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Stay Safe While You Travel

Posted by Mia Simon on Aug 16, 2017 12:32:50 PM

With only a few weeks before school resumes, families are packing their bags, hitting the road and catching flights for fun-filled getaways while they still can. Many of us will make a packing checklist, but family medicine physician Kelly Farris, MD, at Methodist Family Health Center – Murphy, also suggests making a safety checklist before you head out on your vacation. Here are 10 travel tips for you, and your family:

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Topics: Wellness

How to Improve Your Mental Health

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Aug 14, 2017 9:00:24 AM

As the pressures of professional and personal life mount, stress becomes an increasingly prominent issue. Stress, the state of mental and emotion tension caused by adverse or demanding circumstances, is one of the leading causes of poor mental health. Unlike physical health, mental health refers to one’s overall physiological well-being; however, physical and mental health are positively correlated and affect our abilities to participate in healthy behaviors. Our partners at the Mayo Clinic have found that symptoms of stress can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity.

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Topics: Wellness

Don’t get dehydrated!

Posted by Mia Simon on Aug 3, 2017 2:32:21 PM

Summers in North Texas can be brutal. It is important to drink lots of water so you don’t fall victim to dehydration, or something more serious.

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Topics: Wellness

No Oven Summer Recipes

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Jul 31, 2017 3:12:24 PM

 

There’s no way around it – Texas summers are hot. In addition to the CDC’s recommended goal of 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day. How can one maintain a healthy diet while staying cool in the kitchen? If you don’t want to feel like you’re baking in an oven, beat the heat with these light, oven-free recipes that will keep your body fueled, hydrated, and satisfied.

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Topics: Nutrition

4 Reasons You Might Be Losing Your Hair

Posted by Sarah Cohen on Jul 25, 2017 8:31:08 AM

If there is one part of my body I wouldn’t change, it’s my hair. I love the thickness, the length, the color — you should have seen the look I gave a hairdresser once for suggesting dying sections of it blonde. No, thank you! Even the occasional gray hair can’t burst my bubble. I love these locks.

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Topics: Wellness

The Value of Getting a Second Opinion

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Jul 10, 2017 1:19:11 PM

Your doctor gives you a serious diagnosis or recommends a major procedure. You feel unsure about moving forward and wonder, “should I get a second opinion?”

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Topics: Wellness

Bone Health: How to Give Your Bones a Boost

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Jul 5, 2017 1:37:42 PM

When you think of osteoporosis, you may assume it’s a disease that only impacts older women. You may even put off worrying about bone health until after menopause. 

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Topics: Wellness

Outdoor Activities to Rejuvenate You This Summer

Posted by Diana Zoga on Jun 28, 2017 11:10:35 AM

Certain warm-blooded animals hibernate to get through the winter months, and you could say some warm-blooded North Texans take a similar approach to survive brutal summers. Long, sunny days are often spent inside, and under an A/C vent.

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Topics: Wellness

Beware of the bug bite (or sting)!

Posted by Sarah Cohen on Jun 1, 2017 3:39:06 PM

If there’s one thing Texas has plenty of, it is creepy, crawling things. No matter where you look — in your garden, in your yard, in your home — odds are you’ll run across an insect or arachnid of some kind.

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Topics: Wellness

Spring your body forward with America’s pastime

Posted by Zach Dechant on May 31, 2017 11:13:47 AM

As the days get longer and the flowers start to bloom, we know one thing is certain: Diamond sports are just around the corner. With spring comes a renewed passion for baseball and softball. From youth T-ball all the way up to adult recreational softball leagues, there is a place for anyone to be involved in the sports. They are available for athletes of all ages and abilities and are great ways to get outdoors and boost fitness levels.

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Topics: Fitness

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Stay Safe While You Travel

With only a few weeks before school resumes, families are packing their bags, hitting the road and catching flights for fun-filled getaways while they still can. Many of us will make a packing...Read more

How to Improve Your Mental Health

As the pressures of professional and personal life mount, stress becomes an increasingly prominent issue. Stress, the state of mental and emotion tension caused by adverse or demanding circumstances,...Read more

Don’t get dehydrated!

Summers in North Texas can be brutal. It is important to drink lots of water so you don’t fall victim to dehydration, or something more serious. Brad Sellers, DO, emergency medicine physician on the...Read more

No Oven Summer Recipes

  There’s no way around it – Texas summers are hot. In addition to the CDC’s recommended goal of 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day. How can one maintain a healthy diet while staying cool in...Read more

4 Reasons You Might Be Losing Your Hair

If there is one part of my body I wouldn’t change, it’s my hair. I love the thickness, the length, the color — you should have seen the look I gave a hairdresser once for suggesting dying sections of...Read more