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How Antibiotic Resistance Happens

How Antibiotic Resistance Happens

Antibiotic resistance is a naturally occurring process. However, increases in antibiotic resistance are driven by a combination of germs exposed to antibiotics, and the spread of those germs and their resistance mechanisms.

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Home Care & Physical Therapy

Home Care & Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is designed to help individuals maintain or restore their physical health. It can be used to strengthen muscles, improve range of motion, and reduce pain. Elderly persons who have had an accident, stroke, or surgery may receive physical therapy rehabilitation after being discharged from the hospital.

This treatment is administered by physical therapists in an inpatient or outpatient setting. During outpatient rehab, individuals are prescribed certain exercises to complete regularly between appointments. Caregivers can assist seniors in carrying out their exercises safely at home. And here’s how!

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Healthy Body, Healthier Brain

Healthy Body, Healthier Brain

Brain health and physical health are both important, especially as we age. A recent CDC study found that people with one or more chronic health conditions were more likely to report worsening or more frequent memory problems, also called subjective cognitive decline (SCD). Chronic health conditions included in the report were diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and kidney disease. SCD was most common among adults with COPD or heart disease, or who had had a stroke.

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7th Annual Tarrant County BIG GIVE BLOOD DRIVE

7th Annual Tarrant County BIG GIVE BLOOD DRIVE

On Friday, June 10, 2022, we are coming to you in six locations throughout Tarrant County! Carter Blood Care has an URGENT NEED for ALL blood types, so let's roll up our sleeves and help save a life in Tarrant County! Donate and receive a t-shirt from Carter BloodCare. Register at the location of your choice below, or walk-ins are welcome.

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How to Stay Hydrated for Better Health

How to Stay Hydrated for Better Health

Key Takeaways
• Water is essential to almost all bodily functions, from lubricating our joints to pumping blood to our heart.
• Older adults are more prone to becoming dehydrated for a number of reasons, including a diminished sense of thirst.
• Finding simple ways to increase your water intake can help you avoid the complications of dehydration and stay healthy.

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Loneliness and Social Isolation Linked to Serious Health Conditions

Loneliness and Social Isolation Linked to Serious Health Conditions

Loneliness and social isolation in older adults are serious public health risks affecting a significant number of people in the United States and putting them at risk for dementia and other serious medical conditions.
A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) points out that more than one-third of adults aged 45 and older feel lonely, and nearly one-fourth of adults aged 65 and older are considered to be socially isolated. Older adults are at increased risk for loneliness and social isolation because they are more likely to face factors such as living alone, the loss of family or friends, chronic illness, and hearing loss.

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US 81/US 287 - Avondale-Haslet Road to I-35W Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option

US 81/US 287 - Avondale-Haslet Road to I-35W Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing improvements to US 81/ US 287 from south of Avondale-Haslet Road to l-35W in Tarrant County, Texas. The proposed project would reconstruct the mainlanes and add one inside mainlane in each direction, construct new continuous one-way frontage roads, and convert existing two­ way frontage roads to one-way frontage roads.

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Tarrant County Law Enforcement Memorial 2022

Tarrant County Law Enforcement Memorial 2022

The Tarrant County Law Enforcement Memorial 2022 was held on May 6 to honor the lives of those who died serving their Tarrant County community.

This Memorial honors Tarrant County law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Dedicated on May 14, 2021, on the west lawn of the historic 1895 courthouse, the memorial creates a solemn place for members of our community to honor our lost law enforcement officers. Years of planning, designing, and fundraising made this tribute a reality.

Names of fallen officers, their rank, and end of watch date are inscribed in Texas pink granite, encircling a star and the Tarrant County Seal.

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Commissioner Gary Fickes' Northeast Tarrant County Seniors Rock Program wins NACo 2022 Achievement Award!

Commissioner Gary Fickes' Northeast Tarrant County Seniors Rock Program wins NACo 2022 Achievement Award!

