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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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Avere Healthcare Clinic talks testosterone and the aging male – LIVING WELL Magazine

Testosterone and the Aging Male

Courtesy Avere Healthcare Clinic, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine

While it’s normal for testosterone levels to drop as men age, low testosterone can have a significant impact on a man’s health. It is the chemical produced in a man’s body that makes him think, look, and behave as a man. Testosterone helps a man maintain bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength and mass, sex drive, and sperm production. […]

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Dr. Diana Ghelber on Depression – LIVING WELL Magazine

Depression: short facts about a long-term devastating disease
New non-invasive, drug-free treatments for depression are showing promise for working with the areas of the brain that regulate mood
By Dr. Diana Ghelber, LIVING WELL Magazine
As you rush out the door to meet up with the girls, you get a brief text message from Jen saying that she will not be coming. Another headache, again! […]

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Dr. Russel J. Otto on Heat Injury – LIVING WELL Magazine

Heat Injury

Russell J. Otto, MD, FACS, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine
Summertime brings with it the promise of warmer temperatures and outdoor activities. That combination can spell trouble if certain precautions are not taken. Injury due to the hot outdoor temperatures can easily occur. Knowing how to recognize a problem, being aware of contributing factors, and knowing what to do about it can be life saving. […]

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Wellness Concepts on Making the Most of Your Visit to the Doctor – LIVING WELL Magazine

Making the Most of Your Visit to the Doctor
Denise Grimes, Wellness Concepts, Collin LIVING WELL Magazine (formerly SENIOR Magazine)
At one time or another, most of us have experienced some frustration with our doctor’s office visit. It really doesn’t have to be that way. Here are just a few ideas that may make your visit more beneficial, both for you and the doctor. […]