Deep In The Heart
Sep04

Deep In The Heart

Focus On Being Heart Healthy. Cardiovascular disease takes many forms. These include high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, valvular heart disease, stroke, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat). Astoundingly, the World Health Organization estimates that worldwide 17 million people die annually from cardiovascular disease. In this country about 80 million people have some form of cardiovascular disease, and it’s responsible for...

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Abundant Allergens
Sep04

Abundant Allergens

Our state is a hot spot for sniffles and sneezes. We all know Texas is big. Almost three United Kingdoms or more than six Icelands could fit inside the Lone Star State. Unfortunately, Texas is also a huge hot spot for allergy sufferers. In its report released in spring of this year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) listed McAllen as the No. 1 most challenging place to live in the entire nation for spring allergies,...

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Urgent or Emergent
Apr11

Urgent or Emergent

How to know where to go when things suddenly aren’t how they should be Accidents happen, and we don’t get to say when or where—including after hours or away from home. As a result, it can be difficult to know whether to go to the emergency room or an ur care facility. How serious is serious enough for the ER? Can an urgent care clinic address your specific injury? How do you balance the time you’ve got with the budget you’ve...

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New Knees, Please
Apr09

New Knees, Please

Knee replacement surgery that’s a real game changer. Is chronic knee pain slowing you down? If nonsurgical treatments aren’t providing adequate relief, it’s probably time to explore full or partial knee replacement surgery with an orthopedic surgeon. Knee replacements are often performed using minimally invasive techniques if you are a good candidate, and with surgical innovations that include robotic and computer-assisted knee...

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Stop Kiddin’ Around
Mar14

Stop Kiddin’ Around

Know when it’s time for a kidney screening

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Back to Basics
Mar14

Back to Basics

Back pain is one of the most common ailments sending Americans to their doctor’s office for treatment.

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Nice Eyes
Feb06

Nice Eyes

Protecting your perception—and not just in hindsight

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Cardiac Kindness
Feb06

Cardiac Kindness

Living a heart-healthy lifestyle

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Feed Your Teeth
Feb06

Feed Your Teeth

Vitamins and minerals that’ll keep your chompers chompin’

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Jog for Life
Jan03

Jog for Life

A little morning activity might be the best thing for you

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A Resolution to Stick With
Jan03

A Resolution to Stick With

Resolve to keep your other resolutions by caring for yourself first

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On the Mind: Using Your Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dec04

On the Mind: Using Your Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

If you have put off medical or dental check-ups or procedures and you have FSA money stashed, now is the time to use your FSA funds and improve your health.

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Achy Breaky Body?
Dec04

Achy Breaky Body?

Common symptoms and possible causes

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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
Nov01

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

What to know about symptoms and progression

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Taking It All In
Nov01

Taking It All In

Over the holidays, help friends or family deal with eating disorders by being observant and compassionate

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Just Ask!
Nov01

Just Ask!

Take advantage of holiday conversations with loved ones—for your health

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The Good Kind of Loss
Oct02

The Good Kind of Loss

Anticipated and surprising changes after bariatric surgery

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Health IQ: Restless Legs Syndrome
Oct02

Health IQ: Restless Legs Syndrome

The severity of RLS symptoms ranges from mild to intolerable.

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Don’t Sugar Coat It
Oct02

Don’t Sugar Coat It

What is the relationship between diabetes and sugar?

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Bringing the Hospital Home
Oct02

Bringing the Hospital Home

The increasing popularity of comfortable care

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Ways to Lift Your Spirits
Sep29

Ways to Lift Your Spirits

Beat the winter blues before they arrive

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Tidy Teeth
Sep27

Tidy Teeth

Steer clear of periodontal disease

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Standing Up to Breast Cancer
Sep27

Standing Up to Breast Cancer

Laura celebrates two years cancer-free post treatment

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Digital Detox
Sep27

Digital Detox

Sometimes, it’s smart to put away the smartphone

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7 Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life
Sep27

7 Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life

Though many of us live stressful, demanding lives, with just a little tweaking here and there, we can develop habits that will help us live healthier and more productive lives.

