Tag Archive: health

Jul 12

Marketplace delivers on promises

It’s been six months since millions of American began to benefit from health insurance bought through the new federal marketplace, so it’s fair to ask: How is the coverage working? Though analyzing the health care law remains a work in progress, the U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services has taken a close look at …

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Jun 28

GSMC names new Chief Medical Officer

Good Shepherd Medical Center has named Lawrence T. Verfurth, DO, MBA, FACOI, as its new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Verfurth, who joined the Good Shepherd staff earlier this month, is a visionary physician executive with a broad base of operation and clinical leadership spanning the spectrum of healthcare. He most recently served as Vice President/Chief …

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Jun 14

Free to eat whatever you want

My neighbor just left to spend the entire summer in Europe. He’s the guy with a highly restrictive diet I recently wrote about, with countless food intolerances that his “nutritionist” detected using dubious testing methods. I haven’t had the heart to tell him she’s a total quack. I think on some level, he wanted to …

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Jun 11

Wellness Ed Program

Finding reliable resources of health and wellness information can be a challenge.  Since 1906, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has provided Texans with guidance in various health areas and is now training volunteers to provide more communities with the education and tools needed for healthy living. The Master Wellness Volunteer Initiative is an AgriLife Extension …

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Jun 10

Financial advice for new Fathers

Each year when Father’s Day rolls around, I’m reminded that I wouldn’t trade the experience of raising my two kids for the world. But when I think back to how naïve my wife and I once were about the costs of raising children, I can’t help wishing we’d been better prepared. If you’re a new …

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Feb 20

GSMC hosts Heart Fair

Good Shepherd Medical Center (GSMC) recently held its yearly Fair of the Heart celebration to further cardiovascular health throughout East Texas. Those in attendance took advantage of the opportunity to learn how to achieve heart health as well as undergo medical testing for preventive healthcare. Dr. Scott Hunter, MD. is a family medicine doctor affiliated …

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Dec 22

A Toxic Cocktail

Shrimp cocktail makes a great finger food for holiday parties. Right? Only if you have no idea how those crustaceans were produced. Because if you did, you wouldn’t want to eat shrimp again. Before I go on, I’ll say this: There is good shrimp out there. Monterey Bay Aquarium provides a list of decent sources. …

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Dec 11

Tyler ISD awarded

Tyler ISD was one of three school districts in Texas recently honored with a 2013 Award for Excellence in Texas School Health – Award of Achievement for the District’s implementation of the “5-2-1-0 Goes to School” health program, in partnership with the Fit City Coalition. The award is presented to districts or schools that are …

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