Health in a Minute: Vaccines, Diabetes, & More

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Q. My daughter is 17 years old and has never been vaccinated against HPV, but I’m worried about the risks of cervical cancer. Is it worth her getting the vaccine now? A. The HPV vaccine is a critical tool for cervical cancer prevention. We know that HPV is the underlying cause of most cervical cancers, […]

Numbers to Know: Special Autism Edition

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Special Autism Edition Autism affects an estimated 1 in 36 children in the U.S., and boys are nearly four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, celebrated each April, this special edition of Numbers to Know highlights autism statistics. Individuals with autism often have very positive […]

Numbers to Know: New Year 2024

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2 Months – The average amount of time it takes to form a new habit. Habit formation takes time, but the good news is it’s not an all-or-nothing process. While forming a new habit does take an average of 66 days, research shows that missing the occasional opportunity to maintain the habit doesn’t seriously impair […]

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 […]

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