• Texas lawmakers open to state regulations, and perhaps taxes, on vaping and e-cigarettes

    Texas lawmakers open to state regulations, and perhaps taxes, on vaping and e-cigarettes

    Published: December 03, 2019

    Regulations and perhaps even taxation could be coming for the e-cigarette industry in Texas when the Legislature convenes next in 2021. Those were among the themes when the state Senate Health and Human Services heard expert testimony Tuesday that linked vaping to a nationwide outbreak of cardiovascular disease and nearly four dozen deaths in recent months.

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  • Concussions in high school athletes may be a risk factor for suicide

    Concussions in high school athletes may be a risk factor for suicide

    Published: November 27, 2019

    Concussion, the most common form of traumatic brain injury, has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicide in adults. Now new research published by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) suggests high school students with a history of sports-related concussions might be at an increased risk for suicide completion

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  • Tips and recipes to help you kick-start a healthy holiday season

    Tips and recipes to help you kick-start a healthy holiday season

    Published: November 27, 2019

    While the myth that people gain seven to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas has been debunked, a recent study suggests that they do gain about a pound per holiday season – and that can add up to carrying an extra 20 pounds into middle age.

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  • Brighter Bites Receives 2019 Seeds of Hope Award

    Brighter Bites Receives 2019 Seeds of Hope Award

    Published: November 27, 2019

    Brighter Bites is ringing in a big win after receiving the RESULTS Houston Seeds of Hope Award last week! The award is bestowed annually to an honoree who is making a meaningful impact in the work to end poverty, and Brighter Bites, with its mission to provide free fresh produce to underserved communities around the U.S. and change healthy behaviors among children and families, is making that positive impact in flying colors.

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  • Dietitians dish out tips and recipes for a healthy, happy holiday

    Dietitians dish out tips and recipes for a healthy, happy holiday

    Published: November 22, 2019

    While the myth that people gain seven to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas has been debunked, a recent study suggests that they do gain about a pound per holiday season – and that can add up to carrying an extra 20 pounds into middle age.

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  • Need more fiber in your diet? Try Smoky Apple Cider, Squash and Spinach Salad

    Need more fiber in your diet? Try Smoky Apple Cider, Squash and Spinach Salad

    Published: November 13, 2019

    When a person has diabetes, the pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use the insulin that it produces. This leads to a sugar buildup in the blood stream, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  • Frisco ISD launches vaping prevention initiatives as student referrals increase

    Frisco ISD launches vaping prevention initiatives as student referrals increase

    Published: November 08, 2019

    The number of Frisco ISD students receiving court referrals for e-cigarettes and vaping has more than doubled since 2017, prompting FISD to launch a vaping prevention and intervention program this school year.

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  • Restricting flavored tobacco could curb youth use

    Restricting flavored tobacco could curb youth use

    Published: November 05, 2019

    Policies that restrict flavored tobacco access can reduce teen use in as little as six months, a study in Massachusetts suggests. Researchers compared two towns 30 miles apart and found that after one community passed a restrictive policy in 2016, flavored tobacco availability and use dropped the next year.

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  • Harlingen vies for All-America City Award

    Harlingen vies for All-America City Award

    Published: October 30, 2019

    Five years ago, Harlingen became one of Texas’ few cities to launch a Mayor’s Wellness Council. Soon, Healthy Harlingen was born to combat one of the state’s highest rates of diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

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  • Harlingen vies for All-America City Award

    Harlingen vies for All-America City Award

    Published: October 30, 2019

    Five years ago, Harlingen became one of Texas’ few cities to launch a Mayor’s Wellness Council. Soon, Healthy Harlingen was born to combat one of the state’s highest rates of diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

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