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Want to Look Younger? Smile!

| March 1, 2016
Want to Look Younger? Smile!

But If Your Teeth Are Yellow Or Damaged, There’s Help Does work or personal stress make you look older than your real age? A study from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) says smiling can help you appear younger, but cosmetic dentists say damaged or yellow teeth could have the opposite effect. The study, […]

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Not Smiling About Your Smile?

| February 1, 2016
Not Smiling About Your Smile?

Options exist for treating unattractive, misaligned and missing teeth By Judy Latta One of the first things people notice when they meet you is your smile. A big, bright, picture-perfect smile conveys the appearance of warmth, happiness, youth and health. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) survey, 99.7 percent of adults believe […]

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Seven Healthy Heart Measures May Reduce Heart Failure Risk

| February 1, 2016
Seven Healthy Heart Measures May Reduce Heart Failure Risk

At 40, Men And Women Have A 1 In 5 Chance Of Developing Heart Failure In Their Lifetime P eople scoring well on the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 checklist for a healthy heart are less likely to develop heart failure, a condition that reduces blood and oxygen flow to the body, according to […]

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Can Cosmetic Surgery Make You More Likeable?

| January 1, 2016
Can Cosmetic Surgery Make You More Likeable?

Study Finds Facial Rejuvenation Could Change How People Perceive Your Personality By Judy Latta We have all heard the adage, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” which encourages us to not pass judgment on others based on their outward appearances. Ideally, of course, this seems like good advice since first impressions are superficial and […]

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Love Your Neck

| December 1, 2015
Love Your Neck

Most of us obsess over our complexions, the most visible part of our bodies, and would never forget to pamper our faces with meticulously selected cleansers, exfoliators, sunscreens, toners and …

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Diet and Physical Activity

| December 1, 2015
Diet and Physical Activity

What’s The Cancer Connection? How much do daily habits like diet and exercise affect your risk for cancer? Much more than you might think. Research has shown that poor diet and not being active are 2 key factors that can increase a person’s cancer risk. The good news is that you do something about this. […]

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Texas Fresh Juice Focuses on
Organic and Healthy

| November 1, 2015
Texas Fresh Juice Focuses on </br>Organic and Healthy

Offering Wellness In A Glass Drink fresh. Feel Good. The motto of Texas Fresh Juice expresses co-owner Marita Pratt’s philosophy behind the organic juicery now open in Sienna Village. She talks more about her business and philosophy:   What first started you juicing? A thirst after hot yoga and encouragement from a juicing master yogi […]

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What is Alzheimer’s?

| November 1, 2015
What is Alzheimer’s?

What We Understand Today Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA BASICS Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual […]

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Living With Diabetes

| November 1, 2015
Living With Diabetes

What To Know About The Threat Of Hypoglycemia There is no cure for diabetes, but it can be managed. Balancing the food you eat with exercise and medicine (if prescribed) will help you control your weight and can keep your blood glucose in the healthy range. When blood glucose is not controlled, however, a complication […]

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Living With Low-Back Pain

| October 1, 2015
Living With Low-Back Pain

A conservative care approach may include chiropractic treatment and less reliance on prescription painkillers The American Chiropractic Asso­ciation (ACA), in response to recent research calling into question the efficacy of acetaminophen in the management of spinal pain, strongly encourages patients and healthcare providers to consider the benefits of a conservative approach to back pain. According […]

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What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?

| October 1, 2015
What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?

A look at lifestyle choices and other possible concerns A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease, such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. For example, exposing skin to strong sunlight is a risk factor for skin cancer. Smoking is a risk factor for cancers of the lung, […]

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Learning About Leukemia

| September 1, 2015
Learning About Leukemia

Leukemias are cancers that start in cells that would normally develop into different types of blood cells. Most often, leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells, but some leukemias start in other blood cell types. Leukemia is often described as being either acute (fast growing) or chronic (slow growing).   Types of Leukemia […]

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Not Smiling About Your Smile?

| September 1, 2015
Not Smiling About Your Smile?

