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First Texas Home Health Discusses Diabetes

By: Dana Weaver, RN, First Texas Home Health, for SENIOR Magazine (Northshore edition)

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. Diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. […]

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American Bank of Texas on Community Banking Month

By: Ginger Nye, American Bank of Texas, SENIOR Magazine (Texoma Edition)

April was Community Banking Month. As Washington DC seeks solutions for the current economic crisis, community banks stand ready to support local economies. With nearly 23,000 locations nationwide, they are well-capitalized, local financial powerhouses that are ready and able to help mobilize local economies which are the lifeblood of the nation’s economy. […]

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A LOOK INTO THE LIFE OF JIM LEHRER

You hear his voice most weeknights calmly reporting events or describing issues in the day’s news. Perhaps you watched him moderate the presidential debates. Maybe you’re among those who have been listening to him from the very earliest days in 1975 when he joined PBS’s The Robert MacNeil Report as the Washington correspondent, or the following year as the program expanded, renamed The MacNeil-Lehrer Report and went national. In 1983 it became the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, eventually changing its name once more during 1995-96 season when Robert MacNeil retired. Since then that calm visage and voice are seen and heard on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer televised by PBS stations everywhere. Today Jim’s official title is Executive Editor and Anchor. […]

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All the Lives of Florence Henderson

She sings. She dances. Of course, she’s an accomplished actress and performer, truly an all-around entertainer. But Florence Henderson also skypes, and e-mails messages and photographs to family and friends, and surfs the net. Florence is very much a testament to the wisdom of remaining engaged and active—mentally and physically—for she too is “one of us”. […]

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Macular Degeneration Affects Eyesight of Millions

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness for those age 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. This disease is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, called the macula. The macula is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and it controls our ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail. […]

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Making ER Visits Less Stressful for Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers

Trips to the Emergency Room (ER) can be stressful, especially for a person living with Alzheimer’s or another form of memory impairment. Symptoms and behaviors of memory impairment vary greatly between individuals, and it can be difficult for ER staff to know how each person will react in this situation. Following are some tips for professionals and caregivers to use as guidelines: […]

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Zig Ziglar, The Great Motivator

Volumes have been written about him—and he’s written volumes himself—27 at last count with his 28th, Embrace the Struggle, just released in October. Along the way he’s helped so many others clarify their thinking about themselves, in matters related to both business and personal life. […]