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Posted By Anonymous on 2015 May 27 - 11:08am

Our furry friends can always bring a smile to our faces, but they can also be important in more than just lifting our spirits. Various studies have suggested that our pets can aid in improving our health in a variety of ways.

| by Kacie Galloway | We most often see animals in relation to human health in the context of exercise, explained Dr. Jimmy Davis of Arlington Heights Animal Hospital. “You see people running all the time with their dogs,” he said, “and I think people look for a companion to be...

Posted By Holland Sanders on 2015 Apr 22 - 12:07pm

When it comes to great performance while hitting the streets, runners understand the importance of a shoe that delivers. It’s no surprise that brands like Nike, Adidas and New Balance are on the top of the list, but this month we add a few newcomers to the footwear race that are making great...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Mar 24 - 11:06am

It was while traveling in Hawaii that Integrative Health advocate, Melanie Adams, founder of Fort Worth-based Amelelani Harmonics, discovered the beauty and sounds of alchemy quartz crystal singing bowls and their use as tools in mindfulness. This began an unexpected journey down a path that has...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Feb 25 - 2:18pm

Done correctly, using a foam roller can act like a free masseuse by breaking down knots and adhesions as well as healing tissue.

Self-myofascial release (SMR), also known as self-massage or foam rolling, has evolved from the once mysterious tool used by professional athletes, coaches and physical therapists to a familiar everyday practice for those at all fitness levels. With its low cost and availability in most sports and...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Jan 19 - 11:43am

As we usher in a healthier new year, should detox be a part of your regimen?

Brian Byrd, M.D. | by Jessy Diamba | One approach that’s been getting a lot of buzz for a while is a process called detoxification, or detox for short. Detoxification is the body’s natural process of neutralizing or eliminating toxins from...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Dec 15 - 3:14pm

Endurance sports done safely

| by Allana Wooley | Training for an endurance sporting event takes so much time and sustained effort that it is tempting to nix this elementary slow-and-steady lesson and immediately go after big mileage in an...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Nov 18 - 3:42pm

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From retinols and fillers to laser resurfacing, consumers have more anti-aging choices than ever. But which ones are worth the investment? With so many skin-care treatments on the market, it can be overwhelming to find the approach that’s right for you. Patty Thompson, a skin-care consultant...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Nov 18 - 3:35pm

Dermatologists Dr. Betty Rajan of Betty Rajan, M.D., P.L.L.C. Dermatology and Skin Care, and Dr. William Cothern of the Dermatology and Laser Center of Fort Worth create a comprehensive guide for all of your skin-care needs.

| by Lexi Johnson | Skin is our largest organ in which some adults carry up to 8 pounds, equaling 22 square feet. Each decade of life demands a slight differentiation in your skin regimen, but three steps will always remain true: cleanse, protect and moisturize.  In your 20s, skin is put...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Oct 27 - 3:50pm

The issues are complex where the use of marijuana for treatment is concerned, and the decisions are being made on a state-by-state basis.

Dr. Darrin D’Agostino, chairman and associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. At a party in the early 1980s, a friend fighting what turned out to be a losing battle against...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2014 Sep 23 - 5:21pm

Karsyn Ewbank loves the art therapy she experiences at Cook Children's Medical Center. Diana Gibson, art therapist at Cook Children's Medical Center, works with a patient on an art project. Six-year-old...

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