Talking Tobacco With Fifth Graders

What’s the right age to educate students about the repercussions of tobacco use? You’d be surprised how much times change. Baylor Irving and the City of Irving school district’s, “TobaccokNOw” program is normally introduced in 7th grade classrooms to correspond with lesson plans that detail the respiratory system and the effects that tobacco use can have on … Continue reading Talking Tobacco With Fifth Graders

Diabetes and Duck Dynasty

By now, most of us are familiar with the rowdy, family-oriented and simply entertaining Robertson family featured in A&E’s reality television show, Duck Dynasty.  The show provides glimpses into a successful and close-knit family business built on long beards and famous duck calls and is downright fun to watch. Episodes are filled with the exciting adventures of … Continue reading Diabetes and Duck Dynasty

Having a healthy thyroid is all about hormone balance

Women often think about their hormones at three life stages — puberty, pregnancy and menopause. But hormones affect you every day, and arguably none more so than thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Thyroid stimulating hormone, also called metabolic hormone, helps regulate tissue growth and development, blood pressure and how many calories your body needs to function. … Continue reading Having a healthy thyroid is all about hormone balance