Beware of Disaster Scams!

By Heather McKinney~ Winter Storm Uri struck Texas in February, causing apocalyptic-level problems for Texans across the state. Seniors have been hit especially hard, left in some instances for multiple days and weeks without access to water or power. The snow and ensuing energy crisis were dangerous enough, but now fraudsters are using the disaster

DART is Asking All North Texas Young Artists to Share Their Heroes

The annual Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Student Art Contest is accepting individual entries from all North Texas students through Tuesday, March 23.  The theme of this year’s contest is “Everyday Heroes Ride DART.” Heroes come in many forms, and this year’s art contest gives young artists the chance to salute the hometown heroes that have kept our

Before You Stomp on That Spider…The Useful Arachnid

By Jorge Garcia, Naturalist, River Legacy Nature Center~  “Arachnids.” Many people have never heard this word before. Why do some people wince when they hear this word? Whatever arachnids are, why do they have such a bad rap? We hope you aren’t scared off yet! Over the years, we have learned incredible information about this

Women in the Workplace: Tips to Succeed in a Male-Dominated World

By Marcus Lansky~ According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), women make up nearly 47 percent of the nation’s workforce. The majority of speech-language pathologists, social workers, physical therapists, and pharmacists are women. However, women are continuously underrepresented in the workplace, and advancing to senior-level roles can still be a challenge today. Fortunately, there

Tony Reed Proves Life is a Marathon, not a Sprint

By Debra Goldie Jones~ In 2007, a Dallas accountant quietly made history as the first Black person to complete marathons on all seven continents (including Antarctica, where fur seals nipped at his heels all the way to the finish line). That accountant is Anthony Reed, MBA, MS, CPA, PMP. That’s a lot of credentials for

You Can Help Healthcare Workers on the Front Lines of the COVID Pandemic

By Gail Clifford MD~ Eleven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals remain stressed beyond reason as they incur high levels of personal risk. With patients sicker than we’ve ever seen and too ill to return home, our responsibilities seem to expand every day. As a hospitalist and board-certified physician in Internal Medicine, I treat

Beware of Financial Scams with a COVID-19 Twist

By Heather McKinney~ For seniors, COVID-19 is more than just a health threat. Financial scams aimed at seniors have come back in a significant way – all with a COVID-19 twist. Here are some common scams surfacing in pandemic times. THE SCAM: Medicare Fraud HOW IT WORKS: Scammers offering “free” medical supplies or treatments through

Frisco, A Sports City Like No Other

By Fred Mays~ Frisco, Texas, is an unlikely but big-time sports town. Frisco has expanded from a farming community of 35,000 to a 200,000-person metropolis, making it one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The extension of the Dallas North Tollway made Frisco more accessible starting in 2007. Today, it’s easy to see why

Choosing the Purr-fect Candidate

By Allia Zobel Nolan~ For better or worse, politics are in the paw front of our daily lives. Small wonder we the people panic over choosing the right leaders, from government officials to the head of the PTA, or even a book club president.  But maybe we ought to consider a candidate that has influenced

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