September 18, 2019

Little Hearts in a Big Body: Childhood Obesity’s Effect on Future Cardiovascular State

Childhood obesity is becoming one of the biggest health issues facing our country today. Over the past three decades, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled with one in three children and teenagers in the United States are classified as overweight or obese....

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August 5, 2019

Breastfeeding: Big Questions and Local Answers

Breastfeeding is a big part of motherhood during the early stages of your baby’s life. Even if you know how important this choice is for your baby, breastfeeding can be difficult to get right at the beginning and there can be struggles even experienced m...

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August 1, 2019

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke: Protecting Your Child

Developing a heat-related illness is one of the biggest hazards for children, especially those who participate in sports and other activities in extreme heat. As August temperatures rise here in Central Texas, so does the risk of developing heat exhaustion and...

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July 30, 2019

Milk Matters: Simple Ways to be Healthy While Breastfeeding

Breastmilk contains an abundant variety of nutrients that provides everything a baby needs during those first months. But what about mom? In addition to taking care of the baby, a breastfeeding mom needs to keep up with her own health through smart eating hab...

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July 25, 2019

Surviving a summer pregnancy in Central Texas

Being pregnant in the summer is no walk in the park, especially in Central Texas. During the warmer months especially, pregnant women are at risk for dehydration and heat exhaustion (which can lead to heat stroke). The most common signs of heat exhaustion inc...

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July 19, 2019

Lifesaving Habits for Child Car Safety

Every year children around the country are put in dangerous situations when they are left inside a vehicle. An average of 38 children die from heat related illnesses after being left inside a vehicle every year. This is usually due to adults forgetting their c...

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July 17, 2019

Benefits of having a summer garden

Feeling stressed or anxious? Get gardening! A quiet morning or afternoon spent gardening can save you cash, contribute to a healthy weight and relax the mind and body. Read more about the benefits of tending the garden below. Source of fruits and vegetable...

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June 27, 2019

#AlpacaTheHope: Wellstone Employee Pays it Forward to Families Battling Childhood Cancer

What is your purpose? For Kati Davenport, APRN, it is her commitment to supporting children and families across the nation who have been affected by pediatric cancer. Davenport’s son, Declan, was 13 years old when he was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a...

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June 20, 2019

A Guide to Men's Health Screenings

Sometimes making checkup appointments and seeing the eye doctor doesn’t feel all that important. Health screenings get pushed to the next year or worse, are simply never thought about. However, getting screenings is one the most essential things a man ca...

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May 13, 2019

Harker Heights Man Pleased with Skin Cancer Removal Surgery at Seton Harker Heights

For over ten years, Robert Crouch had an unusual skin irritation on his left ear. “It would bleed all the time and it was hard to cover up,” Crouch shared. “I would always have to put creams on it and I was afraid for people to see it. It wo...

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