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November 30, 2016Health News You Can Use

Back Pain Is Often Over-Treated

Despite abundant evidence and published guidelines calling for conservative initial treatment of most back pain through methods including physical therapy and over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine (“Worsening Trends in the Management and Treatment of Back Pain” – September 23, 2013) indicates that physicians often over-treat back pain, with […]

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November 21, 2016Uncategorized

How to Build a Healthier Thanksgiving Plate

No one ever said Thanksgiving dinner was healthy. But there are certain tricks to make it a little healthier—and to avoid riding out an uncomfortable food coma on the couch for the rest of the night. Whether you’re doling out your own portions, or you’re at the mercy of Aunt Ida passing out plates piled high […]

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November 17, 2016TexPTS in the Community

Join TexPTS at U.R. Our Hope’s 4th Annual Evening of Hope Gala

TexPTS will be out in the community on December 3, supporting U.R. Our Hope at their 4th annual Evening of Hope Gala in Austin. U.R. Our Hope is a non-profit organization that helps individuals with a rare diagnosis navigate the healthcare system. They serve individuals with undiagnosed and rare disorders through education, advocacy, and support in order to bring […]

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November 15, 2016Health News You Can Use

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Planning your Thanksgiving Feast?  Check out these recipes that pack bold flavors without packing on the pounds! Whether you’re following a special diet or just want to take it easy on Turkey Day, try these simple, lighter takes on classic Thanksgiving recipes.  Click here to check out recipes from the Food Network. Food &Wine’s best healthy recipes for Thanksgiving include […]

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November 6, 2016Health News You Can Use

60% of Adults Prescribed Opioids Have Leftover Pills

Prescription opioid deaths have quadrupled since 1999, yet even as the heartbreaking effect of the opioid epidemic increases, Americans are holding on to—and sharing—their pills. A Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health survey found that 60% of American adults prescribed opioids keep leftover pills, and 1 in 5 reported sharing their medication with someone […]

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