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There are Good Ways to Manage Pain without Prescription Medications
Jun 4, 2018

It’s hard to go a day without reading a headline or hearing a news story about “the opioid crisis.” Awareness about the dangers of addiction to prescription opioid pain medications is now front and center—and for good reason. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that 115 people in the United States die every day […]

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Preventing Childhood Obesity Starts the Day Your Baby is Born
May 30, 2018

 Every parent wants their child to grow up healthy and happy. One of the most important ways you can put your child on that path is to make sure their bodies receive the right kind of nourishment to fuel their growth. It seems straightforward, yet childhood obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. The […]

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Are You Paying Attention to Your Blood Sugar?
May 8, 2018

  Lots of us keep an eye on our blood pressure. And most of us know about the danger of high cholesterol. But for some reason, our blood sugar level isn’t usually top-of-mind—and it should be. “Chronic uncontrolled blood sugar is very hard on nearly every organ in the body,” says Queen Aimuyo, a family […]

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#MoveInMay
May 1, 2018

It’s May—National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Each year, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition encourages Americans to be more active. “This month is a fantastic time to put your focus on exercise and moving your body,” says Haley Newton, D.O., a family medicine physician at the USMD Las Colinas Clinic. “You don’t […]

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Putting an E-N-D to O-A-B
Apr 26, 2018

It’s a milestone no one wants to reach—the realization that you’re not entirely in control of all your body functions. For individuals plagued with the frequent and urgent need to go, it can put a real crimp in your lifestyle. “Overactive bladder is a very common problem as we age,” says Geoffrey Nuss, MD, a […]

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Advice for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Apr 18, 2018

Every day nearly 16 million Americans find themselves in a tough position they weren’t really prepared for—caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. In the medical community, they are often referred to as “informal caregivers” because they aren’t paid or professional care providers, but rather loving family members simply trying to do their best […]

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Diabetes with Heart Disease is a Dangerous Duo. Here’s Why.
Apr 9, 2018

No doubt about it—diabetes on its own is a serious, life-threatening disease. Fortunately, it can be well managed with careful attention to diet, weight control, exercise, and medications that help stabilize blood sugar levels. Yet, despite all the positive news for people living with diabetes, diabetics have a greater risk for heart disease and stroke—even […]

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Stressed About Stress Incontinence? Don’t Be!
Apr 3, 2018

Most women can remember the first time it happened—that mortifying “uh-oh” moment when an unexpected and uncontrollable trickle of urine ran down their leg or wet their clothes. It may have happened when they were laughing with friends, trying to suppress a cough at work, exercising at the gym, or just playing in the backyard […]

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Stress Savvy Steps to Help You Chill
Mar 28, 2018

 You were in a minor fender bender on the way to work. You’ve gained five more pounds instead of dropping the five you gained during the holidays. The presentation you’re supposed to give next week got moved up—to tomorrow. Yep, stress is part of our daily lives. It not only makes us feel bad, it […]

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Protect Yourself During This Nasty Flu Season
Mar 9, 2018

So far, the 2017-2018 flu season has been a nasty one. Like much of the country, Texas has been hard hit. At last count, 4,159 adults and six children have died of complication due to flu-related complications (including pneumonia) in the Lone Star State. In Dallas-Fort Worth alone, 110 deaths have been reported. “And the […]

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