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The Joan Katz Breast Center: Advocating for Patients

For the last five years, the Joan Katz Breast Center has been helping cancer patients navigate through the different paths that make up cancer treatment. This all began eight years ago, when Joan Katz and Dr. Alan Johns, both cancer survivors, joined forces and acknowledged that the health care system was fragmented. They wanted a better […]

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The Role of Vaccines

Did you know August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which is sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC)? Vaccines have played a crucial role in advancing public health throughout the world and have come a long way since Edward Jenner first inoculated a small boy with cowpox on May 14, 1796 in an […]

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Surviving Disaster

On a recent stormy night – I don’t know which one because there have been so many! — my daughters concocted an emergency kit, should the worst happen. Into the master bedroom closet, they dragged a series of misfit items in laundry baskets. Among the provisions: blankets, water, games and puzzles, and family photos. To […]

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Snakes in North Texas: The Low-Down

Let’s talk about snakes for a minute, shall we? I know. You’d prefer a more pleasant topic, but it is snake season in Texas. The creatures are out and about, soaking up the sun, and (like the rest of us) seeking dry ground. This means you’re more likely to encounter them these days. Today, I’m […]

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Five Tips to Keep Kids Calm in Storms

Each spring we are bombarded by severe storms in Texas. A spring without storms would be like a summer without hundred-degree weather. We all know the drill for a tornado warning: Run to the safest, lowest, interior room in the house with no windows, such as an interior closet or bathroom, with as many walls between you and […]

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Ebola in DFW: What You Need to Know

By now you’ve read the headlines, maybe watched the press conference, and likely have Googled “Ebola.” Yesterday, September 30, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a patient tested positive for the Ebola virus right here in the metroplex. And suddenly we all had a lot of questions we wanted answered . . . […]

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