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North Texas Family Medicine: What you need to know about andropause – LIVING WELL Magazine

What you need to know about andropause
By Lisa Houk, FNP, BC, Nurse Practitioner, North Texas Family Medicine, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
You laughed about it when you were younger, but now you seem to be fighting the urge to dye your hair and buy something that goes really fast. Natural decline in testosterone can lead to many normal body changes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 4.5 million men have symptoms of low testosterone, yet only 5-10% seek treatment. […]

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The Views Senior Living Community: Social Issues Play an Integral Part in Seniors' Health

Social Issues Play an Integral Part in Seniors Health

By Angie McClure, The Views Senior Living Community, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine
We all hear about how important a balanced diet and participation in regular exercise is in maintaining a healthy life. However, the other piece to this puzzle, that is often overlooked, is how social issues can have a significant impact on life and both the physical and mental health of seniors. These social issues can cause a spiral affect that contributes to an unhealthy diet and lack of energy or motivation to exercise or get out and about. As you or your loved one prepare for the golden years, look at these contributors to social problems: […]

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North Texas Family Medicine on Thyroid Care

About the Thyroid

Lisa Houk, North Texas Family Medicine, Denton SENIOR Magazine

Thyroid control, if done thoroughly, can be one of the most challenging medical decisions that a doctor or nurse practitioner faces. The Association of Clinical Endocrinology and the Endocrinology Society have not come to an agreement on the standard of care for optimal thyroid function. Thus, many patients have been told that their thyroid is fine; but truthfully what is “fine”? […]

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Fountain View Village on when to look into Retirement Living

Published in Scottsdale SENIOR Magazine

After my beloved husband passed away, I found myself alone for the first time in over 50 years. It wasn’t so bad when my children they were all surrounding me, but as they live in different states, they would soon be leaving. Each invited me to live with them but I didn’t want to interfere with their lives or add to their responsibilities as each had enough taking care of their own families. […]