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How about these apples? 3 apple-icious recipes you won’t want to miss

Posted by Sarah Cohen on Aug 23, 2017 2:15:12 PM

 

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Topics: Nutrition, Recipes

Breastfeeding Basics

Posted by Calvert Collins-Bratton on Aug 21, 2017 10:32:11 AM

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Topics: Wellness

Vaccinations 101: Why You and Your Kids Need Them

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Aug 18, 2017 10:28:29 AM

Back to school: a term that can send fear down the backs of students, and joy to their parents. For many adults, August means shopping for new school supplies and perusing the remnants of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. However, parents often fail to attend to a more pressing matter: procuring important annual vaccinations for their young students. Although the state of Texas mandates that children receive a certain set of immunizations prior to enrolling for, or attending school (you can find a list of required vaccinations here before school starts), these obligatory shots are often vague. Moreover, many parents fail to either have their children receive additional recommended vaccinations or even immunize themselves. Amber Hyde, MD, family medicine physician at Methodist Mansfield Medical Group, unpacks some of these ambiguities.

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Topics: Wellness

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

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