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Parker County Health Foundation members are shown with representatives of the Parker County Committee on Aging.

All smiles for health

It was all smiles on Friday for representatives of several Parker County non-profit organizations. Board members of the Parker County Health Foundation distributed checks to its partner organizations …
Roasted turkey garnished with cranberries on a rustic style table decoraded with pumpkins, gourds, asparagus, brussel sprouts, baked vegetables, pie, flowers, and candles.

A food safety guide to Thanksgiving leftovers

How to store, reheat leftovers and ideas on what to do with all that turkey The minute your Thanksgiving feast hits your table, the clock starts ticking. No, not the countdown to when the doors …
Heat, thermometer shows the temperature is hot in the sky, summer

Relentless Texas heat

Brutal heat across Texas this week will have the state rivaling the hottest locations on the planet. A dome of high pressure with dangerous heat and high humidity across the state has lead local …
State qualifiers Petey Montoya, Taylor Smith, Audrey Hood, Lanham Watts, and Kamryn Kupper are shown at the state competition.

Health science students travel to state

Six health science students recently represented Aledo High School at the HOSA state competition at the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock. Kamryn Kupper was a state qualifier in Sports Medicine. …
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5 key differences between youth and adult mental health
Charlie Health provides data that highlights how youth and adult mental health differ—from prevalence rates to treatment options.
How a 28-Year-Old Woman Kept Her Sense of Adventure Following a Rare Disease Diagnosis
(BPT) - In 2018, a vibrant young woman with a passion for theater and education set off on the quest of a lifetime: spending a month walking 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage from France …
States that most often prescribe opioids to Medicaid patients
Ophelia explored how U.S. prescription opioid dispense rates in 2021 varied by state using Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data.
Not getting results from your Vitamin C serum? Here are 4 reasons why
(BPT) - One of the most praised skincare ingredients on social media is Vitamin C, with influencers and dermatologists alike touting its benefits of brightening the skin, adding luminosity and even …
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Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think
Baby boomers – that’s anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 – are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and illegal. …
New Prescription Topical for Common Skin Condition
(BPT) - Beyond the appearance and irritation of physical symptoms, seborrheic dermatitis is associated with a decrease in quality of life and may affect emotional well-being, self-esteem, and …
Navigating Childhood with Hemophilia A: Samuel’s Journey to Treatment
(BPT) - Article is sponsored and developed by Sanofi. Natalie and Samuel were compensated by Sanofi.When Natalie and her husband adopted four-year-old Samuel from China, they were excited to learn …
Stay Safe and Healthy During and After Emergencies
(Family Features) As you're making your emergency preparedness checklist, it's also important to protect your heart and overall health in the wake of a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster.
Knowing the Signs of Stroke
(Family Features) Stroke can happen to anyone - it happens to more than 800,000 people every year in the United States. Knowing the signs of stroke and how to prevent it can help protect you or your loved ones from disabilities caused by stroke.

Better Health, Naturally

Here’s sunny news: To enhance your immune system, improve your heart function, increase calcium absorption, and promote bone density you can take one dietary supplement with both the ”sunshine vitamin” D and its helper, vitamin K.
(NAPSI)—If you’re like most Americans, you take a dietary supplement every day, according to a report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).   Yet, adds the Cleveland Clinic, …

Fitness Enthusiast Unexpectedly Finds Cancer through New Screening Test

(BPT) - Putting Health FirstGym owner and avid fitness enthusiast, Rich, has always prioritized his health. He prides himself on being health conscious, taking steps to maintain his health and …
Ask your primary care provider about screening for signs of cognitive impairment
(BPT) - By Dorsey GriffithIn a cruel irony, one of the most significant health challenges facing older Americans is also one of the least diagnosed, especially in the early stages when steps can be …
Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains
Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024 and sending unhealthy smoke blowing into the northern U.S. again. At the same time, the southeastern U.S. is getting smoke from Mexico, where …
Difficulty swallowing? You may have eosinophilic esophagitis
(BPT) - Do you find it difficult to swallow food? Does food feel like it gets stuck in your throat when you eat? These are common symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a disease that affects an …
Journey to type 1 diabetes diagnosis, helping to reduce the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis
(BPT) - Sponsored by Sanofi At just 25 years old, Amy Hsieh began experiencing a series of health-related symptoms that ultimately changed her life. Hsieh explained: “I was extremely thirsty, …
Is your screen time tanking your sperm count? A urologist explains new study results
Hims reports that a new study suggests prolonged cell phone use might also be associated with reduced sperm count.
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9 indicators of positive mental health in children
Northwell Health partnered with Stacker to identify signs of mental well-being in children.
Debunking 5 common supplement myths
Live It Up consulted various reputable sources like Johns Hopkins Medicine, Penn Medicine, and more to get the low-down on five common supplement myths.
Queer doulas make childbirth safer for Black, brown, and LGBTQ+ people, but barriers remain
Stacker explored the work that doulas and birth workers are doing to uplift their communities and make giving birth safer for everyone.
A little-understood sleep disorder affects millions and has clear links to dementia – 4 questions answered
A little-known and poorly understood sleep disorder that occurs during the rapid eye movement, or REM, stage of sleep has been garnering attention for its role in foreshadowing neurodegenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. …
How does the brain think?
Have you ever wondered how your brain creates thoughts or why something randomly popped into your head? It may seem like magic – but actually the brain is like a supercomputer inside your head that helps you think, learn and make decisions.
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Balancing Act: Blood Sugar Levels and Longevity

(BPT) - Glucose is fuel for all the cells in your body — when it's at normal levels; however, when levels are off it can lead to a host of irrevocable health problems. That’s why …

How this baseball All-Star steps up to the plate when it comes to pneumococcal pneumonia

(BPT) - Professional baseball player JD Martinez is at increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia because he has asthma, and he doesn’t want to let it stop him from taking his shot on — or …

Sculpt and Tone with truBody by Cutera

(BPT) - Wouldn't it be great to hit the beach with a more toned and refined body without taking medications, yo-yo dieting, or constantly hitting the treadmill?Enter truBody® by Cutera, two …

Childhood Vaccination: Why It’s Important for Your Children and Community

(BPT) - Measles outbreaks continue to be reported throughout the United States. The increased risk of outbreaks can be largely attributed to the drop in pediatric vaccination rates from 2020 to 2022. …

Helping take down malaria by building up Africa’s healthcare network, bringing families Closer to Care

(BPT) - On a mission to help build up Africa’s healthcare network to aid in the fight against malaria, SC Johnson, makers of Raid®, in partnership with the Society for Family Health Rwanda …

New Clinical Trial Opening for People with Rare Ovarian Cancer

(BPT) - Connie Bell’s journey with low-grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC) began unexpectedly in her 30s. Residing in Madison, Wisconsin, Connie was 36 when she first noticed her unusual …

An All-Star Strategy: How A-Rod Keeps His Gum Disease in Check

(BPT) - World Series Champion and 3-time American League MVP Alex Rodriguez (aka A-Rod) knows how important it is to prioritize your oral health. That’s why, upon receiving a gum disease …

An All-Star Strategy: How A-Rod Keeps His Gum Disease in Check

(BPT) - World Series Champion and 3-time American League MVP Alex Rodriguez (aka A-Rod) knows how important it is to prioritize your oral health. That’s why, upon receiving a gum disease …

'It Takes 2' to Detect Kidney Disease – One Woman's Advice for Those with Type 2 Diabetes or High Blood Pressure

(BPT) - For Bronx native and current Indian Land, SC, resident Thelma, it took years to discover she had kidney disease, despite experiencing symptoms like fatigue and swelling, as the underlying …