Health

Five reasons why Dallas might be bad for people’s health

Five reasons why Dallas might be bad for people’s health

April 13, 2014 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

No city in America is perfect, and each has area-specifc problems that effect the health of their residents. Everything from air pollution and communicable diseases to obesity rates and substance abuse are health issues for cities.

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Other countries are living longer than most Americans

Other countries are living longer than most Americans

April 7, 2014 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

Although Americans are living longer, we aren’t living as long as people in other countries.

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Art therapy improves health conditions and mental disorders

Art therapy improves health conditions and mental disorders

March 30, 2014 at 6:41 pm 0 comments

An effective treatment for coping with health conditions and mental disorders, art therapy integrates psychotherapy with creativity to improve well-being.

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GMO contamination obstructs organic crops and global trade.

GMO contamination obstructs organic crops and global trade.

March 23, 2014 at 9:04 pm 0 comments

Organic farmers try and keep it real while genetically modified organism contamination hinders both GMO and non-GMO farmers disrupting global trade of food and feed.

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Super Yoga Palace: A place for the mind, body and soul

Super Yoga Palace: A place for the mind, body and soul

March 16, 2014 at 6:11 pm 0 comments

Deep Ellum’s very own donation-based urban ashram, Super Yoga Palace, offers a unique yoga experience for locals. Providing an excellent work out that goes beyond transforming the body by bettering the mind and spirit of its students all thanks to the work of Owner and Yoga Teacher Jessica Jordan.

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MS Awareness Week spotlights Dallas-based research

MS Awareness Week spotlights Dallas-based research

March 2, 2014 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

Local MS experts revolutionizing diagnosis and treatment for the chronic autoimmune disease are speaking out about their groundbreaking research to gain support for the National MS Society during MS Awareness Week, March 3 – 9, 2014. Among the researchers making headlines is SMU physiologist Scott Davis.

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The ugly truth about body image affects men and women

The ugly truth about body image affects men and women

February 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

Body image issues are a real problem effecting many people. This issue isn’t just impacting woman either, as pressures to obtain an ideal appearance press on men are beginning to succumb to the struggle of body image as well.

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Alarming studies show prescription drug abuse on the rise

Alarming studies show prescription drug abuse on the rise

February 17, 2014 at 4:46 pm 0 comments

Shocking results from several studies show an explosion of prescription drug abuse among young adults and teens. Awareness about this growing problem on college campuses brings new attention to an ongoing problem. What college students need to know about the risks and dangers of prescription drugs such as opiates and sedatives commonly abused by young people.

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Whitney Patterson and Alexandria Williams wanted to give advice to women, especially African American women, about nutrition, fitness and hair care. (Courtesy of sportyafros.com)

Sporty Afros unite hair and fitness for a healthier America

February 9, 2014 at 5:03 pm 1 comment

  An SMU aluma found a way to combine passion and hair care into a business. In 2010, Whitney Patterson ’07  founded Sporty Afros with Alexandria Williams. The duo wanted to give advice to women, especially African American women, about nutrition, fitness and hair care. “We were both working out […]

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Dancing boosts both fitness level and memory capability

Dancing boosts both fitness level and memory capability

February 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

Moving to music comes natural to everyone, even if someone doesn’t have moves like Jagger. If working out has never been a person’s “thing,” dance could be a solution to living a healthy lifestyle.

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