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Silent Killer: Heart Disease

Silent Killer: Heart Disease

By Scottie Gainey, MHA, RT(R), Texoma Medical Center, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
Most people don’t see it coming. Learn possible signs because the faster you get medical attention, the better your chances of survival and recovery are. […]

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Although yesterday may not be remembered, today can still be enjoyed…Dementia Care

Although yesterday may not be remembered, today can still be enjoyed…
Courtesy Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Johnson County LIVING WELL Magazine
When it comes to the care of those affected with dementia, Garden Terrace at Overland Park is the place to be. Garden Terrace is a five-star facility 100% dedicated to the care of those with dementia. With the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and related dementia increasing at an alarming rate, it is a benefit to the community to have a strong nursing facility to care for those patients. […]

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The Value of the Audiologist in Hearing Care

The Value of the Audiologist in Hearing Care
By Elizabeth Brassine, Au.D., Hearing Services of McKinney, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine

From the moment we wake up to the time we go to sleep, sound plays an important role in our lives. Whether it’s alerting us to danger, delivering needed information, or making us simply laugh, smile or cry. Sound informs, entertains and connects us to the world. […]

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The time is right to decide where you belong

The Time is Right
By Shirley Long, Parkview, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine
As we enter the more mature era of our lives, a question confronts us: “Where do I belong?” This season may challenge us to reconsider our sense of place as life changes face us—changes such as career (retirement), relationships (widowhood), physical health and the ability to maintain a home. When finding our “place,” we must look at our “internal place” as well as our “external place,” as we seek to discover the appropriate basis on which to choose to move or stay, to cling to or to renew […]

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Allergy or cold? How to tell.

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Allergy or Cold?
By Joan Weems, RN, Victory Home Health, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine

It’s the third time this morning that you have had a sneezing fit. “Oh my, am I taking a cold or is this just allergies?” The cold-like symptoms include sneezing, congestion, runny nose, but perhaps it’s the recent weather change. Well, if you get similar symptoms at the same time every year, chances are you probably have seasonal allergies. With spring bearing down upon us, take precautions now for allergies. […]

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The Data Driven Life

The Data Driven Life
By Meg Duggan, Johnson County LIVING WELL Magazine
We’ve all driven by those portable roadside digital signs that show the speed we’re driving. The vast majority of us react the same way, by tapping our brakes, checking our own speedometers and slowing down. These roadside signs are part of a feedback loop, a profoundly effective tool for changing behaviors. […]

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Your Body Needs Alkaline Antioxidant Water

Your Body Needs Alkaline Antioxidant Water
By Danny Burke, Hydration Corporation, New Orleans & Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
The Secret’s Out: It’s the Water! For almost 20 years I’ve been trying to achieve optimal health for both me and my family. I focused on diet and exercise and made sure I drank plenty of water. […]