Health

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 May 2 - 3:30pm

Experts give us the rundown on some of the most common health issues women face and what can be done to prevent them.

by Maggie Tarwater As children, we are taught that true beauty starts on the inside. The fundamentals of good health and nutrition follow: Eat your fruits and vegetables, drink your milk and get plenty of exercise. As adults, these ABCs might become easier to forget as our priorities change and...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 26 - 5:32pm

Consider this fair warning that swimsuit season is officially only two months away. That means that it’s time to shed your Snuggie and greet the green world again. Take up a new sport or dust off your old routine. You can stay motivated and take control of your workout and fitness goals...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Jan 31 - 2:35pm

With the frequency of advertisements displaying skinny models working out and ways in which to lose weight, fit and skinny seem to be interchangeable terms. However, by taking a closer look at the two ideas of “being fit” and “being skinny,” they differ greatly. Dr. Anne...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Dec 26 - 12:20pm

Could soy cure menopausal symptoms and lower blood pressure?

Chances are that you have heard confusing reports about the benefits or risks of consuming soy products. Isn't it time you learned the truth? The Basics of Soy Commonly substituted for whole milk in a latte or used as a replacement for meat within a burger, soy has become an integral part of...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Nov 29 - 10:22am

Childhood hunger statistics are among the highest in the nation in Tarrant County. The Tarrant Area Food Bank wants you to join the fight for getting children the nutritious foods they need.

Food insecurity (noun): the lack of access to the nutritious foods necessary for a healthy life. Never heard the term before? Living in Texas, you should probably commit it to memory. Statewide, about 1 in 3.5 children live in food-insecure households, putting us second highest in the nation by...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Oct 29 - 12:20pm

The allergy season is a fact of life in North Texas, but there are ways to fight back both medically and over the counter.

It’s always allergy season in North Texas. The only thing that changes is which allergen is currently causing the most problems. The fall allergy season has a rough one, “especially compared to last year,” according to Fort Worth allergist Dr. Susan Bailey with Fort Worth Allergy...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Oct 10 - 10:26am

Studies and survivors tote benefits of exercise.

by Jennifer Retter Charlene Hanson’s smile fills the room with life. The petite woman shakes my hand and glances at the camera, poised to take her image. “Hat or no hat?” she asks before adjusting the white fedora with a bright blue band on her head, complementing her blue swatch...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Sep 14 - 9:04am

Read this before you make the switch

Amidst the gluten-free craze, it’s hard to know what’s fact or fiction. Here’s what you need to know: According to Mayo Clinic, gluten-free excludes gluten in grains like wheat, barley, rye and triticale (wheat and rye). And, there are three main types of gluten-free eaters....

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Jul 24 - 4:08pm

New techniques make infertility a fixable problem.

by Jennifer Retter Dr. Sarah Beers struggled with getting pregnant. The physician turned to fellow doctors, searching out one of the most prestigious reproductive agencies at the Center for Assisted Reproduction (CARE) to try out a new procedure: frozen egg technology. In the past, doctors...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Jun 28 - 3:31pm

It’s time to get down to the bittersweet truth.

We all need sugar to function, but if you’re abusing your privileges, the scale will start groaning every time you step on it. So, what’s OK to eat and what should we avoid to keep weight gain in check? Nusrath Habiba, M.D., spoke with us about managing sugar consumption. The assistant...

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