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How to be social again: 5 post-pandemic socialization tips

Does the phrase “getting back into the social scene” strike excitement or fear in you? Or both? Just like when the pandemic started, we are once again in uncharted waters. All emotions are fair play here.  While the act of going out to dinner with friends may have seemed simple a year and a half …

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Empowering dementia caregivers with life-changing support

The population of elderly adults in the U.S. continues to grow, leaving many families with the often difficult job of caring for them as they age. In fact, 83 percent of long-term care provided to older adults comes from family members or other unpaid helpers. As the population of older adults grows, so do the expectations of …

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10 ways to embrace a body-neutral mindset

Maybe you’ve heard about body image, but have you heard about body neutrality? Once the groundwork has been laid for understanding body image, you can begin to move toward body neutrality.  What is body neutrality? First things first. We can’t run before we’ve learned to walk — meaning the idea of body love or positivity can be …

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Hear me out: The surprising link between diabetes and hearing loss

An estimated 34 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss. But did you know there’s a sizable overlap between these two large groups? According to the American Diabetes Association, a recent study found that hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes as it is in …

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Why childhood vaccination matters: A parent’s guide to kids and the COVID-19 vaccine

If you’re a parent like me, you likely have the COVID-19 vaccine on your mind these days. With the Pfizer vaccine now authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for children ages 12-15, many parents have questions as they anxiously anticipate getting their …

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4 free self-care ideas to help you reset without breaking the bank

The need for self-care is at an all-time high, but self-care is always important. Taking care of ourselves with kindness and gratitude is a crucial part of our well-being. In a society that exalts work above rest, it can be difficult to recognize the need to take a step back and prioritize your own needs. …

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How telehealth is helping veteran families connect and cope with stress

Amidst the shutdowns and other safety precautions taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, families have experienced new stressors — and telehealth has experienced an unprecedented boom. Even prior to COVID-19, Baylor Scott & White’s Warriors Research Institute (WRI) was harnessing the power of telehealth to help address mental health concerns across the state of …

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Taking stock of bone broth: Is it really worth the hype?

Have you been intrigued by the growing collection of bone broth recipes out there? Bone broth is trending, but don’t let its recent popularity fool you. Bone broth has been around for ages and has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years. So, what exactly is bone broth and what are the benefits?  …

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