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On the Mind – How many calories should I be eating each day?
Aug28

On the Mind – How many calories should I be eating each day?

Calories are simply a tool of measurement.

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At Risk
Aug25

At Risk

Common health concerns facing Texans

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Take Heart
Feb28

Take Heart

A cardiologist can treat your symptoms and advise you on the road back to heart health.

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What do I need to know about vaccines?
Feb28

What do I need to know about vaccines?

What’s a vaccine?  Vaccines are dead or weakened viruses or bacteria introduced into your body where your immune system is meant to recognize them and create antibodies to defend against future infection. Ancient history Ancient civilizations in India and China were believed to have inoculated their children against smallpox, 1,000 years ago, using a process called “variolation.” Early attempts Physician Edward Jenner first poked...

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Health IQ: Endometrial Ablation
Feb28

Health IQ: Endometrial Ablation

Are you finished having children? Is your regular visit from Aunt Flo ruining your vacations and your life? Would you rather avoid taking oral contraceptives to control your periods? If you answered yes to any of these questions, keep reading. There is a way to reduce (or possibly even stop) heavy periods without having to remove any lady parts. It’s called endometrial ablation. Endometrial ablation is a surgical procedure that...

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Life is a Contact Sport
Feb28

Life is a Contact Sport

Avoid injury while staying active

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Our Cancer Breakthrough
Feb28

Our Cancer Breakthrough

Immunotherapy is changing the face of cancer treatment

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Breaking Bad Habits
Feb28

Breaking Bad Habits

Beating everyday addictions

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Dump the Slump, Feel Better
Feb28

Dump the Slump, Feel Better

Around-the-house exercises to improve your posture

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Mouth Health is Body Health
Feb28

Mouth Health is Body Health

Wellness that’s easy to swallow

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Feb28

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

An Important Wake-Up Call

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Is Your Diet Aging You?
Feb28

Is Your Diet Aging You?

Want to look like a million bucks? You have to eat better.

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Wake Up, Work Out, Repeat
Feb08

Wake Up, Work Out, Repeat

Supplement your gym with home workouts

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Out of Sight
Dec30

Out of Sight

Take your vision seriously—even what you can’t see

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“How Do I Start A New Eating Plan?”
Dec30

“How Do I Start A New Eating Plan?”

Begin with the end in mind

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Health IQ: Shin Splints
Dec30

Health IQ: Shin Splints

The best way to cure shin splints is to prevent them by following these simple principles…

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I’m Only Sleeping
Dec04

I’m Only Sleeping

Settle in for a long winter’s nap… and to all, a good night

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Finally, Flu
Dec04

Finally, Flu

It’s here… prevent the spread of disease during flu season

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Holiday Hustle
Dec04

Holiday Hustle

Hanging with the healthy lifestyle through the holidays

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Pins and Needles and Pain, Oh My!
Nov03

Pins and Needles and Pain, Oh My!

Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy

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Go With Your Gut
Nov03

Go With Your Gut

The human digestive tract is host to 100 trillion non-human organisms.

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Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care: Which is right?
Nov03

Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care: Which is right?

After-hours medical issues are never convenient, and much confusion exists about where to where to go for life’s minor (or major) emergencies when your doctor’s office is closed.

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Alzheimer’s  affects 5.2 million Americans—1 in 9 people aged 65 and older have it.
Nov03

Alzheimer’s affects 5.2 million Americans—1 in 9 people aged 65 and older have it.

This year, add mental wellness to your Thanksgiving list

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In The Know—Learning About Nutritional Supplements
Oct04

In The Know—Learning About Nutritional Supplements

It only takes cruising the vitamin and supplement aisle of your local grocery store to get confused about what your body may actually need in dietary supplements.

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From Top to Bottom
Oct04

From Top to Bottom

Your Guide for Maintaining Health and Wellness

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