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Curvylicious Ladies Get Fit & Fabulous with Active Ego Apparel

By Carla Meadows, Lifestyle/Family Travel Blogger Now that springtime is approaching I’m motivated to get outside and amp up my workout routine. Although I’m excited about clocking in some extra miles at the gym, my old exercise clothes don’t look like they can take another lap. When you’ve been working out in over-sized t-shirts, baggy shorts and alternating between the ... Read More »

Proposed Texas State Budget includes funding for mental health and CPS

The first draft of the Senate version of the state budget was filed Tuesday, setting the baseline for the coming negotiations on how the state should spend money and meet critical needs.  The bill, SB 1 by Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson, would spend $103.6 billion in state revenue over the next two years, which is less than the $104.9 ... Read More »

The State of the Affordable Care Act

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson As we enter a new year with a new Congress, many Americans have begun reflecting on how their families will be affected by legislation that could possibly impact their access to health coverage.  Normally people approach a new year with joy, happiness and hope for the opportunities that are ahead. However, in the first few ... Read More »

8 natural remedies for better eyesight that actually work!

By Pavitra Sampath Vision problems are quickly becoming a common disease in this day and age. With an exponential increase in the number of hours we spend in front of a screen, the phenomenon comes as no surprise. Even children are spending more time in front of computer or TV straining their eyes for no reason. Before knowing how you can ... Read More »

The impact of shift work on health

By James McIntosh When Dolly Parton sang of working 9 to 5, she expressed concern for people barely getting by with a hard life of routine that only seems to benefit the boss. But what about all those people working less conventional hours, including night shifts? Shouldn’t Ms. Parton be just as concerned about their welfare? Shift work has its ... Read More »

CPR Saved this Young Athlete’s Life

Sixteen-year-old E.J. Galloway collapsed during a basketball game when his heart stopped beating. Lucky for him, his coach and a parent from the opposing team knew just what to do.They kept E.J. alive with life-saving CPR. E.J. is fortunate — 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act in a cardiac emergency because they never learned CPR or their ... Read More »

Reader Alert – Be Aware of Fake Online Pharmacies

Online pharmacies can be an easy and affordable way to stay on track with your prescription medicines. But it’s important to be a savvy consumer because fake online pharmacies are a growing problem. These “pharmacies” use sophisticated marketing efforts or phony web storefronts to appear legitimate. Buying medicines from them may put your health at risk because the products may ... Read More »

How much a decade of obesity raises your cancer risk

By Jacqueline Howard CNN CNN – The longer a woman is overweight or obese, the more her risk of cancer may increase along with the time. A new longitudinal study on postmenopausal women, published in the journal PLOS Medicine on Tuesday, reveals that the duration of having a high body mass index is linked to a higher risk of developing ... Read More »

Daily chocolate intake linked to lower risk of diabetes, heart disease

Written by Honor Whiteman Could a doctor’s visit one day result in a prescription for chocolate? According to a new study, it is possible. Researchers suggest that consuming a small amount of chocolate every day may lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Eating chocolate every day could lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease, say researchers. Study ... Read More »

National Hospital Week at Parkland puts focus on patients

Public health employees often face a daunting task: the demand for healthcare services is high and the needs of patients, often the most vulnerable people in a community, are complex and challenging. The staff of Parkland Health & Hospital System will take time during the second week of May to celebrate 2016 National Hospital Week, the nation’s largest healthcare event, ... Read More »