Healthy Lifestyles

Students Encouraged to Walk to School on October 2, 2019

By 380news | Education

Students Encouraged to Walk to School on Oct. 2 Schools across the region to participate in annual celebration of active transportation Sept. 26, 2019 (Arlington, Texas) – Students across the Dallas-Fort Worth area are encouraged to forego the bus or the carpool line on October 2 in favor of a more active and fun way of getting to school. For those who can, that means pounding the pavement with their own two feet during National Walk to School Day. More than 75 North Texas schools plan to participate, according to…Read More

The Stretch 4 Life, There’s an App for That

By Lori Walter | Healthy Lifestyles

Lori Walter of Stretch 4 Life Shares info about her App My App is coming soon! The road to getting an App built has been an adventure! Let me share with you some of the pit falls of App building. First let me tell you about my wonderful App that will be hitting an App Store near you in July. The company that has built my App has done a wonderful job! They took my videos of self care active massage stretches and made it come to life. My job…Read More

The 2018 County Health Rankings Released: Denton County Ranks #1 in Texas

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

DENTON, COUNTY, TX – The County Health Rankings released the 2018 report, and Denton County ranks first out of Texas counties graded for health outcomes. Health outcomes are primarily determined by length and quality of life within the county. Denton County proudly scores as one of the healthiest counties in the state for multiple health behaviors and health factors. The main goal of County Health Rankings is to raise awareness about the many factors that influence health and how vastly health varies in different communities. According to the 2018 report,…Read More

Intern Massage Special at Stretch4Life

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

One Hour Massage for $30.00 It’s that time of year again when the students at Strtch4Life start their internship. This is a win-win for everyone involved. Clients receive a discounted massage at $30.00 per hour and the students get their necessary hours in to prepare them for their certification. Stretch4Life Massage Clinic and Academy is a certified massage therapy center as well as an accredited academy that provides a licensed massage therapy program. At Stretch4Life they provide outstanding services to their clients as well as excellent education for their students. They are located in a tranquil area just a short drive off Highway 377 at 4208 Rock Hill Road in Aubrey. For more information please contact Lori Walter at 940.591.6491.Read More

Dave Says – Quit job for school?

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

  Dear Dave, My wife and I have $72,000 in debt from student loans and a car loan. We’re trying to pay off our debt using the debt snowball system, and we each make about $45,000 a year. She’s a teacher, and she’s planning on going back to school for her master’s degree, but she’s thinking about quitting her job to do this. She’ll be able to make more money with the additional education, and she would only be unemployed for two years. The degree program will cost us $2,000 out of pocket per semester for two years. Does this sound like a good idea? Chris Dear Chris, There’s no reason for your wife to quit her job to make…Read More

Hate Talking About Money with Your Spouse?

By Rachel Cruze | Healthy Lifestyles

Hate Talking About Money with Your Spouse? Here Are 5 Steps to Make It Easier Certain topics are guaranteed to cause friction in marriage. For some, it’s in-laws. For others, it’s work-life balance. Or the kids. Or housework. And then there’s money. When finances are mentioned, do you feel anxious and get that pit in your stomach? If so, you’re not alone. In late 2017, Ramsey Solutions conducted a study of more than 1,000 U.S. adults to learn how married couples communicate and relate about money. The study found that money is the number one issue married couples fight about. In fact, money fights are the second leading cause of divorce, behind infidelity. The good news is that money doesn’t have to be a source of…Read More

Bold Pleas, Bold Ideas, A Bold Proposal: Coordinating How Texas Treats Its Mentally Ill in Criminal, Civil Courts

By Jessica M. Arguijo | Healthy Lifestyles

Texas Supreme Court advisory State’s top courts, in historic first step, create a Judicial Commission on Mental Health In a hearing before the two highest Texas courts, onetime juvenile offender Angel Carroll from Williamson County testified about a justice system that did not know how to treat her mental illness – until a court-appointed attorney ad litem trained to recognize mental issues listened and intervened. “While I am a junior at Texas Tech studying communications studies and social work,” she told the Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals, “statistically I’m supposed to be in prison, on drugs, homeless or dead.” Carroll’s testimony in the hearing in January, touted as the first-ever joint session by the two courts, was…Read More

Denton County Reports Two Additional Influenza-Associated Deaths

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

DENTON COUNTY, TX – On January 26, 2018, Denton County Public Health (DCPH) reported the fourth and fifth influenza-associated deaths in Denton County for the 2017-2018 flu season. “We believe the current flu vaccine is critically important for preventing both Flu A and the now-growing number of Flu B cases,” stated Dr. Matt Richardson, Director of Public Health at DCPH. “We are hopeful the number of positive flu cases will begin falling soon, but want to reiterate that simple everyday preventive actions help stop the transmission of the flu.” DCPH recommends a three-pronged approach to fighting the flu: Get vaccinated. The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu is to get an annual flu shot, and…Read More

Women’s Health: It’s Time

By Courtney Davis | Healthy Lifestyles

Women are the key to maintaining healthy families and as the main caregivers; women often tend to overlook their health. Whether citing lack of time, lack of access to facilities, lack of child care, monetary costs, or simply not being aware of community or health services, women are at a higher risk of preventable diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), some of the leading causes of death for women are Heart Disease, Cancer, Chronic lower respiratory diseases, Stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes, Influenza and Pneumonia, and Kidney disease. These diseases and conditions are preventable. Taking small steps today can mean great strides tomorrow for you and your family. Understanding the risk factors is the first step. Both heart…Read More

Texas Awards Millions for Mental Health

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced it is awarding up to $27.5 million in grant funds through two programs that support mental health services and projects for Texas. Up to $12.5 million will be awarded through the Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals, and up to $15 million is being awarded for the Community Mental Health Grant Program. Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals As part of the first phase of the state’s Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals, up to…Read More

Wellness at Work in 2018

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

Designed to help improve the health and wellness of people across the state through awareness, education and action, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides a host of health-based programs that can be tailored to any number of audiences. In 2018, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Denton County will be hosting a number of wellness programs specifically targeting worksites. According to the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism, studies show that worksite wellness programs can create a 28% reduction in absenteeism and sick leave, a 28% reduction in health costs and a…Read More

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