Healthy Living

Who Makes Medical Decisions If You Are Incapacitated?

By DeLila Bergan, JD, MA, HEC-C ~ It’s 2:00 A.M. when the phone rings. I answer it, groggily. The voice on the line asks if I know Mr. Wallace. I do, but why is anyone asking me? Mr. Wallace is my former father-in-law. His late son and I divorced more than 20 years ago, and I

The Best Way to a Healthy Brain is the Food We Eat

By Jaclyn Albin MD ~ The field of Nutritional Psychiatry helps us better understand the vital role our food plays in health outcomes. This research highlights the critical role of diet in protecting our mood, memory, and overall brain health. An important take-away of this new area of research is that the cardiovascular system supplies

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Journaling Ideas for Stress

By Tiffany Lord, RYT ~ Stressed or overwhelmed? Putting your feelings on paper can help shift your mood. Journaling is the adult version of writing in a diary. It’s an entirely personal practice, and your journal entries can be about anything. However, real change and awareness can only come when you are intentional with your

Red, Fruity, Palate-Changing Malbec

Argentinean flavor with a Texas twist By Janie Pace ~ Malbec wine is derived from the Malbec grape, which grows in Argentina’s Mendoza wine region. The grapes thrive in the high-altitude, arid climate, where runoff from melted glaciers in the Andes irrigates the vines. Malbec’s most prominent feature is the intense dark color and fruity

COVID Risk Assessment

Be Informed: Check Out Your Risk of Doing Daily Activities Concerning COVID-19

The Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force and Committee on Infectious Diseases have created a chart  ranking activities by risk-level for COVID-19. They worked from the supposition that no matter the activity, people took as many safety precautions as possible. Click on the chart below for a printable version. Share this with family and friends, post it on your social

Healthy Snacks for Adults 50+

Healthy Snacks for Adults 50+

What you need to know By Jennifer “Neily” Neily, MS, RDN, FAND ~ Ask 10 nutrition experts about adult snacking and you’ll get 10 different answers. Ask me and I’ll answer: yes, no, maybe. When it comes to eating for well-being, we’re all unique. No two approaches are identical. Gone are three squares per day,

Telehealth for Seniors—Bringing Back House Calls

By Mridula Nadamuni, MD ~ Mr. C is a lovely 73-year-old gentleman who lives on a ranch about an hour away from the hospital. Mr. C tripped on a rug and wrenched his hip. Days later, his hip and back still bother him. He has chronic kidney disease and knows there are some pain medications

Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Now What? Push PAUSE

By Audette Rackley, M.S., CCC/SLP | Assistant Director, Strength-Based Programs, Center for BrainHealth3 ~ For most people receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, time seems to stand still while life swirls around them. At Center for BrainHealth we believe life is not over with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. Our goal is to help families realize their continued

Job Search for 50 and Over Tips

Think Positive and Go For It! By Nickquolette Barrett ~ If you’ve ever thought or said to yourself, “No one’s going to hire me at my age,” then you’re probably right. Why? Because you allowed self-defeating thoughts to enter your head. If you want to achieve the impossible, build your “positive muscle” and go for

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