Health

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2014 Mar 24 - 3:15pm

Supersized colas have attracted plenty of bad press in recent years, but energy drinks may be a bigger health concern

Energy drinks can contain double or triple the caffeine of one cup of coffee, and the combined effects of ingredients such as taurine, ginseng, guarana and other stimulants can be difficult to measure. With new and extreme varieties of energy drinks flooding the market, health experts question...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Dec 11 - 3:50pm

Don’t let a leap in time zones ruin your trip. Follow these tips on how to avoid jet lag.

Symptoms of jet lag can include poor concentration, hunger or lack of appetite, irritability, sleepiness during the day and insomnia at night. Sometimes it can take days for your body’s inner clock to catch up. Fly By Night Depending on the duration of the flight, you will reach your...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Dec 11 - 12:02pm

Think about how many hands your food passes through on its way to your table.

The tips you will find below follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for what everyone can do to make food safer to eat. Dirt is what makes things dirty. As a simple rule of thumb, if your produce grows in the ground or close to the ground, it needs to be washed thoroughly. Onions,...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2013 Sep 26 - 9:49am

Despite the fact that most Americans believe fast food isn't good for you, eight out of 10 admit to eating at least once a month, according to a recent Gallup poll.

Convenience foods may be to blame for the obesity epidemic, but diners show no signs of giving them up any time soon. Luckily, an occasional drive-through trip doesn’t have to compromise your diet. According to registered dietician and personal trainer Julie DuBois, there are more healthy on...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2013 Aug 28 - 1:29pm

An estimated 13 million men nationwide over age 40 have low T. Although medical professionals have know about andropause for decades, treatment of low testosterone has increased dramatically in recent years.

It often starts with unexplained fatigue, low energy and poor mental focus. These can be signs that a man’s testosterone levels are below normal. Sufferers may also experience decreased muscle tone despite regular physical activity or sexual symptoms like decreased libido and desire. These...

Posted By Sonya Cisneros Curry on 2013 Jul 22 - 9:56am

Local parents and experts voice their opinions about pediatric vaccination.

Three-year-old Emily Lastinger wasn’t vaccinated for influenza because her parents forgot. Or because they were told to and thought it didn’t matter. In 2004, it wasn’t recommended for a healthy child her age. Emily was a perfectly normal, bouncy little girl, said her father, Joe...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Jun 26 - 11:20am

How genetic testing is changing the way North Texas pursue personal health

Pushed center stage in modern health dialogue, it’s a question science now presents: If you had the option of knowing your body’s potential for developing certain cancers, would you take it? Today, with approximately 50 genes related to hereditary cancers, the Moncrief Cancer Institute...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 May 30 - 4:33pm

The Trinity River provides the perfect outlet for kids and adults alike, offering kayaking, canoeing, tubing and paddle boarding on the cool water that is close to home.

by Ellen Parker With the sunny summer months also comes humid days where being outside on the scorching pavement is too much to bear. A plethora of outdoor water activities can be found in one place at the Panther Island Pavilion (480 N. Taylor), which is where the Clear Fork and the West Fork of...

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...

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