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What is IBS? What is IBS?

Learn The Symptoms, Causes And Treatments
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 10-15 percent of adults. It has a significant worldwide prevalence. Although IBS is not associated with an increased risk for life-threatening illness, it …

Want to Look Younger? Smile! 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 …

What is Colorectal Cancer? What is Colorectal Cancer?

 
Colon Cancer And Rectal Cancer Are Often Grouped Together Because They Have Many Features In Common
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. It is …

Free Colorectal Cancer Seminar, March 31 Free Colorectal Cancer Seminar, March 31

Learn More About The Second Leading Cause Of Cancer Deaths
Join Dr. Ali Mahmood and Dr. Nasrullah Manji on Thursday, March 31 at 6 p.m. at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Conference Center to learn more …

Not Smiling About Your Smile? 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, …

Can Cosmetic Surgery Make You More Likeable? 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 …

Seven Healthy Heart Measures May Reduce Heart Failure Risk 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
People scoring well on the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 checklist for a healthy heart are …

Love Your Neck 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 …

Diet and Physical Activity 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 …

What is Alzheimer’s? 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 …

Texas Fresh Juice Focuses on Organic and Healthy Texas Fresh Juice Focuses on 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 …

Living With Diabetes 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 …

What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer? 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 …

Living With Low-Back Pain 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 …

Learning About Leukemia Learning About Leukemia

The cancer of the blood and bone marrow

Psoriasis Awareness 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 …

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

Radiotherapy After Prostate
Cancer Surgery Declining
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. …

Prevent What’s Preventable And Immunize
– On Time, Every Time
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 Ultimate Arthritis Diet 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 …

Managing Stress and Blood Pressure 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, …

Your Risks for Bone Loss 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, …

Adults, Brace Yourself! 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 …

Kidney Disease Undiagnosed in Majority of Type 2 Diabetics 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 …

A Natural New Trend for Teeth A Natural New Trend for Teeth

Patients Want A More “Natural” Smile Rather Than Perfection
By Judy Latta
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 …

February is Heart Month! February is Heart Month!

Change Bad Habits And Live Heart Healthy
Not surprisingly, what you eat and how physically fit you are play a role in your health. Here are some guidelines to improve your health habits based on recent …

Which Liposuction Option is Best for You? Which Liposuction Option is Best for You?

Improved techniques to address those problem areas

Reducing Salt Consumption Tops U.S. Health Agenda Reducing Salt Consumption Tops U.S. Health Agenda

New product lets you pass the salt rather than passing on it