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Jun 26, 2017

It may seem like the world is powered by youth, but seniors have always been an inspiring lot eager to embrace life to the fullest. After all, Benjamin Franklin was 70 years old when he signed the Declaration of Independence. Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize at 69. Nelson Mandela became president of South […]

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Beat the Texas Heat with These Tips from Dr. Atiq Budhani
Jun 21, 2017

Living in Texas means one thing’s for certain—summer will be HOT! While we take it for granted that Mother Nature will serve up plenty of toasty temperatures between now and October, we all need to remember that every year people die from heat stroke. “Heat stroke is caused by prolonged exposure to the sun and […]

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Slather on the Sunscreen and Say Goodbye to Wrinkles
Jun 7, 2017

Summertime is synonymous with fun in the sun—especially in Texas where we enjoy lots of sunny days. For decades, a golden tan was considered the best fashion accessory for summer. But just as we’ve wised up about the dangers of tobacco and too much sugar, we know that baking our bodies in the sun without […]

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The Most Important Thing About Eating for Two is Eating Healthy
May 23, 2017

Good nutrition is always important—but even more so when you’re expecting. “You’ll need more energy throughout your pregnancy,” says Kristina Carnevale, M.D., a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with the USMD Alliance Fort Worth Clinic. “By their second and third trimesters, moms-to-be-need 300 additional calories each day to maintain a healthy pregnancy.” Of course, the source […]

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Exercise During Pregnancy Helps Prepare Your Body for Labor
May 15, 2017

Lots of moms-to-be ask Heather Gardow, M.D., if exercise is safe during pregnancy. Here enthusiastic answer is YES! “Exercise has so many benefits beyond just keeping your weight in check,” says Dr. Gardow, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with USMD Arlington North Clinic. “Exercise reduces aches and pains, improves sleep, boosts energy, and helps women […]

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10 Tips to Help Dads-to-Be Be a Hero in the Delivery Room
May 10, 2017

Welcoming a new baby into the world is an incredible, one-of-a-kind day for moms and dads—whether it’s their first baby or fourth child. Sure, mom’s do a lot of the heavy lifting during delivery, but dads-to-be play a very important role in the event, too. As a second-generation obstetrician/gynecologist, Antonio Asis, M.D., has seen lots […]

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GERD During Pregnancy
Apr 28, 2017

Your body goes through so many physical changes when you’re pregnant. Some are happy reminders of the new life growing inside you—others can be a little unpleasant. Most women would chalk heartburn right up there with morning sickness, swollen ankles, and constant trips to  the bathroom. Still, heartburn—or gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) as it is […]

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Is Joint Pain Keeping You From Enjoying Life?
Apr 18, 2017

“Oh my aching bones,” is a complaint most of us have voiced at one time or another. Maybe we got a little carried away playing ball with the kids, or overdid it on a weekend bike ride, twisted a knee, sprained a wrist, strained an elbow, or pulled a shoulder. Hopefully, the injury is short-lived […]

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Diagnosing “Pre-Diabetes” Early Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Mar 13, 2017

Diabetes is taking a toll on our nation. Nearly 24 million Americans suffer from the life-threatening disease in which the body can no longer make enough insulin or properly use the insulin it does make to control glucose levels in our blood stream. An estimated six million more individuals don’t even know they have it. […]

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Thinking About Skipping Your Annual Checkup? Don’t!
Feb 21, 2017

You take your car in for its regular oil change. You never miss an appointment at the hair salon. You even take your four-legged bestie to the vet for annual vaccines. But if you’re like a lot of Americans, it may have been a while since you had an annual checkup. Why do so many […]

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