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Oral cancer: Are you at risk for this growing cancer?

If someone asked you about the most common types of cancer, oral cancer probably wouldn’t be at the top of your list. While this type of cancer isn’t as common as breast, lung or prostate cancers, it isn’t rare either. Nearly 500,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cavity or oropharynx cancer this year, including …

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6 simple ways to prevent blood sugar spikes after meals

Let’s talk about blood sugar, or blood glucose. Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes and you’re not sure where to start. Or maybe you’ve just been hearing some buzz about “blood sugar-friendly foods” and you’re wondering if you should pay attention. When blood sugar spikes after eating, it can leave you feeling tired, …

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James’ story: A father’s mission to beat oral cancer

After losing his wife, Donna, to triple-negative breast cancer in 2019, James Lyles was all too familiar with what it means to have cancer. What he didn’t expect was to find himself fighting his own cancer battle just a few years later. A father of two girls, James decided to move to Dallas in 2021 …

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Is my child’s separation anxiety normal? 6 tips to help them cope

So, you dropped your child off at daycare or preschool this morning on your way to work, and it was a little more difficult than you expected. Maybe your baby became hysterical when you walked away. Maybe your toddler burst into tears. What’s a parent to do? Understanding separation anxiety Although often distressing for parents, …

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Life after cancer: 8 tips to help you navigate the ups and downs

In many ways, life after cancer is something to celebrate. You just fought one of life’s hardest battles—and won. But at the same time, the transition isn’t always a celebration. Many people no longer feel like themselves or don’t know how to go back to “normal” again. When you’re in the middle of your cancer …

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Acetaminophen vs. ibuprofen: Which one to take when?

It’s not always easy knowing what to do when you or a loved one isn’t feeling well. While it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor about any over-the-counter (OTC) medications you’re considering taking, many people commonly turn to acetaminophen or ibuprofen for minor aches, pains and fevers. But how can you know what …

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Triglycerides: What your levels mean and how to lower them

You already know you need to have your cholesterol checked regularly—that’s common knowledge. But you may need to know your triglyceride numbers, too. According to Catherine McNeal, MD, an internist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple, a high triglyceride count can be a marker for a lifestyle that …

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The fourth trimester: 7 tips for adjusting to life with a newborn

First, let me just say this: It is normal, expected and totally okay to feel overwhelmed after having a baby. This is true whether you’re first-time parents or you have several kids at home already. Regardless of the circumstances—and how prepared you might have felt before delivery—adjusting to life with a newborn can have some …

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What to do when your child is struggling to make friends

Building friendships is an important skill for children to learn. For some, it is a natural process, but most will struggle to one degree or another, and some will struggle severely. As a parent, you hold the vital role of reassuring your children of normal interactions and helping them overcome obstacles in relationships. It’s important …

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How to boost your gut and brain health (at the same time)

We know that the brain plays a key role in all of our bodily functions—it’s the center of our intelligence and the controller of our movements and behaviors. But did you know that you have a “second brain?” That second brain is found in your gut. Confused yet? Beyond digestion, your gut contains an extensive …

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