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4 Things to Know About the New HPV Vaccine

Posted on:31 - 10 - 2018 Posted in:

Doctors since the 1950s have made a correlation between cancer of the cervix and a viral infection. However, it wasn’t until the early 1980s that Harold zur Hausen, M.D., a virologist at Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, discovered Human Papilloma Virus 11 or HPV-11 that was present in cervical cancer samples he was studying. (Smith, […]


Health As You Age

Posted on:30 - 08 - 2018 Posted in:

As we age, our health needs change. This is even more the case for folks living with chronic infections such as HIV.  Aging with HIV Aging with HIV brings a different set of health conditions to be aware of. If you are over 55+ and living with HIV, have a conversation with you provider (if […]


Don’t Forget Your Immunizations

Posted on:06 - 08 - 2018 Posted in:

Did you know that even as adults, it is important to stick to an immunization schedule? Getting your vaccines will help to safeguard your chances of living a long healthy life. Vaccines can help to decrease your risk of disease as well as helping to decrease the spread of disease in your community. When people […]


Our Bodies Were Meant to Move

Posted on:07 - 05 - 2018 Posted in:

Our bodies were meant to move — they actually crave exercise. Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health. It reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases.  When you exercise, your body uses energy to keep going. Aerobic exercise involves continuous and rhythmic physical motion, such […]


How’s Your Heart?

Posted on:05 - 02 - 2018 Posted in:

February is heart month. February is the month set aside to care for and reconnect with our heart – from celebrating the love in our lives during Valentine’s Day to taking stock all month on how we treat one of the most valuable organs in our body. You have probably heard that regular cardio exercise […]


Winterize Your Health

Posted on:30 - 11 - 2017 Posted in:

In cold weather your health and temperature changes. More cold and flu-like illnesses occur in cold weather, with a highly correlated with an increase in the number of upper respiratory infections (URIs) and a decrease in temperature. Chilling of the nose and upper respiratory tract by breathing cold air and acute chilling of the body’s […]


Whole Health | Natural Disaster Preparedness

Posted on:29 - 09 - 2017 Posted in:

We have all seen the startling images following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey,Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria. Though North Texas doesn’t experience the dangers of hurricanes we experience a wealth of other disasters such as flooding, hail, and tornado! So what is a person to do in the event they experience a natural disaster? How […]


Health Tip: How to Use Sunscreen

Posted on:30 - 06 - 2017 Posted in:

Happy Fourth of July!   July Fourth is a great time for family and fun in the sun. I absolutely love to be in the sun, on the beach, on a lake or in a pool. However, it is important when out in the sun to protect yourself. When I was a teenager, I used […]


Healthy Tips for a Healthy You

Posted on:30 - 03 - 2017 Posted in:

Being healthy is not an ideal weight number on the scale.  It means doing what you can to keep your body, mind, and soul in equilibrium; which in turn will lower your risks for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, type II diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes.  Here are a few tips that will help you get and stay […]