Health

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 Dec 26 - 12:04pm

Abdominal fat grows more stubborn as people age, so pledge to vanquish it requires more resourcefulness than gym membership or a trendy batch of new diet recipes.

As January ushers in a new year and we find ourselves gamely recycling old resolutions like “get back in shape” or “lose 10 pounds,” attentions often center on that frustrating roll of fat that accumulates around a person’s midsection — the cutely-named “...

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 30 - 10:27am

Mother Nature may not realize it, but she's in for one heck of a fight.

A few years ago, I started noticing jet-black hair on my chin. At the time, I was convinced I was turning into a goat. You can imagine my surprise when someone let me in on a little secret: Black chin hair happens with age, and it only gets worse the older you get. Since the discovery, I’ve...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Oct 30 - 9:38am

In the 1950's, few children with this disease lived to attend elementary school. Now, life expectancy is in to the 40's and beyond, thanks in part to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Paige Nettles Montgomery grew up with health problems. But it wasn’t until she was 22 years old that she finally learned the cause — cystic fibrosis. “I was constantly in and out of the hospital with asthma attacks as an infant, suffered with chronic pneumonia and bronchitis...

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 29 - 9:23am

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its local chapters is ambitious, and you can help with your feet.

On the third Sunday of October, as many as 3,000 people will illuminate the Fort Worth sky as they walk to shine light upon darkness. But it’s not simply the brightly lighted balloons that will illuminate the streets. It’s the light of hope that shines within community members and...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Oct 11 - 11:24am

Dr. Alan Johns Shares experience and humor with cancer patients.

As a gynecologist who overcame breast cancer, Dr. Alan Johns knew he had to share his interesting perspective on treatment. We dug into what made this doctor a writer. What made you want to share your story? After recovering, I realized how much of an advantage I had in my treatment being a...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Sep 14 - 9:58am

Don't let hair loss get you down when Fort Worth doctors offer numerous solutions.

"Hair loss is just a combination of genetics and luck,” Dr. David Lavine explained during our interview. He chalked hair loss up to 50 percent DNA and 50 percent pure chance. For many people, men and women, luck just hasn’t pulled through. If that’s you, you’ll be...

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....

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