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Scott Kappes

Homes Vacant After Ike Being Torn Down

The city of Galveston is spending $21 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds for a buyout program designed to clear empty and decaying homes from the streets of the city.
It…

Scott Kappes

Hurricane Ike Claims Total $12 Billion

According to an Insurance Council of Texas report, claims made for damages resulting from Hurricane Ike have almost reached the $12 billion mark. It has been over 16 months since Hurricane Ike…

Ashley Davis

Increased Warnings for Tylenol

According to a U.S report, Johnson and Johnson are increasing the warnings on their product Tylenol to reduce the risk of liver injury. Tylenol contains Acetaminophen which is used to reduce pain…

Scott Kappes

NOAA Predicts a Less Active 2009 Hurricane Season

With hurricane season fast approaching the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have released their annual hurricane season forecast and things look a little better than last…

Ashley Davis

Accutane Scare

Do you know all of the risks associated with Accutane? Accutane, a popular severe acne medicine has been recalled due to its link to IBD (irritable bowel disease) and Crohn’s disease….

Scott Kappes

Protesters Descend on City Hall in Response to Death

The La Marque police station and city hall became gathering grounds for about 60 police brutality and anti-taser protesters Thursday afternoon. The protesters were speaking out against the use of…

Ashley Davis

Do You Have IBD?

Do you have IBD? IBD stands for Inflammatory bowel disease, and it is a group of inflammatory conditions of the large intestine and small intestine. The two major types of IBD are Crohn’s…

Ashley Davis

Energy Drinks and Exercise Don't Mix

Although energy drinks can give you that extra boost when having a sluggish day, experts caution against consuming them before workouts. The extreme amount of caffeine in the drinks combined with…

Ashley Davis

Did You Know?

In March of 2007, The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) asks Novartis Pharmaceuticals to stop the sale of the irritable bowel syndrome drug Zelnorm. It is now known that Zelnorm increases the…

Ashley Davis

Wear Sunscreen!!

Now that summer is just around the corner it is important to be prepared as you put on your swimsuits and lounge in the sun all day. For a little reminder I wanted to go over some of the…