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Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2017 Mar 28 - 12:04pm

Vaccinating 11- and 12-year-olds for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a highly charged topic, especially when considering that the debate collides possible mandatory vaccination and teenage sexuality. While it may make perfect sense medically to vaccinate against an infection that could ultimately...

Posted By Laura Belpedio on 2017 Feb 22 - 12:07pm

Coyote Market
Julie Vitek is a mom with bright red wheels. Late last year Vitek started her own fresh fruit stand at the Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center that would serve as a place where kids could grab a healthy and free after-school snack. The market, dubbed Coyote Market after the school’s...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2017 Jan 24 - 2:06pm

Properly trained and armed with tools of protection for situations where self-defense becomes unavoidable, women can significantly reduce chances they’ll be harmed.

No matter the stage in life, it is imperative that women have a plan should a scary situation present itself. Whether walking across a college campus, jogging a secluded trail or crossing a mall parking lot on the way to their car, women shouldn’t be forced to live in fear, but instead walk...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2016 Dec 19 - 4:07pm

Elizabeth Samudio
Elizabeth Samudio spent a lot of her life planting seeds, not just in her garden but in the lives of the people around her. It showed in the final years of her life, when the owner of the Elizabeth Anna Urban Farm & Market set out to put her gardening expertise in a book. But having been...

Posted By kendall louis on 2016 Dec 19 - 3:49pm

Blackberry Cobbler Kefir Juice
  Locally based Ether Elixir released a Blackberry Cobbler flavor of its kefir juice drink last month, and it’s turning out to be all the rage. This holiday flavor, Blackberry Cobbler Formula No. 4, is made with organic Washington pear juice with organic blackberry concentrate, organic...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Nov 29 - 3:22pm

We test beauty products every month. When something stands out, we’re happy to let you know. Here are some of our favorites for keeping you gorgeous in the coming year.

Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo, $30 This non-aerosol powder absorbs any excess oil between washes and is great for reviving hair after a workout, while traveling or extending a great blow dry. Unlike other dry shampoos, Shampure leaves minimal residue and won’t dry out the hair. Clinique...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Oct 18 - 11:14am

For years men have had Viagra to treat impotence, but supposedly now women also have a way to enhance their sex lives. Addyi, released in 2015, is a non-hormonal prescription pill used to treat Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). HSDD is characterized by low sexual desire that causes marked...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Sep 28 - 3:54pm

Heals on Wheels

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, heightening our focus on prevention of the disease. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2016. An estimated 600,000 people will die of the disease this year. On the bright...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Aug 16 - 10:24am

Advanced life-saving proton therapy offers more hope to North Texas cancer patients.

With September being both Prostate Cancer and Childhood Cancer Awareness month, the discussion about proton therapy couldn’t be timelier. Proton therapy is especially effective at treating these two types of cancer and is more precise than other types of treatment. Using a 30-foot-tall...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Jul 21 - 5:07pm

While some situations become serious enough that medication is necessary in treating high cholesterol, most cases can be improved with simple lifestyle changes.

Medication can work quickly to drive “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins) way down, but the adverse side effects may not be worth it. cholesterol 1. a waxy substance produced and released into the bloodstream by cells in the liver. The body uses cholesterol to form cell...

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