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Raising Awareness of Alzheimer’s 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 …

Myths about Diabetes 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 …

Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women

American Lung Association report reveals that women are at greater rish than men 
W omen are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half …

What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram? 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 …

Lose Weight Sooner Than Later 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 …

Choosing the Best Prostate Cancer Treatment 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 …

Restorative Dentistry Will Make You Smile! 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 …

Vision Smarts: UV Awareness Vision Smarts: UV Awareness

How to protect your eyesight today and for the long term
As the summer heats up, more Americans will be heading outdoors to enjoy the sunshine. The public should know, however, that Ultra Violet (UV)-blocking sunglasses …

Bella Spatique Lashes Bella Spatique Lashes

Mink eyelash extensions come to Fort Bend!
By Melanie Saxton
You’ll see them on women at brunch, at church, and at the grocery store —luscious lashes that aren’t just for celebrities any longer. Now anyone can wear …

Facelift Fervor 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 …

Hypothyroidism a “Hidden Epidemic” of Misdiagnosis Hypothyroidism a “Hidden Epidemic” of Misdiagnosis

Major consequences for sufferers
There are at least two aspects of a misdiagnosis that can cause patients harm, according to Dr. Steven Hotze, founder of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center and author of Hormones, Health, …

Men’s Sexual Health Men’s Sexual Health

National Men’s Health Week offers a focus on sexual health and overall wellness
National Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, June 16. The Centers for Disease …

The Silent Killer – High Blood Pressure 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 …

Raising Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Raising Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Research continues to advance diagnosis and treatment
With the recent loss of actress Bonnie Franklin to pancreatic cancer, the fight against the disease has hit home to fans of the former  star of the sitcom One …

World Autism Awareness Day, April 2 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. …

Dealing with Infertility 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 …

Restorative Dentistry Will Make You Smile! 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 …

Get Heart Healthy in 2013 Get Heart Healthy in 2013

An increasing number of Amer­icans are searching online for health tips. The American Heart Association’s website shares a wealth of life-changing topics. See mylifecheck.heart.org for their “Life’s Simple 7” campaign. It shows that anyone can …

When Flab Won’t Flee There are many options for fighting fat When Flab Won’t Flee There are many options for fighting fat

By Elizabeth Anthony
Though many cultures view fat on the human body as a measure of riches and success, ours is not one of those cultures. Quite the contrary. And ridding the human body of fat …

Upset Over Unsightly Veins? Upset Over Unsightly Veins?

Good news for people with varicose veins
By Cheryl Alexander
“Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents.” ~William Osler (Canadian physician, 1849-1919)”
As Dr. Osler so pointedly identifies, our genetics have much to do …

Heart-Sick and Out of Sync? Heart-Sick and Out of Sync?

By Cheryl Alexander
Today’s heart surgeries get you back in rhythm
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart.~ Helen Keller
 
As Helen Keller …

Navigating the Carpal Tunnel Navigating the Carpal Tunnel

The symptoms and treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome
By Cheryl Alexander
For every human infirmity imaginable, there are twice as many remedies for sale. Each promises a cure, a reprieve or some sort of guarantee. From …

Breast Cancer Awareness 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness 2012

October is the month to educate and support
It’s that time of year again. It seems the nation goes pink to support mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, friends and total strangers. Men, too, are increasingly invested in …

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

What parents should know about nutrition for a child dealing with the disease
Eating the right kinds of foods before, during and after cancer treatment can help a child feel better and stay stronger. The American …

Porcelain Veneers What you need to know about the ultimate “smile makeover” Porcelain Veneers What you need to know about the ultimate “smile makeover”

 

By Judy Latta
Mother Teresa once said, “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” A big smile, which is often the first thing …

When It Comes to Looks, the Eyes Have It When It Comes to Looks, the Eyes Have It

Eye-opening surgical options
By Elizabeth Anthony
Most of us have heard the old adages “a look is worth a thousand words” and “the eyes are the window to the soul.” What is it about the eyes that …

Sunscreen Rules: Changes Simplify Label Language Sunscreen Rules: Changes Simplify Label Language

Clearing up some of the confusion to help save your skin
Sunscreen labels can be confusing and at times misleading. That’s why dermatologists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applaud the upcoming U.S. …

Put Your Best Face ForwardConsidering your options for a “lift” Put Your Best Face ForwardConsidering your options for a “lift”

By Elizabeth Anthony
A particular line from the movie “Steel Magnolias” has always stuck with me. It is when Truvy, played by Dolly Parton, says “Honey, time marches on, and eventually you realize it’s marching across …