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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. …
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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.
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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 …
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 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 …
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.

Tobacco Control in Florida: Celebrating Success Today and Innovating for Tomorrow

Good news: Young Floridians are avoiding tobacco, says Laura Corbin.
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.
7 alarming veteran mental health statistics (and tips for support)
Charlie Health outlines some of the most alarming veteran mental health statistics, which shed light on the veteran mental health crisis, and resources to cope with PTSD and other mental health conditions.
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 …
At-Home Traction Devices Can Help Ease Back Pain
At-Home Traction Devices Can Help Ease Back Pain
(NewsUSA) - Low back pain remains a leading cause of disability and missed time from work in the United States. However, an at-home traction device offers a path to relief, according to Dr. Jeff …
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 …
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Empowering Black Americans to Learn Life-Saving Skills
(Family Features) In the spirit of Black History Month, you can empower yourself, educate others and elevate your community's heart health by becoming a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) champion.
Your Pharmacist is Ready to Help, Just Ask
Your Pharmacist is Ready to Help, Just Ask
(NewsUSA) - Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines provide quick and affordable access to the safe and effective, everyday options we need to take care of ourselves when issues arise. However, deciding …
A Turning Point in High Blood Pressure Management: Introducing The Symplicity Blood Pressure Procedure
A Turning Point in High Blood Pressure Management: Introducing The Symplicity Blood Pressure Procedure
(NewsUSA) - High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a growing epidemic that affects half of all Americans. High blood pressure can harm vital organs like your heart, brain, kidneys and …
The South and Northeast are leading in youth mental health care, while the Midwest struggles
To explore the best and worst states for youth mental health care, MoneyGeek analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the CDC, as well as Google trends data on searches for relevant mental health terms.
Breastfeeding benefits mothers as much as babies, but public health messaging often only tells half of the story
Four babies are born every second in the world, and there are only two options for their first food at birth: human milk or formula. …
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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 — …

Anesthesiologists alert Americans to VA proposal that could impact veterans’ health care and safety

(BPT) - The nation’s Veterans deserve the highest-quality health care and 91% of them expect the same quality of care the public receives at the top-rated civilian hospitals. However, a …

Tired of chronic pain? Medical experts offer 3 helpful tips

(BPT) - If you're coping with back, neck or knee pain on a regular basis, you're not alone. According to research, one in every two Americans experience musculoskeletal (MSK) pain, which affects the …

5 Things You Need to Know about Medically Supported Weight Loss

(BPT) - There has been a sensational rise in the number of celebrities making headlines for their use of GLP-1 medications, like Ozempic, Wegovy and Mounjaro, for weight loss. The constant media buzz …