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Health-E-Care Opens Second Clinic

Health-E-Care, the extensivist clinic, has opened a second location at 5801 Oakbend Trail, Suite 200, in Fort Worth. To schedule an appointment there, call (817) 529-9100. Both Health-E-Care facilities provide extended office hours and a variety of health services, including:

  • Lab
  • Pharmacy
  • Polypharmacy assistance
  • Medicine reconciliation
  • Care coordination for referral follow-up
  • Disease-specific educational training

As part of an extensivist clinic, Health-E-Care's clinicians and staff work together to coordinate patient care. Patients, especially the chronically ill, benefit from having the health services they need and a comprehensive team of healthcare providers, all in one location.

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NTRC Program Addresses End-of-Life Care Planning

When it comes to end-of-life care planning, it's never too early to think ahead. Help is available through an NTSP initiative called North Texas Respecting Choices. This program is designed to motivate patients and families to engage in conversations about end-of-life care planning and to document decisions. Please consider taking advantage of this valuable resource, accessible from the link below.

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Eat Healthy: Mediterranean Diet is Good for Your Heart

Eating healthy is key to staying healthy. Mediterranean-type diets, high in vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, whole grains, cheese or yogurt and fish, are widely reported to be good for your heart. Studies have found the diets beneficial in preventing and curbing heart disease.

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Excess Weight in Older Women Linked to Diminished Memory

Middle-aged women who are overweight may have yet another motivation to take off those excess pounds: The more a postmenopausal woman weighs, the worse her memory, researchers have found. The negative impact on memory was more pronounced in "pear-shaped" women who carry excess weight around their hips, and less of a factor in "apple-shaped" women who carry it around their waists, the study authors noted. Researchers found that for every one point increase in a woman's body mass index (BMI), her score on a standard memory test -- though still in the normal range -- dropped by one point. BMI is a measure that takes into account height and weight.

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