Healthy Lifestyles

Cotiviti Makes Regional Office in McKinney Corporate Center

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

Healthcare payments company to bring 120 new jobs in the next three years McKINNEY, TX – The McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced they have offered a job creation incentive to Cotiviti, a healthcare payments analytics firm, to bring more than 120 new jobs to McKinney within the next three years. Atlanta-based Cotiviti has located one of their regional offices in more than 41,000 square feet of office space at the McKinney Corporate Center at Craig Ranch. The company currently has approximately 150 employees who relocated to the McKinney regional…Read More

CASA of Collin County Announces Partnership with Angel Flight

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

Volunteer pilots to fly advocates to see foster children McKINNEY, TX – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Collin County is pleased to announce a partnership with Angel Flight South Central (AFSC) to provide free flights for CASA volunteers to visit children in foster care who have been placed in homes outside of their local area. Flights from volunteer pilots allow CASA of Collin County to better serve abused or neglected children who have been removed from their homes by providing more frequent visits while incurring less travel time and…Read More

Denton Awarded $1.5 Million for Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

DENTON, TX – The City of Denton has been awarded funding through the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) for three different bicycle and pedestrian projects. Denton will be reimbursed for 80% of the costs related to these projects. The Call for Projects had two categories; Active Transportation, which is customary bike and pedestrian infrastructure, and Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS), which is infrastructure tied to making walking and biking to schools safer. Denton has been awarded projects in both categories. Denton submitted a project in the Active Transportation…Read More

Texas House Backs Bill to Improve Texas Nursing Homes

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

Bipartisan effort seeks to avoid potential nursing home crisis Bipartisan effort seeks to avoid potential nursing home crisis  AUSTIN, TX – Members of the Texas House of Representatives took a huge step Thursday toward addressing years of nursing home underfunding, passing House Bill 2766. HB2766, by Gatesville family practice doctor Rep. J.D. Sheffield, will create the Nursing Facility Reinvestment Allowance (NFRA), allowing the state to draw down additional federal dollars as well as incentivizing improved quality without additional state spending. “This is a big step toward enhancing care in nursing facilities in Texas,” said Kevin Warren, president and CEO of the Texas Health Care Association. “I want to thank legislators for embracing this smart, practical solution.” Texas has lagged behind…Read More

Putt It on the Calendar: Celina Main Street Golf Tournament Tees Off May 16

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

CELINA, TX – The 24th annual Celina Main Street Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney. Proceeds from this popular event will benefit the Celina Main Street program, which produces and hosts nearly two dozen community events annually as part of its efforts to develop the cultural and economic vitality of the city’s downtown area, as well as safeguard Celina’s rich history. Golfers comprising 36 foursomes will compete in the 18-hole scramble tournament, which tees off at noon on Stonebridge Ranch Country Club’s award-winning course. Following a shotgun start, players will test their skills in the Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin contests. Lunch, catered by world famous In-N-Out Burger,…Read More

Meet Dr. Rodriguez at LuminCARE

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

“The art and science of healing is a unique, universally respected gift that I always wanted to be part of. I chose my specialty in family practice to be able to better serve the community through preventative, reparative and palliative medical treatment. To me, the patient is the center of their care. Knowing their goals and guiding them in how to achieve these goals is important to me, along with an emphasis on safety, efficiency and exceptional medical care for both acute and chronic conditions. Helping my patients reach their health and wellness goals in a timely manner is quite rewarding.” Dr. Rodriguez graduated from medical school at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. He then completed his residency…Read More

DFW Great 100 list includes 29 nurses from Texas Health

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

ARLINGTON, TX, – This year, the “DFW Great 100 Nurses” list includes 29 nurses from Texas Health Resources hospitals. This is the highest total for any hospital or health system in North Texas. “Every day patients and their families across North Texas benefit from the compassionate care, evidence-based practice and dedication of our nursing team,” said Joan Clark, DNP, senior vice president and chief nurse executive of Texas Health. “I’m thrilled so many of Texas Health’s star nurses are recognized for their work in setting the standard of excellence in our profession.” The DFW Great 100 Nurses Inc. annually sponsors the “DFW Great 100 Nurses” to recognize registered nurses in the area who exemplify excellence in the art and science…Read More

Bon voyage!

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

Ever wonder what it would be like to take a veteran massage therapist on a spa cruise? My friends and spouse proclaim it is both a blessing and a curse. I love the whole world of self-care as a preventive alternative to feeling run down. Massage is known to be one of the best ways to clean out the lymphatic system and promote blood flow. What is less well known is the fact that your massage therapy visits need to be ongoing, rather than just one-time fixes. Your body is constantly being affected by its ever-changing environment. Vacations are one way to relax, unwind, and hopefully find yourself in a place where the environment is affecting your body in a…Read More

Life Insurance for Your Stage in Life

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

Regardless of where you are in life, having life insurance can help you rest assured knowing that you’ve helped to protect the financial future of those you love. If you can’t be there for your loved ones, life insurance can help replace lost income, pay a mortgage, help fund a child’s education, cover debts, and much more. Learn how life insurance can help protect your loved ones at any stage in your life: Single: Single people often think that they don’t need life insurance, but chances are you may have people who depend on you, and who’d be impacted financially if you were no longer around (either by support you provide them or by your end-of-life expenses). That’s why it’s…Read More

Community Effort Needed for Victory in Health Competition

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

Mayor declares we’re ‘in it to win it’ PROSPER, TX – The battle is on! Prosper is competing in the 2017 IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge (ITTCC). This annual competition is designed to find and recognize those Texas communities that demonstrate the healthiest lifestyles in the state. Prosper is the defending champion in the Small Communities category, and hopes are high for a Prosper repeat. Members of the Prosper Town Council, Mayor Ray Smith and Prosper ISD Superintendent Drew Watkins have enthusiastically endorsed the Community Challenge and shown support by…Read More

Popular Texas Brigades Summer Program

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

March 15 Deadline Approaching TEXAS – Texas Brigades is accepting applications for their 8 wildlife and natural resource-based leadership programs for summer 2017. These youth programs are held across Texas and the limited spaces are filling up fast! Texas Brigades is a wildlife and natural resource-focused leadership development program for youth (ages 13-17). Each camp is an intense, all inclusive, five day experience led by some of the top wildlife and natural resource professionals in Texas. Approximately 200 youth from throughout the state of Texas are typically served. These programs…Read More

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