Commissioner Gary Fickes’ Northeast Tarrant County Seniors Rock Program has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

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Treat and Recover from Stroke

Treat and Recover from Stroke

Calling 9-1-1 at the first symptom of stroke can help you get to the hospital in time for lifesaving stroke care.

Your stroke treatment begins the moment emergency medical services (EMS) arrive to take you to the hospital.

Once at the hospital, you may receive emergency care, treatment to prevent another stroke, rehabilitation to treat the side effects of stroke, or all three.

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Stroke Signs and Symptoms

Stroke Signs and Symptoms

Learn what to do if you or someone else is having a stroke.

During a stroke, every minute counts! Fast treatment can lessen the brain damage that a stroke can cause.

By knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, you can take quick action and perhaps save a life—maybe even your own.

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Prevent Stroke: What You Can Do

Prevent Stroke: What You Can Do

You can help prevent stroke by making healthy choices and controlling any health conditions you may have. Many strokes could be prevented through healthy lifestyle changes and working with your health care team to control health conditions that raise your risk for stroke.

Take Action and Get Inspired. Find tips and resources to help you make healthy choices that are right for you.

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Summer Fun Paint Project - June 8, 2022

Summer Fun Paint Project - June 8, 2022

Join us for the Summer Fun Paint Project scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2022. We are painting uplifting rocks for homebound seniors that reflect Independence Day and Summer to brighten their day.

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Know Your Risk for Stroke

Know Your Risk for Stroke

Reduce Your Risk for Stroke: Tips and Resources
The “Live to the Beat” external icon campaign focuses on empowering Black adults to pursue heart-healthy lifestyles on their own terms—to find what works best individually and consistently— as they live to their own beat.

Anyone can have a stroke at any age. But certain things can increase your chances of having a stroke. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from a stroke is to understand your risk and how to control it.

While you can’t control your age or family history, you can take steps to lower your chances of having a stroke.

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Support for Caregivers

Support for Caregivers

If you care for someone who has a disability or is older, you are a caregiver.
An estimated 3.4 million Texans help a loved one with their activities of daily living, like bathing, eating, dressing, and hygiene. Family or paid staff may provide caregiver support to a person with physical, behavioral, or medical conditions.

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City of Hurst Developments

City of Hurst Developments

The HEB area is attractive with its many amenities and central location to a lot of families who would like to take up residence here. With Hurst being a city that is 99% built out, the best way to accommodate that interest is by using the few small parcels of land available to create vertical residential.

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Hatching Day 2022

Hatching Day 2022

Hatching Day 2022 - First graders across EMS ISD learn the life cycle of an animal every year. This year, they raised eggs and hatched chicks! Enjoy the video.

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Stem cell strategy for repairing joint damage shows promise in pig model

Stem cell strategy for repairing joint damage shows promise in pig model

A method to turn human stem cells into cartilage cells showed promise for repairing damaged joint tissue in a pig model of knee cartilage injury. The findings, funded in part by NIA and published in Regenerative Medicine, provide a potential new therapeutic strategy that may help repair damaged cartilage and prevent osteoarthritis.

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Development Highlights in Euless

Development Highlights in Euless

Development activity during the 4th quarter of 2021 continued at a steady pace.

During the quarter, a total of 23 certificates of occupancy were issued for new businesses in Euless. The total certificate of occupancies for new businesses in 2021 was 121. New businesses opening during the quarter include Tommy’s Car Wash on E. Euless Boulevard, Navy Federal Credit Union in Glade Parks, Popeye’s Chicken on W. Airport Freeway, and Frost Bank on W. Euless Boulevard.

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City Purchases 18-Acre Property to Control Its Development

City Purchases 18-Acre Property to Control Its Development

The City of Bedford is pleased to announce the recent purchase of 18.5 acres of land situated at the highly visible northwest corner of Hwy 183 (Airport Frwy.) and Industrial Blvd. (FM 157). The City closed on the property in mid-December and is currently in talks with a master developer. The property was purchased from First Baptist Church of Euless, which used it as the church’s “Campus West” building.

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