his 800-mile run from El Paso back to Longview. Why is he doing this? To raise funds and awareness for all cancers. He will run the entire month to honer his grandmother, who he lost to Breast Cancer and for all cancer survivors.

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Walking Could Be the Most Important Form of Exercise You Do

Forget what you see on those extreme-weight-loss reality shows. The simple act of walking may in fact be the most helpful form of exercise you're not doing enough.

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Using Artificial Sweeteners to Avoid Sugar May Do More Harm Than Good

New research may confirm what many have thought for some time: artificial sweeteners like Splenda and Equal cause more problems than they solve when it comes to having a healthier diet.

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‘Happy Wife, Happy Life’ Not Just a Clever Saying, According to Study [VIDEO]

It’s clichéd. It’s quaint. It rhymes. And as it turns out, it’s true.

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September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month

If you didn't know, September is Sickle Cell Awareness month. Sickle cell disease is a condition that affects different races of people around the world, but mainly blacks and African Americans have sickle cell disease. What happens in a person's body that has the disease is that some of their red blood cells become hard, sticky and shaped like a C. When this happens the 'C' shaped cells die early and causes a constant shortage of red blood cells.

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Hot Topic Tuesday: Oleus Lilly

Our HOT topic Tuesday is Mr. Oleus Lilly (no pun intended)! As you may know, Oleus will run nearly 800 miles from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1 in honor of his grandmother and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Our initial question for Oleus was, "Who does this?" We quickly learned the WHO is Oleus Lilly! 

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Florida Woman Wins $23.6 Million in Tobacco Lawsuit

A Florida court awarded Cynthia Robinsin $23.6 million against the R.J.Reynolds Tobacco Co. in punitive damages for the death of her husband, who died of lung cancer (reported by CNN).

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Study Shows Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Is Increasing in Children

A troubling new study reveals an increase in type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children up to age 19.

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