Author: A Wild

Wellness Wednesday: Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Inflammation is the immune system’s biological response against different infectious or non-infectious stimuli. These stimuli may activate a cascade of inflammatory responses. Inflammation is needed to fight infection, but a prolonged state of inflammation may lead to chronic inflammatory diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.…

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Wellness Wednesday: Nutrition Tips for Toddlers

Toddler years can be a stressful time for both kids and parents, especially when it comes to choosing what to eat. Many children experience “food jags” during their early years where they get stuck on a few select foods and avoid others, and constantly change their preferences. Although it can…

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Medicaid Unwinding: How to Keep Your Coverage

Don’t risk a gap in your Medicaid coverage! The state of Texas is rechecking eligibility for about 3 million people who receive Medicaid. Your information must be up to date to prove you are still eligible to receive Medicaid. If not, there is a chance you may lose coverage. Lone…

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Wellness Wednesday: Tai Chi and Hypertension

As we age, our risk for both loneliness and hypertension increases. Generally, people experiencing loneliness will have elevated cortisol levels (also known as the “stress hormone”) and lower levels of oxytocin (also known as the “cuddle hormone”). Oxytocin is secreted in response to certain intimate situations, like during labor, breastfeeding,…

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Masking Update (Actualización Sobre Mascarillas)

We have good news!  While COVID-19 is not going away, new COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions remain low in all six of Lone Star Circle of Care’s (LSCC’s) counties.  Flu and RSV cases are also decreasing.  Given these favorable trends, LSCC has determined that we will remove our masking requirement…

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Wellness Wednesday: Eat Your Veggies First

Studies have shown that eating too quickly may increase your risk for developing diabetes and obesity. However, it can be quite difficult for some people to break this habit, so instead of trying to slow down the speed at which you eat, consider the order in which you eat foods.…

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Lone Star Circle of Care Advocates in Washington, D.C.

Lone Star Circle of Care is continuing to meet with lawmakers about policies and funding that support community health centers (CHCs). Michael Smith, our Associate General Counsel & Compliance Officer, was in Washington, D.C. last week to meet with congressional members and attend a conference for the National Association of…

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Lone Star Circle of Care Advocates for Increased Mammogram Funding

The program director of Lone Star Circle of Care’s Big Pink Bus visited the State Capitol this week ​​​​​​​to advocate for people who rely on the mobile mammography unit. ​​​​​​​The American Cancer Society - Cancer Action Network of Texas invited Rebecca Sorensen to testify in front of the Texas Senate Committee on…

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