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Alcohol Awareness: The Risks to Women’s Health

| April 1, 2014
Alcohol Awareness: The Risks to Women’s Health

April marks Alcohol Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign intended to raise awareness of the health and social problems that excessive alcohol consumption can cause for individuals, their families, and their communities. Excessive drinking is a dangerous behavior for both men and women. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is drawing attention to […]

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A New Trend for Teeth

| March 1, 2014
A New Trend for Teeth

Patients Want A More “Natural” Smile Rather Than Perfection Not blessed with naturally perfect teeth? No worries. Leading cosmetic dentists with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry say that more patients are now requesting cosmetic services that embrace naturalism over idealism. Whereas people used to want the most perfectly shaped teeth possible, more and more […]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

| March 1, 2014
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

What To Know About The No. 2 Cancer Killer Affecting Both Men And Women Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than […]

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Pesticides Linked to Health Problems

| March 1, 2014
Pesticides Linked to Health Problems

Tips On How To Minimize Exposure By Erin Anderson An apple a day keeps the doctor away… or does it? Dichloropropene, glyphosate, organophosphate, and chlorpropham are not only difficult words to pronounce but these potentially harmful pesticides are making their way into the food supply. This article provides facts about extreme pesticide use on crops, […]

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Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Science

| February 1, 2014
Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Science

American Heart Association’s and American Stroke Association’s top scientific advances for 2013

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Beauty IS Skin Deep

| January 1, 2014
Beauty IS Skin Deep

Dermal Fillers Offer Similar Benefits To A Facelift Without The Expense And Downtime By Judy Latta Mark Twain once said that “wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” That actually is true in a literal sense, but let’s be honest, most of us don’t consider wrinkles to be a welcome sign of a happy […]

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MD Anderson Expert Shares Risks of Using Alternative Tobacco Products

| January 1, 2014
MD Anderson Expert Shares Risks of Using Alternative Tobacco Products

Tobacco Targets Kids: Cigars, E-Cigarettes And Hookahs Just one cigarette puff can become a lasting problem for teens. More than 80 percent of daily adult smokers begin smoking before age 18, and today, nearly one in four high school seniors smoke some form of tobacco. The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars advertising products like […]

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Facelift Fervor

| December 1, 2013
Facelift Fervor

  When injectables and fillers aren’t enough By Elizabeth Anthony In just 15 years, the number of cosmetic surgeries has exploded — from 2 million to 9 million — and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports a 77 percent increase in the number of cosmetic procedures that were performed over the past decade. Americans […]

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Flu and Pertussis Immunizations for Pregnant Women

| December 1, 2013
Flu and Pertussis Immunizations for Pregnant Women

Immunizations Safeguard Against Complications From Influenza And Whooping Cough Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain. It destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is the most common form of dementia. Here is an overview of the disease, courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association. It is estimated that there are as many […]

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Raising Awareness of Alzheimer’s

| December 1, 2013
Raising Awareness of Alzheimer’s

  As the over-65 population grows, so will the number of Americans dealing with the disease Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain. It destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is the most common form of dementia. Here is an overview of the disease, courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association. It […]

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Myths about Diabetes

| November 1, 2013
Myths about Diabetes

What you don’t know can hurt you There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts — such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and stigma. […]

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Bridgeland Plans “Pup-ular” Howl-O-Ween Fest

| October 1, 2013
Bridgeland Plans “Pup-ular” Howl-O-Ween Fest

Oct. 26 Event At Oak Meadow Park Rolls Over Into Fifth Year Canine superstars performing feats of brawn and brain will be highlights of Bridgeland’s “pet-acular” Howl-O-Ween Fest 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Oak Meadow Park, 17730 House Hahl Road. Mutts Gone Nuts will have audience members howling and begging for […]

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What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram?

| October 1, 2013
What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram?

In a word, changes A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast that’s used to detect and evaluate breast changes. Modern mammography has only existed since the late 1960s, when special x-ray machines were designed and used just for breast imaging. Since then, the technology has advanced a lot, and today’s mammogram is very […]

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Lose Weight Sooner Than Later

| October 1, 2013
Lose Weight Sooner Than Later

STUDY SUGGESTS IT GIVES THE BEST CHANCE OF REVERSING HEART DAMAGE FROM OBESITY In a study of the impact of weight loss on reversing heart damage from obesity, Johns Hopkins researchers found that poor heart function in young obese mice can be reversed when the animals lose weight from a low-calorie diet. However, older mice, […]

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Choosing the Best Prostate Cancer Treatment

| September 1, 2013
Choosing the Best Prostate Cancer Treatment

By Durado Brooks, M.D., M.P.H. More than 238,500 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Most of these men will have to weigh a variety of treatment options and make a series of decisions about managing their disease. Here are some of the important questions men need to ask […]

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Restorative Dentistry Will Make You Smile!

| August 1, 2013
Restorative Dentistry Will Make You Smile!

Improving Your Appearance with Cosmetic Crowns and Bridges By Judy Latta Astrong and healthy smile does wonders for your self-esteem and confidence. While most people are not born with perfect movie-star smiles, advancements in modern dentistry over the past 20 years have made it possible to have the smile you want with the help of […]

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Facelift Fervor

| July 1, 2013
Facelift Fervor

When Injectables And Fillers Aren’t Enough By Elizabeth Anthony In just 15 years, the number of cosmetic surgeries has exploded — from 2 million to 9 million — and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports a 77 percent increase in the number of cosmetic procedures that were performed over the past decade. Americans now […]

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The Silent Killer – High Blood Pressure

| May 1, 2013
The Silent Killer – High Blood Pressure

HIgh blood pressure is on the rise in the U.S., especially among young adults By Cheryl Alexander Because today more than 65 million Americans suffer from the effects of high blood pressure (HBP), it is more important than ever for us to understand the disease so we can better control the disease. And since recent […]

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Dealing with Infertility

| April 1, 2013
Dealing with Infertility

Options offer hope to couples who long for children of their own  By Cheryl Alexander As much as we love to hear stories about baby bumps, the joys of giving birth and exotic baby names; as much as stories about teen pregnancies, infant couture and celebrity nurseries abound on reality television, we ironically DON’T talk […]

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World Autism Awareness Day, April 2

| April 1, 2013
World Autism Awareness Day, April 2

Promoting acceptance, help and hope The sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day will be celebrated this year on April 2. Every year autism organizations around the world fundraise, spread awareness and encourage families to seek resources. Helpful organizations such as Autism Speaks provide a wealth of knowledge and seek to improve the lives of all […]

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