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Holiday Blues: Coping with Holiday Expectations

The holidays are a time for making memories, but sometimes those memories aren’t pleasant or joyful. As a child, I remember counting presents to make sure I had more than my twin brother on Christmas day. It was frustrating having a birthday near Christmas and getting gifts with a tag…

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A New Era for the Big Pink Bus

Lone Star Circle of Care (LSCC) is excited to announce a major milestone in our commitment to women’s health. In February 2024, we anticipate welcoming a brand-new Big Pink Bus! This state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit will replace our current unit and continue to provide breast cancer screening services to our…

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Wellness Wednesday: Fasting and Weight Loss

While nearly 2/3 of the nation is overweight or obese, there is a constant search for the “magic” weight loss method. Many people have turned to various forms of fasting to lose weight, often called intermittent fasting. While some studies have found intermittent fasting to be more effective than continuous…

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Marketplace Open Enrollment 2024

Marketplace Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2023, and lasts until January 15, 2024. Lone Star Circle of Care will be offering in-person application and enrollment assistance at multiple locations with extended hours to better serve you. Reserve your appointment now by calling 512 686-0534. We will not have benefits appointments…

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Wellness Wednesday: Calcium

Bone and Joint Action Week takes place from October 12 through October 20. The purpose of this campaign is to bring awareness about the importance of prevention, management, and treatment of bone diseases. When most people think of bone health, they think of calcium. We can think of our bones…

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Prebiotics and Probiotics

Most of us have heard of prebiotics and probiotics, but what exactly are they? You can think of probiotics as tiny bacteria living in our intestines. There are both good and harmful bacteria living in our gut. The types of foods you eat dictate the gut profile you have. You…

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National Coming Out Day: Being Your Authentic Self

October 11th marks the 35th anniversary of National Coming Out Day (NCOD). Activists Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary created the celebration in 1988 to acknowledge, honor, and support the LGBTQ+ community and give encouragement to those who wanted to “come out” and reveal their sexual orientation to someone. NCOD is…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15th through October 15th. During this time, many Hispanic countries celebrate the anniversaries of their independence. These countries include Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Festivities include parades and festivals celebrating these countries, cultures, and traditions and of course…

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