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Jessa McClure

Jessa McClure holds a degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX, where she is currently an adviser for student publications. She has been a writer in the health care field since 2009.

Sugar-free drinks, candies might not be as healthy as you think

With the change of the calendar comes a renewing of many families’ pledge to lead healthier lives. Many of these families might be replacing their cola and candy habits with diet drinks and sugar-free treats. But a new study says these seemingly healthier choices might not be as healthy as we think, especially when it …

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Proper stretching, early preparation key for marathon success

When the starting pistol pierces the cold air on December 13, thousands of runners will begin their trek towards the finish line of the fifth annual Baylor Scott & White Health BCS Marathon. While many participants are seasoned athletes who know how to prepare for an event like this, new marathoners might not realize the importance …

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Hot water bottles could equal harmful chemicals, bacteria in your bottled water

We know that leaving children and pets in the car is dangerous on a hot day. But, did you know that it could be risky to leave your water bottle in the car for an extended period of time? Most of the billions of plastic water bottles used in the US yearly are made out …

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What is fluoride?

Find out what this tooth-saving substance really is and why it’s important You’ve completed your dental exam and routine cleaning, and the hygienist asks if you want a fluoride treatment. While you are not fond of the foamy rinse, your doctor assures you that this weird-textured substance will help to ensure a lifetime of healthy …

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What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

An estimated five million women in the United States are suffering from a condition that not only has the potential to hinder fertility, but is also associated with metabolic issues that could lead to diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a perplexing and sometimes devastating condition. Joseph I. Fernandez, MD, an …

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6 things you should know about sports drinks

Sweat drips from your forehead as you round the track and finish your daily run. You’re feeling weak and thirsty. You walk slowly to your gym bag and grab the sports drink you’ve been waiting to consume since you started your workout. The brightly-colored fluid instantly replenishes your electrolytes and quenches your thirst. In this …

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4 immunizations you should receive in adulthood

Keeping up with yearly vaccines might seem like something you don’t have to worry about in adulthood, but there are several immunizations that people over the age of 19 should be receiving on a regular basis to prevent disease and associated complications. Scott & White internist, John David Myers, MD, said that illnesses like shingles …

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Father and son bond while giving blood

While other fathers and sons are bonding over golf games and hunting trips, Mike and Austin Grisham are bonding over their shared interest of donating blood. It might sound strange, but this dynamic donating duo truly enjoys their experiences giving blood. “It’s a special thing for us to donate blood together,” Mike Grisham said. “It …

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