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Stephanie Sanchez

Medical Tourism Extends To Pet Care

"Medical tourism” typically refers to people looking for cheaper dental work, pharmaceutical goods or major surgery in another country. But it can also mean healthcare for our four legged friends—whose medical costs can sometimes rival human medical bills. KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez reports that some pet owners are heading south of the border for cheaper pet care.

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Some coastal areas in Texas and Louisiana are under a tropical storm warning and forecasters are warning of potential heavy flooding as Tropical Storm Cindy moved inland from the Gulf of Mexico Thursday morning.

Severe weather and flooding has already been reported over the last two days along the Gulf Coast. The storm made landfall early Thursday morning near the Texas/Louisiana border, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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A sinewy, grayish, vaguely human thing sits on the ice cap somewhere in the Arctic, before plunging into the water below. That's when a very unfortunate whaling vessel arrives and harpoons a whale, setting the thing on a rampage. It won't take long for readers put the pieces together: The creature is the Monster — as in Frankenstein's monster — and his encounter with the whaling ship sets him on a mission to destroy, pitting him against the humanity that rejected him centuries ago.

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For the hundreds of rural U.S. hospitals struggling to stay in business, health policy decisions made in Washington, D.C., this summer could make survival a lot tougher.

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