Options exist for treating unattractive, misaligned and missing teeth By Judy Latta One of the first things people notice when they meet you is your smile. A big, bright, picture-perfect smile conveys the appearance of warmth, happiness, youth and health. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) survey, 99.7 percent of adults believe […]

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Psoriasis Awareness

| August 1, 2015
Psoriasis Awareness

Learn More About This Common Autoimmune Disease Psoriasis (sore-EYE-ah-sis) is a chronic (long-lasting) disease. It develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks. The body does not shed these excess skin cells. The skin cells pile up […]

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Dental Composite Fillings

| August 1, 2015
Dental Composite Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings Can Dramatically Enhance The Appearance Of Your Teeth By Judy Latta Even if you brush with fluoride at least twice a day, floss regularly, and avoid sweets, you can still develop oral health problems that necessitate dental filling treatment. If decay or injury has compromised the structural integrity of your teeth, you may […]

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Put Away Your Turtlenecks for Summer
Skin rejuvenation for the neck and chest

| July 1, 2015
Put Away Your Turtlenecks for Summer</br>Skin rejuvenation for the neck and chest

By Judy Latta Most of us obsess over our complexions, the most visible part of our bodies, and would never forget to pamper our faces with meticulously selected cleansers, exfoliators, sunscreens, toners and moisturizers. Why, then, do so many of us fail to devote the same attention to our necks and chests, also a sensitive […]

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Radiotherapy After Prostate
Cancer Surgery Declining

| June 1, 2015
Radiotherapy After Prostate <br />Cancer Surgery Declining</br>

Despite Evidence Of Benefit, Study Finds Fewer Patients Receive Radiation Therapy Despite strong evidence and guidelines supporting its use, post-surgical radiation therapy for prostate cancer patients at risk of recurrence is declining in the United States. The study, published online in the journal European Urology, finds fewer than 10 percent of patients at risk of […]

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Prevent What’s Preventable And Immunize
– On Time, Every Time

| June 1, 2015
Prevent What’s Preventable And Immunize <br />– On Time, Every Time</br>

Parents Need To Be Mindful Of Their Child’s Immunization Status By Dr. Julie Boom, Director, Infant and Childhood Immunization at Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research, and Rachel Cunningham, MPH As children everywhere wrap up the school year and embark on summer adventures, parents need to be mindful of their child’s immunization status. […]

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The Devastating Impact of Bullying

| June 1, 2015
The Devastating Impact of Bullying

Studies Show Far-Reaching Effects New laws, media attention and public awareness campaigns have placed a greater emphasis on bullying in recent years than perhaps ever in the nation’s history. Yet bullying remains a stubborn problem with far-reaching effects. More than one in four students, 27.8 percent, report being bullied during the school year, according to […]

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Managing Stress and Blood Pressure

| May 1, 2015
Managing Stress and Blood Pressure

Be Mindful Of These Tips To Lower Your Stress Level In today’s fast-paced world filled with increasing demands, it’s important to manage your stress level. Some people cope with stress by overeating or eating unhealthy foods, smoking, drinking and other activities that raise their risk for heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure. Although stress […]

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The Ultimate Arthritis Diet

| May 1, 2015
The Ultimate Arthritis Diet

Mediterranean Staples Fight Pain And Inflammation By Amy Paturel One of the most common questions people with any form of arthritis have is, “Is there an arthritis diet?” Or more to the point, “What can I eat to help my joints?” The answer, fortunately, is that many foods can help. Following a diet low in […]

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Your Risks for Bone Loss

| April 1, 2015
Your Risks for Bone Loss

Diseases And Conditions That Can Lead To Osteoporosis There are many health problems that may increase your chance of getting osteoporosis. If you have any of the following diseases or conditions that can cause bone loss, talk to your doctor about what you can do to keep your bones healthy. In some cases, when you […]

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Kidney Disease Undiagnosed in Majority of Type 2 Diabetics

| March 1, 2015
Kidney Disease Undiagnosed in  Majority of Type 2 Diabetics

A New Push To Screen For It Sooner Only 12 percent of type 2 diabetics with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are properly diagnosed as having CKD, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in the United States, and more than 35 percent of diabetics over […]

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Adults, Brace Yourself!

| March 1, 2015
Adults, Brace Yourself!

Orthodontic Treatments Are Not Just For Kids Anymore By Judy Latta Aside from being prominent celebrities, what do Faith Hill, Katherine Heigl, Gwen Stefani, Tom Cruise, Kate Middleton and Katy Perry have in common? They all opted as adults to treat their orthodontic problems with corrective braces, and according to the American Association of Orthodontists, […]

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