Approximately 2,400 Americans die from a cardiovascular disease every day; in fact, heart disease and stroke are America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, respectively. Studies show that a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease is lack of physical activity, but that just 30 minutes a day of an activity like walking can improve your health and decrease your risk.

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The Thursday, Nov. 3, release of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 14th Report on Carcinogens includes seven newly reviewed substances, bringing the cumulative total to 248 listings.

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Ryan Pelton

Ryan Pelton is more than just an award winning Elvis tribute artist.

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Steven Curtis Chapman

Hope Women’s Resource Clinic presents its annual gala Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Holiday Inn & Suites (3950 IH-10 S. at Walden Road) in Beaumont. This year’s guest speaker will be five-time Grammy award winning Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman. Single tickets are $125 and can be purchased online at hope-clinic.com.

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Richard Alderman

Q. My dog was injured while in the care of my groomer. It cost me over $700 in vet bills. The groomer refuses to take any responsibility for what happened and refuses to reimburse me for my expenses. What can I do? He won’t even give me the name of his insurance company.

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