Health & Wellness


Ever feel like a hamster frantically running on a wheel? You’re not alone. We all have countless responsibilities, numerous demands, and a variety of worries that sometimes make it hard to just stop and breathe. In fact, according to the American Institute of Stress, an incredible 75-90% of all medical visits are stress related. A…

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Crock Pot Series: Buy Time at Breakfast

If you’re like me, right about now, you’re wishing you had more time. School starting, work deadlines, fall sports to carpool to or watch, can definitely put a crunch in your schedule. Unfortunately we all have the same 24 hours in a day. Since someone in the family’s got to “bring home the bacon” (even…

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By Bridget Swinney |
Health & Wellness

A Mother’s Cry: When Your Child Is Mentally Ill

In 2009 I was able to get my son Matthew admitted to Austin State Hospital. He had kicked a dent into my car. The police department of San Marcos who were very familiar with Matt, claimed violence and he was admitted, He was diagnosed schizo-affective/bi-polar and put on the meds Risperdal and Depakote. I brought…

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By Pamela Clarkson |
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Myth #5: Doing Self-Exams is equally as good as getting a mammogram

Doing a regular breast self-exam is an excellent habit for every woman to develop because it can make you breast self-aware. Awareness of how your breasts normally look and feel is important, because any changes that may occur in the future will be more noticeable, and can flag an issue you might otherwise ignore. Examples…

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By Solis Mammography |
Health & Wellness

Coping with Illness

When your physical health suffers, your mental state may too. Meet three people who practice good mental health despite physical conditions.

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5 Foods You Should Consider Buying Organic

It’s summertime and that hopefully that means there are lots of fruits and veggies on your plate. With more produce could come worries about pesticides, especially if you have kids. Should You Worry? Probably. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American has 29 different pesticides in their body! One…

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By Bridget Swinney |
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4 Subtle Signs of Hearing Loss

If you suffer from hearing loss, you might assume it would be obvious, right? Well, that’s precisely the issue; many people presume it would. Unfortunately, although severe or sudden hearing loss is easy to recognize, mild to moderate gradual hearing loss can be far too subtle to notice. That’s the reason why, on average, people…

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By Carson Hearing |
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Spirituality and Recovery

For our vacation this summer, my husband, Ross, and I traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and attended a conference on Transformation, presented by the Center for Action and Contemplation. The speakers included Father Richard Rohr, Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, Mirabai Starr and Ken Wilber.   The conference was enlightening, affirming and intriguing. We will be back…

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By Julie Jeter |
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Health & Wellness

Eating Your Way to a Healthy Brain

I get the privilege to work with family caregivers of someone that is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. A real concern for these family members is wondering if they will also get Alzheimer’s disease, and they frequently ask me what they can do to prevent getting the disease. My quick answer is there…

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By Jaime Cobb |