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Roasted turkey garnished with cranberries on a rustic style table decoraded with pumpkins, gourds, asparagus, brussel sprouts, baked vegetables, pie, flowers, and candles.

A food safety guide to Thanksgiving leftovers

How to store, reheat leftovers and ideas on what to do with all that turkey The minute your Thanksgiving feast hits your table, the clock starts ticking. No, not the countdown to when the doors …
Heat, thermometer shows the temperature is hot in the sky, summer

Relentless Texas heat

Brutal heat across Texas this week will have the state rivaling the hottest locations on the planet. A dome of high pressure with dangerous heat and high humidity across the state has lead local …
State qualifiers Petey Montoya, Taylor Smith, Audrey Hood, Lanham Watts, and Kamryn Kupper are shown at the state competition.

Health science students travel to state

Six health science students recently represented Aledo High School at the HOSA state competition at the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock. Kamryn Kupper was a state qualifier in Sports Medicine. …
Other health information
How to Prepare Your Body for Daylight Saving Time
(Family Features) Millions of Americans will soon get extra sunlight in the evenings when daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March. Consider these tips to help navigate the time change.
6 Tips to Improve Sleep Quality for Overall Well-Being
(Family Features) As a foundation for overall well-being, getting quality sleep is key to achieving goals and being present in daily life. Consider these tips to help improve your sleep quality so you can achieve your goals.
Often misdiagnosed, it's time to raise awareness of the rare disease amyloidosis
(BPT) - What started as a dream trip to Hawaii became a medical turning point for Sally Cox. While snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters, she suddenly found it difficult to breathe and nearly …
The state of virtual mental health care in 5 stats
Charlie Health analyzes data that highlights how virtual mental health care has grown since the pandemic, plus offers tips on how to find a behavioral telehealth option.
Learn CPR as a Life-Saving Skill
(Family Features) While many Americans agree Conventional CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) or Hands-Only CPR (HOCPR) significantly improve a person's chance of survival from cardiac arrest.
Health news for your family
Mammograms can lower chances of dying of breast cancer. A majority of people still don't get one regularly.
Medical Technology Schools analyzed peer-reviewed studies and info from leading cancer organizations to explore what keeps women from breast cancer screenings.
As the weather warms, tending your yard can be a beautiful thing when you keep safety in mind.
Keep Lawn Equipment Safety in Mind This Spring
(NAPSI)—In spring, homeowners are eager to get outside and spruce up their yards. To help, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing outdoor …
Does Long COVID cause Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome? An analysis
Guava Health explains the complex post-pandemic relationship between Long COVID and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
Riding into Spring, Avoiding Skin Cancer Surgery
Riding into Spring, Avoiding Skin Cancer Surgery
(NewsUSA) - It’s practically Spring, and the outdoors is calling. “I’ll be back on my bike and celebrating the return of sunny weather,” says Todd Fishman, a long-time Louisville, Kentucky, …
How electrolytes like potassium and magnesium can boost your cognitive health
Guava Health explores the lesser-known brain-boosting advantages of two vital electrolytes: potassium and magnesium, and how they actively contribute to cognitive health.

6 Tips to Maintain Your Skin's Health

(Family Features) As the body's largest organ, your skin protects you from bacteria, viruses and other environmental hazards, including pollution, ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and more.

