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BOOST YOUR METABOLISM

We are always on the go and constantly eating at the drive-thru...not so healthy!

Here are some easy tips for boosting your metabolism and fat burning throughout the day:

 

  • Drink coffee or tea as soon as you wake up: Studies have shown that women who consume caffeine before working out stay at it longer and enjoy it more.
  • Head to the gym before you eat breakfast: Research
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Beards Keep Men Looking Young & Healthy

According to a new study, beards keep you young, healthy, and handsome.

Researchers found that beards block 90 to 95 percent of UV rays, which slow down the aging process and reduce the risk of skin cancer

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Alzheimer’s Workshop Today

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease This workshop, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, is for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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Diabetes Seminar Saturday

A seminar on Diabetes will be held at the Victoria College Health sciences Center on Saturday at 8am. Educational topics include: diabetes medications, mental health, understanding lab values, nutrition and portion control and exercise tips.

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Could Red Wine Take The Place of Working Out?

Praise be to resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red grapes that improves muscle and heart functions in the same way as a trip to the gym.
Jason Dyck, a University of Alberta scientist, and his team found in lab experiments that high doses of resveratrol improved physical performance, heart function and muscle strength in lab models

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9th Annual Walk For Hope Saturday

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Citizens Medical Center along with its Project Pink partner Victoria Advocate are doing their part in promoting Breast Cancer Awareness by co-sponsoring the annual Citizens Medical Center Walk for Hope.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The 7 Best Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's a list of seven of the best charities most deserving of your support.

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Doctor Who Treated Girl With Brain Tumor Will Walk Her Down the Aisle

You only wish more doctors had this kind of bond with their patients.

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Autism: An Introduction to ASD & the Basics of Behavior

On Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, Robin Palmer Blue, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst & Music Therapist, will present Autism: An Introduction to ASD and the Basics of Behavior on August 15th. Two sessions will be available to meet your scheduling needs. Se

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Houston Mom Kicked Out of Pizza Parlor Over Diaper Change

Stay classy, Houston!

A mom and her kids were kicked out of a Houston-area pizza restaurant because one of the kidlings needed a diaper change. As the restaurant's rest room didn't feature a diaper changing table, this resourceful matriarch used what she felt was the only option available to her: change out the kid's nasty Pampers right there in the dining room!

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Introduction to ASD Friday

Robin Palmer Blue, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst & Music Therapist, will present Autism: An Introduction to ASD and the Basics of Behavior on August 15th at Gulf Bend Center, 6502 Nursery Drive, Suite 100, in Victoria. 

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Video Games May Help Kids Live Better, Happier Lives

Video games, when played in small amounts, may turn out to help children become more well-adjusted, according to a new study.

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