Numbers to Know Winter 2023

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Considering Permanent Contraception? Vasectomies are over 99.99% effective in preventing pregnancy. It’s estimated that 50 million men have undergone a vasectomy – approximately 5% of all married men of reproductive age. When compared to tubal ligation, which also provides permanent contraception, vasectomies are simpler, safer, more effective, and less expensive. 150 Minutes – The amount […]

Health in a Minute – Winter 2023

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Q. I’m in my 50s, and I’ve recently started noticing a fluttering feeling in my chest. Is this something I should be worried about, and is there anything I can do? A. Fluttering in the chest, or palpitations, is a commonly encountered problem and usually signifies “extra” beats from the top or bottom chambers of […]

5 Common Managerial Styles

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Getting Down to Business Not to be confused with leadership styles, management styles are instrumental when it comes to setting and evaluating priorities, communicating with team members, planning workloads, and handling sensitive information. Everything from one’s own personality to the industry or team dynamics impacts how a manager chooses to lead their team, and while […]

Local Summer Camp Profiles 2024

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Baylor Summer Camps Families have enjoyed Baylor Summer Camps for decades! Baylor’s 690-acre campus allows for a wide array of activities to match individual skills and interests, and Baylor faculty, coaches, and counselors have expertise in working with children in a safe and nurturing environment. From Baylor’s family-favorite Raider Days to sports and enrichment camps, […]

Project Access – Paving the Road to Recovery

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Paving the Road to Recovery Stanley Webb had a proverbial flat tire. In recent years, the salesman at a small Athens, Tennessee car lot had experienced a major heart attack, crippling brain disease, and massive loss of eyesight. Without health insurance, Webb had nowhere to turn for treatment … until he found Southeast Tennessee Project […]

Numbers to Know – Fall 2023

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The Truth About Your Tresses – 50% An estimated 50% of women will suffer from significant hair loss, according to the Cleveland Clinic. In fact, more than 30% of women will experience hair loss before they’ve reached 40. A number of factors can contribute to hair loss, including diet, genetics, age, stress, illness, and hormonal […]

Health in a Minute – Fall 2023

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Q. My teenage daughter was recently diagnosed with autism. I’ve noticed that lately her workload has increased, and she doesn’t seem to have energy for activities she used to enjoy. I’m worried she may be experiencing burnout – any advice? A. It’s important to recognize that being an autistic individual comes with a lot of […]

Health in a Minute: Late Summer 2023

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Q. My father is in his late 60s and has been experiencing aphasia after a stroke. He is currently participating in speech therapy, but… is there anything I can personally do to help with his recovery? A. Aphasia can be a challenging and frustrating condition associated with difficulty with communication. It can involve both auditory […]

Numbers to Know: Late Summer 2023

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Stop Snoring! If you spend most of the night listening to your partner snore, you’re not alone. Approximately 44% of men and 28% of women in the United States regularly snore. The Sleep Foundation recommends these tips to reduce or even eliminate snoring: Sleep on your side. Wear a nasal strip or dilator. Use an […]

Numbers to Know: Summer 2023

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10-15 Minutes The amount of time you should spend in the sun daily to receive its health benefits, including a boosted mood and increased vitamin D production. Early detection saves lives. 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The American Cancer Society recommends: Women with an average […]

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