Nutrition

Follow the My Plate eating style to promote a balanced and healthful meal across all cultures and cuisine! My plate is an easy way to achieve a balanced diet. It incorporates the principles of the Mediterranean pyramid in an easy-to-follow guide.

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Stress and Digestion

Did Spinach Save Popeye? No! The problem is that Popeye was always in a crisis and highly stressed when he ate it. Our body has evolved a mechanism designed to get us out of danger called the fight or flight response.

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Sleep

How much sleep do we need? Newborns need 14 to 17 hours of sleep a day. Preschoolers 3-5 years need 10 to 13 hours of sleep. School-age children aged 6 to 12 need 9 to 12 hours of sleep. Teenagers aged 13 to 18 need 8 to 10 hours of sleep. Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep.

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Brain Injuries and Rehabilitation

Chad Pittmon is a Palo Pinto General Hospital physical therapist who is fantastic at helping people with neurological problems. Chad uses an evidence-based 3-pronged approach. When improving the patient’s function, we use the terms: apoptosis and neural plasticity.

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. There are over 500,000 individuals currently diagnosed. However, experts believe that the disease is underdiagnosed, so the true incidence of the disease could be closer to one million. In addition, it is considered a disease of aging, with most people diagnosed after 60 years.

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Love Your Heart

Simple lifestyle changes: Whole food plant-based diet, exercise, not smoking, stress management, and good social support decrease the incidence of heart disease. It even improves heart function. Eat Well, Move More, Stress Less, and Love More.

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Lungs

The lungs are organs in the chest responsible for moving air in and out of the body. Air enters the lungs, and oxygen transfers from the lungs into the bloodstream when we breathe in.

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Pain Awareness

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience from actual or potential tissue damage. A person’s physical and emotional health, social environment, and cultural upbringing all affect pain perception.

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Sepsis

What is Sepsis? Sepsis arises when the body is overwhelmed by and infection. The reaction to the infection injures the tissues and organs. Sepsis may lead to shock, multi-organ failure and death if not recognized early and treated promptly

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