• October 1, 2019

    Two knee replacement surgeries, new lease on life for Temple woman

    For ten years, Sharon Kleypas suffered from severe joint pain.

    “I’ve had several autoimmune diseases which led to bad joint pain,” Kleypas explained. “I was getting injections in my knees for osteoarthritis for about 10 years.”

    Pain in both knees began to interfere with daily activities for the 66-year-old.

    “I would dread walking from one end of the house to the other, or even walking from the car to the house,” Kleypas said. “I was miserable and could barely play with my grandkids.”

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  • 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. This is not only damaging to children when they are young, but research has shown that that being obese during developing years show risk factors for developing heart disease later in life.

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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 moms face. The good news is that Seton Medical Center Harker Heights has a team dedicated to helping moms have the best breastfeeding experience possible.

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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 heat stroke. You know heatstroke and heat exhaustion are threats to your child, but do you understand the difference?

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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 habits to ensure both she and the baby are feeling great and getting everything they need!

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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 include headache, dizziness, pale skin, profuse sweating, weakness and fainting. Women experiencing symptoms that last longer than one hour should seek immediate medical treatment.

    Here are some quick and easy solutions you can do to help you get yourself through those hot summer days and nights:

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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 child, children finding their own way into a car or children being intentionally left in the car.

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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.

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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 rare and aggressive form of bone cancer.

    Declan received 17 rounds of high dose chemotherapy and 41 rounds of radiation to his left pelvis at MD Anderson in Houston. Declan finished his cancer treatments in 2018 and the soon-to-be sophomore high school student is enjoying school, working and playing golf.

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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 can do for his health. If you don’t know about a problem, you can’t make it better and you can possibly lose the window of opportunity to improve or even save your life. So, break out the date book and get ready to schedule some screenings.

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