A Guide to Combat Medical Debt

By Aly J. Yale ~ Overwhelming medical debt is the No. 1 reason Americans file for bankruptcy. In fact, according to a study out of the City University of New York, 66.5 percent of bankruptcy filings cite medical expenses as a contributing factor. These expenses often stem from emergency room visits or surgeries, costly bills

DART Hosts 25th Annual Older Americans Month Information and Health Fair

Seniors are invited to “Connect, Create, Contribute” at the Older Americans Information and Health Fair, which will be held on Thursday, May 16, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Centennial Hall in Dallas’ Fair Park. This year, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) celebrates the 25th anniversary of what has become one of the largest senior

Chew on this: Is Food ‘Friend or Foe’ for Better Health?

By Jaclyn Albin, M.D. Internal Medicine – General Internal Medicine   In my daily discussions with patients and families about their food choices and habits, a worrisome theme emerges. Many people see food as the enemy. The often useless lifestyle advice from doctors is to eat less and exercise more. I disagree with that counseling

Why Alzheimer’s Scientists are Looking at Green Tea and Carrots

 By Najja Parker   While scientists have not found a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, they may be able to reverse the symptoms with some key compounds, according to a new report. Researchers from the University of Southern California recently conducted a study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, to determine how diet can impact

Coping with the Cost of Care: Often-Overlooked Tax Deductions and Tips for Seniors and Their Families

By TaxAct. TaxAct shares these articles with us so our readers are more informed. Yes, this one long but the information is very important for you and your loved ones. So, sit in a comfortable chair, grab a refreshing drink and read on. You’ll be glad you did. As you get older, you may find you

Child’s Play

Fort Worth’s first inclusive playground designed to be accessible to children of all abilities is about to be a dream come true. The Frank Kent Dream Park Fort Worth, a playground for children of all abilities, will soon be a reality! The playground is located in Trinity Park and, when it opens to the public

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New Alzheimer’s Study Shows Connection Between MCI/Dementia and High Blood Pressure

By The Alzheimer’s Association as reported by Heidi Frankel.   This year at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) the findings of a new study provide important and relevant information on the correlation of MCI and dementia and high blood pressure. The following points address the results of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), study

Martin Luther King Jr. & Anne Frank: Contemporaries with a Common Legacy

By Nancy Churnin. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 90 on Jan. 15. What would he think of what we’ve done with his message of love and hope? As we celebrate King’s birthday with a national holiday, we often hear him referred to as a black leader, or a Baptist leader. But

Memories of Stan Lee

By Heidi Frankel In 2017, one of my journalists recommended I experience Fan Expo in Dallas. So, I took his advice and found myself in the world of costumed superheroes, where I took pictures with Barry Bostwick (Brad Majors from The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and played with a $500 replica light saber! Now that

The Road Less Traveled and Social Security

If you were born before Jan. 1, 1954, you are coming to a fork in the road for an important decision about Social Security. When it comes to selecting a Social Security filing strategy, perhaps Robert Frost said it best at the end of his famous poem The Road Not Taken: “Two roads diverged in

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