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Zika Virus

Zika virus, named after Uganda’s Zika forest, was detected in 1947 for the first time, though the first human case is said to be documented in 1952. After that, subsequent cases of the virus have been reported in different parts of the country. The virus carrier is a mosquito, Aedes species, and is believed to be transmitted through a bite from an infected mosquito.

Learn to Listen

In order to be happy in life, we have to care about others. All relationships are based on understanding and commitment. We need to learn how to identify and understand the feelings, the situations and the motives of others. We all need empathy— loads of it. The next time a friend or a loved one wants you to listen, don’t talk. Squelch your impulse to interrupt when they are confiding in you. Most people don’t want answers or advice; they just need to be heard.

Football, Concussions…and You?

While many of us don’t have to worry about participating in an activity that puts us at risk of continuous concussions, like those who play contact sports, you should be aware that anyone can suffer a concussion. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 1.3 million people suffer from concussions every year. And, while concussions typically aren’t life-threatening, they should be taken seriously.

Eat Healthy, Eat Fresh, Eat Local

Not in the mood to cook tonight? Dine out in one of Healthy Magazine’s healthy dining out suggestions! Healthy Magazine presents our new directory, loaded with local restaurants and grocers who've taken the time to cater to those readers looking to form healthier dietary habits. We hope you enjoy them, we sure did, and look forward to expanding so we can continue better to connect our readers with healthy lifestyle options in their communities.
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Get Slimmer by Drinking More Water

Water does not burn fat. That’s true, but it does support weight loss through a series of mechanisms. Did you know that the sensations of hunger and thirst are controlled by the same area of the brain? The hypothalamus, which connects the nervous and endocrine systems and ensures proper transmission of nervous signals between the brain and your glands and organs, is involved in controlling the sensations of hunger and thirst.

Driscoll Children’s Surgical Services Team

“Driscoll is a ground-breaking hospital in South Texas,” Almond said. “Driscoll has always been on the leading edge of everything in South Texas, doing things no other hospital in the area could do. We were the first transplant program in South Texas and it’s a great feeling to know you’re part of something special and something that means so much to the families of this area.”