Feet first: Prioritizing foot health in summer footwear choices

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As the summer sun beckons people toward more outdoor activities, it’s crucial to remember that a person’s choice of seasonal footwear can significantly impact...

SAMARITAN CENTER: A new way to communicate

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By Thomas Hudson, MA, LPC-A If you are struggling with communication with your partner, it can often be difficult to find where to even begin...

Alzheimer’s drug that can slow disease gets backing from FDA advisers

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By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON A closely watched Alzheimer's drug from Eli Lilly won the backing of federal health advisers on Monday, setting...

Aphasia Center ready to help community

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June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, and more than 2.5 million Americans – including actor Bruce Willis and country music star Randy Travis –...

CATES: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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By Carol A. Cates, MSN, MBA, RN Chief Nursing Officer Odessa Regional Medical Center Some people call Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia the “long goodbye”...

Optimism is just what the doctor ordered. But what if I’m already too negative?

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By ALBERT STUMM The Associated Press Prince Bhojwani never thought of himself as a negative person, until three trips to the hospital in one month...

‘Grateful to be alive’: Clubhouse programs take pressure off overwhelmed Texas mental health hospitals

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By Stephen Simpson, The Texas Tribune When Jonathan Denhart was discharged from the psych ward at Austin Oaks Hospital last year, he was prepared to...

TONI SAYS: Hurricane season starts June 1…are you prepared?

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By Toni King Readers: This is Toni King’s annual reminder about preparing for a natural disaster or other emergency. It is a rerun, adapted from...

Alzheimer’s Association encourages Americans to take charge of their brain health

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CHICAGO This June during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging all Americans to take charge of their brain health. Today, there...

Being a patient is getting harder in a strained and complex US health care...

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By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer Tamika Davis couldn’t nap on her couch during cancer treatment. She kept worrying one of her toddlers would wander...