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Weekly Update from Central Family Pratice

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Weekly Update from Central Family Pratice

Hello to all of our fellow travelers in this altered universe we find ourselves in. As Texas reopens, we realize that without more adequate testing & contact tracing protocols, or at least some time to see how the local infection rates rise in response to the relaxing of lockdown measures, we are not ready to start seeing patients in the office yet.  Our responsibility is to take care of you, our staff, and the wider public health of our community with the best information that we have at any given time, in this ever changing environment.  

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13-Year-Old Scientist's Research Shows Hand Dryers Can Hurt Kids' Ears

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13-Year-Old Scientist's Research Shows Hand Dryers Can Hurt Kids' Ears

Link to article about hand dryers and hearing loss in kids! Flap your hands instead! – Connie

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High Blood Pressure in Teens Tied to Kidney Failure in Adulthood

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High Blood Pressure in Teens Tied to Kidney Failure in Adulthood

  Why prevention and a healthy lifestyle really is lifelong. It’s spring let’s get moving!– ConnieFrom The New York Times:High Blood Pressure in Teens Tied to Kidney Failure in Adulthood: Hypertension in adolescence doubled the risk for end-stage renal disease in adulthood.

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Fatty Liver – it’s not just for French Ducks!

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Fatty Liver – it’s not just for French Ducks!

Hey I love Foie Gras but I am not sure I will be able to ever eat it again.  It is made by force feeding the poor ducks with corn syrup, sugar and starch to give them fatty liver!  Yikes!   Humans, like those ducks get fatty livers from eating sugar, flour, fructose (soda) and processed grains.  Fatty liver is a dangerous disease. In America, it affects 90 million of us and 17 percent of our children.  Fatty liver literally means your liver fills with fat, paving the path for chronic disease and inflammation. Are you ready for some of...

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Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough

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Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough

Read the NYT Article Here   I am a card carrying carbaholic.  I jokingly call flour and sugar "the gateway drug" that leads me to want  more and more of it, to the exclusion of other foods.     I love any food that is white, and I am not talking cauliflower!     Unfortunately, it is not a joke when it comes to the risk of diabetes and heart disease and fatty liver. The thing I know for sure is that if I minimize  foods that spike an insulin response in me (processed grains, sugar,  I have a normal appetite....

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