The old saying goes, “two heads are better than one.” The idea behind this proverb is that it’s helpful to work with others when tackling a problem or working to reach a goal. In public health, individuals and organizations have long used this approach when it comes to addressing health equity.
April is Occupational Therapy Month. Occupational therapy (OT) is useful for many injuries and conditions. It may be that a patient is recovering from a car accident, surgery, or stroke. In other cases, conditions like arthritis or other diseases may be keeping a patient from performing their everyday activities normally. Seemingly simple tasks like getting dressed, eating, and brushing your teeth can become difficult when recovering from a health condition. That’s where OT comes in.
Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation invites friends and supporters to break out their diamonds and western-inspired cocktail attire next month for a night of dinner, dancing, and music at the organization’s yearly gala fundraiser. The Thirteenth Annual Music is the Best Medicine Foundation Gala will be held Thursday, April 12. The event moves from Commerce to Greenville this year and will take place at Innovation First International in Greenville.
Applications for the annual R. Irvin Morgan Scholarship are now being accepted. The scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors from Hunt County pursuing a college degree and career in the field of medicine.
As we enter the spring storm season, it's a great time to take a look at your emergency plan. In Texas, it's not unusual to experience tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, blackouts, and flu outbreaks all in the same year! By planning ahead, you can make sure you and your family are ready if the power goes out or you are unable to get to the store for a few days.
Every year, Americans suffer more than 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes. Nearly 44% of African American men and 48% of African American women have some form of cardiovascular disease that includes heart disease and stroke. But you can reduce your risk and improve your heart health by following these guidelines.
Even if you exercise, sitting around too much can be dangerous. Spending too much time in front of the television could increase your chance of developing potentially fatal blood clots.
When it comes to your heart, what you eat matters. Heart-healthy eating involves consuming vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, lean meats, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds, soy products, legumes, and vegetable oils (except coconut and palm oils). Also, it limits sodium, saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and alcohol.
January 22 is National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day. We've included some questions and answers on this page to help you start a conversation with your teenagers about their exposure to drugs and alcohol and what they can do if they or someone they know needs help.