5 Tips to Manage Heart Health After a Heart Attack

(BPT) - By Dr. Norman LeporSponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals CorporationDr. Lepor was not compensated for his contributions to this article. If you or a loved one has ever had a cardiovascular …
Listen to Your Heart: One Woman’s Experience Overcoming AFib
(BPT) - Many of us have likely already broken our New Year’s resolutions. Even so, now is still a good time to focus on our health. Whether it’s an annual exam or a new fitness plan, …
Americans sleep least in these U.S. cities – 2024 study
To determine cities where residents are getting the most and least sleep, SmartAsset ranked 100 of the largest U.S. cities according to the percentage of adults who reported getting less than seven hours of sleep per night on average.
A death sentence: Native Americans shut out of the nation's liver transplant system
The Markup investigates why, despite being more likely to die of liver disease, Native Americans are far less likely to make the transplant list than white people.
Sick day slip-ups: 5 ways you might be self-sabotaging your recovery when sick
(BPT) - When an unwelcome sickness or ailment creeps up, your home becomes both a sanctuary and a battlefield in the fight against sickness. Yet, recent research conducted by MDLIVE, an Evernorth …
Retrain Your Emotional Brain: A Natural Alternative to Weight Loss Drugs
Retrain Your Emotional Brain: A Natural Alternative to Weight Loss Drugs
(NewsUSA) - Weight loss drugs are proving to have serious side effects, and they are not a long-term solution.  When the injections stop, the weight loss stops. But who wants to go back to …
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10 metros with the lowest medical office vacancy rates
Soundry Health examined Revista data to show which U.S. cities had the lowest medical office vacancy rates in 2023.
4 Tips to Get High Cholesterol Under Control
(Family Features) More than 71 million adults in the United States have high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Consider these tips to get high cholesterol under control.
7 alarming maternal mental health statistics (and tips for support)
Charlie Health analyzed data underscoring the maternal mental health crisis and offers some evidence-based tips for coping with perinatal mental health issues.
Good news: Young Floridians are avoiding tobacco, says Laura Corbin.
Tobacco Control in Florida: Celebrating Success Today and Innovating for Tomorrow
By Laura Corbin, Bureau Chief, Tobacco Free Florida (NAPSI)—In 2024, we can join together to get closer to achieving the goal of making Florida tobacco free by encouraging people to never begin …
New laws are increasing price transparency in health care. Here's what they mean for you.
Care Better analyzed federal sources to break down how several new health care price transparency laws aim to make surprise bills a thing of the past.
News for a healthful life

4 Ways to Transform Your Morning Routine for a Healthier Start

(BPT) - The way you start your morning can significantly impact your entire day. Incorporating healthy habits into your morning routine not only sets a positive tone but also promotes overall …

Did you know heart palpitations can tell the story of your heart? Sometimes these flutters can be a sign of changes to your heart health

(BPT) - Read on to learn the power of heart rhythms to tell your heart health story …Heart rhythms can tell a story with the power to help change a life.You may have heard of heart …

Modern Schizophrenia Treatment Plans Should Include Less-Frequent Dosing Options for Adult Patients

(BPT) - Talking about and acknowledging mental health challenges have evolved, with more acceptance and mainstream conversation in recent years from both patients and their loved ones, as well as …

Heart to Heart With a Leading Cardiologist: What You Need to Know About Coronary Artery Disease

(BPT) - Did you know that the heart beats about 70 times per minute?1 Despite this muscle only being about the size of your fist, it is responsible for pumping oxygen-rich blood throughout your …

How to get motivated to start your fitness routine anytime

(BPT) - If you find it hard to get yourself into the fitness mindset — and fear that the resolution season ended in January — keep in mind it's never too late to begin a routine focused …

How One Mother's Perseverance with Psoriatic Disease Helped Turn Challenge into Purpose

(BPT) - For those living with plaque psoriasis (PsO) and active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) — known collectively as psoriatic disease[1] — every day can feel like a challenge. From PsO …

The Eyes are a Window Into the Brain

(BPT) - A recent study found that in those who had aging-related cognitive issues, levels of several key micronutrients were nearly half compared with those who did not. Micronutrients are important …

COVID-19 On the Rise: Why You Should Get Vaccinated

(BPT) - The holiday season has passed, but the threat of COVID-19 has not.1 As of January 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Wastewater Surveillance System …

Discovering the keys to a long, healthy life in the new year

(BPT) - Living a long life is worthy of celebration, but living a long healthy life is the ultimate goal. When given the gift of more years, most of us hope to be able to live them well — …