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Stacy Covitz

Assistant Vice President of External Relations Methodist Health System

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Cholesterol 101

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Mar 8, 2017 9:50:27 AM

It’s one of those medical terms we know is important…but we’re not really sure why. What really is cholesterol? What’s the difference between LDLs and HDLs, and why do we add them together? It’s hard to turn on the TV without a seeing a commercial for cholesterol-lowering medication, but few of us really understand what it really is, and why we need to care.

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Topics: Wellness

Restoring Hope: Methodist program provides comfort and care in the wake of sexual assault

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Jan 20, 2017 1:49:39 PM

Three years ago this month, the fight against sexual assault got another weapon. Methodist Dallas Medical Center launched the second SANE program in Dallas County. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) offers around-the-clock, rapid-response services for sexual assault survivors ages 14 and older. 

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Topics: News

Running vs. Walking: Which is Best for You?

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Jan 10, 2017 7:45:00 AM

Statements I overheard at a New Year’s Eve party:

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Topics: Wellness, Fitness

Smooth skin in winter? It’s possible!

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Jan 6, 2017 4:44:04 PM

How you can prevent winter skin problems; and when it’s time to see a doctor

Cold, windy days and nights inside with central heating can dry out your skin and cause mild skin ailments to flare up. North Texas has had a mild winter so far, but it’s time to prepare for some blustery weeks ahead.

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Topics: Wellness

Easy Exercises to Give Your Back and Neck Relief

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Dec 15, 2016 3:50:21 PM

It’s a typical Wednesday afternoon. You feel a sharp pain in your back, a dull ache in your wrist, or maybe a crick in your neck. You look up at the clock and realize you’ve been sitting at your desk for four hours — without a break.

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Topics: Fitness

From start to finish – insider tips to run your best full or half marathon

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Dec 7, 2016 10:34:30 AM

You’ve made the decision – you want to go from “runner” to “Runner” with a capital R. If you’re planning to participate in Methodist Mansfield’s Run with Heart Half Marathon, 5k or 1-mile fun run, you’re still picking up the pace, gearing up for the longest runs on your training schedule.

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Topics: Wellness, Fitness

Avoid the Emergency Room: Ways to Prevent Winter Sports Injuries

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Nov 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Winter sports enthusiasts have likely been embracing the nation’s recent cold front. Many travel destinations popular among North Texas families are in great shape for activities and adventure sports like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating and hockey.

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Topics: Fitness

Winter Farmer’s Markets Keep Your Fridge Stocked with Fresh Fruits and Veggies

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Nov 23, 2016 9:11:00 AM

The extended growing season in Texas means that many of the farmer’s markets in DFW are open year-round or at least part of the cooler months! Winter temperatures can put more stress on your immune system and possibly mean more sick days. To combat this wintertime malaise, load up on nutrient-rich produce to keep your body healthy and your immune system strong. Check out the list below to find a farmer’s market near you.

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Topics: Nutrition

Methodist Health System’s Living Room Workout

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Nov 21, 2016 2:47:39 PM

Don’t let cold weather or icy roads can’t keep you from strength training or cardio!

North Texas’ first frost of the year happened last week. Having to dig the ice scraper out of my trunk was a cold reminder that winter is almost here!

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Topics: Fitness

When Those Normal Sniffles and Bumps Need More Attention

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Nov 14, 2016 2:18:27 PM

When should you bring your kids to the emergency department?

Every child gets a few bumps, bruises, sniffles and upset tummies, especially active kids. But when does an injury or a cold require a call to a physician, or a visit to the emergency department? Brad Tate, MD, from Children’s Health and Methodist Richardson Pediatric Services, helps set the record straight.

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Topics: Wellness

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While You Were Sleeping: What to Expect in a Sleep Study

We spend up to one-third of our lives asleep, which is a lot. It would be nice to know that all those hours you spend in bed are well-spent. You might have insomnia and not be able to fall asleep at...Read more