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Take Care of Your Young Athlete

With the school season now underway, many children and teens are participating in a wide variety of organized sports. However, with this participation comes the potential for injury. An estimated 30 million children and teens are involved in organized sports across the U.S. with an estimated 3.5 million sports-related injuries for children ages 14 and under occurring, according to ...

Stay Mosquito Aware this West Nile Virus Season

August 29, 2017

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Denton County Public Health recently reported the third human case of West Nile Fever this season. The first was reported in July. The second was reported in early August with a third case, this time in Flower Mound, reported on Aug. 28. Last year, the West Nile Virus became more prolific in the last week of August and early September, according to county records. The season typically runs ...

Back to School: Time to Book Your Child’s Physicals

It’s hard to believe the summer break for many area students is almost over. Practices for many major sports begin in early August. Rehearsals for band, cheerleading and other extracurricular activities also resume in preparation for the 2017-2018 school year. In North Texas, students will spend time outdoors at the height of the summer season with temperatures climbing into the high 90s ...

Tis the Season for Bugs

Enjoying the outdoors is what summer is all about. Whether it’s a picnic at a park, fishing in a pond, swimming at the lake or sitting outside in the cool morning hours with a cup of coffee. Unfortunately, though, we’re not the only ones enjoying the warmth. Insects are part of the summer scenario in North Texas and other cities across the U.S. And while most insect bites are usually ...

Healthy Lifestyles: Night Owls or Early Birds

The battle between the early birds and night owls seems to be endless. There are a lot of preconceived notions about how waking up early is "better" for you, which can leave the night owls in a somewhat negative light. Each side claims to have lots of advantages to their particular sleep schedule, but do these claims hold up for either lifestyle? This article is going to take a closer look at ...

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