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Living Well Community

Living a healthier life might seem like a tall order - the nutrition, the exercise, the inner happiness, all while taking care of your family! But having some friendly advice at your disposal, whenever and wherever you need it, makes it easier and more fun.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

DSHS recently launched the Texas Public Health Scheduler to help people sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine through participating public entities across Texas.

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Have the Spring Blues? These Tips Can Help

Even though that change is positive, it can be stressful too—especially if you have the “spring blues.” Self-care is important, and knowing a few tips can help. They are simple, but they are not always easy to do.

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COVID-19 and Medicaid: What to Know About Testing and Other Services

It’s been one year since COVID-19 first came to the United States. The number of infections is getting lower, but new cases are still being reported every day. The good news is that getting a COVID

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FAQ About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine? A COVID-19 vaccine helps protect you from getting sick. That’s important because, if you get sick with COVID-19:there’s no way to know how it will affect you.

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5 Free Apps to Help You Get Healthy in 2021

Do you want your family to be healthier in 2021? The good news is that every little bit helps. And building better health habits is easier than ever when you use health apps on your phone or computer.

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How to Apply for Medicaid and CHIP - Step by Step

Exercise is important every season of the year. When we walk, dance, stretch, swim or exercise in other ways, we feel better in our minds as well as our bodies.

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How to Choose a Medicaid Plan for Your Family

You applied for Texas Medicaid. Your application was approved. And that’s great news. You are one step closer to better health for yourself and your family. But there are a few more steps you need to

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Managing School During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, managing your child’s schooling was easier. You got them to the bus stop—or the school—on time. You checked their homework. Did they need extra help? If so, you called

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When To Go To The Emergency Room vs Urgent Care

When medical situations occur, we’re often faced with uncertainty about where to go for care, especially if the symptoms seem severe and our regular doctor’s office is closed. While the answer is not always simple, knowing the difference between walk-in clinics, urgent care and emergency care and where to seek treatment could save your life in a medical emergency.

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Easy ways to exercise as a family

Exercise is important every season of the year. When we walk, dance, stretch, swim or exercise in other ways, we feel better in our minds as well as our bodies. This is true no matter how old you are.

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Texas Medicaid FAQ

Texas Medicaid FAQ: Everything you need to know about applying for Medicaid in Texas The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, play, go to school and go to the store. It has also changed the

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Texas Medicaid For Unemployment

How—and Why—to Apply for Texas Medicaid After Losing Your Job Did you lose your job—and your health insurance—since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone. Many Texas businesses

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What is the Dallas Healthy Start Program?

The Dallas Healthy Start program is an in-home service that aims to reduce infant deaths, preterm, and low-weight births.  The staff is made up of English and Spanish-speaking community health workers

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Developing Pregnancy & Parenting Skills with Lisa Summers & Nolana Johnson

For first-time mothers, there are lots of questions about pregnancy and birth.  Lisa Summers and Nolana Johnson, registered nurses at Parkland Health and Hospital System understand this and offer

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What Are the Benefits of Breastfeeding? Valencia Moore Explains

For generations, breastfeeding has sustained life. In addition to its many health benefits there can also be difficulties and challenges for new mothers.  In this video, Valencia Moore, RN, IBCLC,

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Four Stress Management Tips

The cause of stress is different for everyone. For one person, it could be from trying to pay rent. For another, it could be a result of a health issue.  No matter the reason, keeping the negative

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Welcome to the Living Well Blog!

What does Living Well mean? It’s more than just a healthy diet and exercise. It includes all aspects of life.  Our goal with the Living Well blog is to share information and resources to the community

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We’re in this Together

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down.  The “normal” we were used to is a distant memory as we work to learn how to navigate our “new normal.” And, with change comes uncertainty. At Parkland

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Extended Access to Care for COVID-19

We are expanding your access to care, support and resources to help you navigate through this uncertain time. We are committed to making every effort to protect your health by keeping you safe in your home while still enabling you to get the right care.

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Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of 1135 Medicaid Waiver

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has approved the Section 1135 Medicaid Waiver submitted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on March 26, 2020.

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Governor Abbott Announces HHSC Request Of Section 1135 Waiver To Support Health Care Workforce In Medicaid Program

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has submitted a Section 1135 waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requesting flexibility in administering Medicaid to mitigate potential health care workforce shortages during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Texas Expands Opioid Misuse Prevention and Treatment Efforts

Texas continues to fight opioid misuse through millions of dollars in new funding, increased public awareness and an expanded list of medications physicians can use to help Medicaid clients recover from opioid addiction.

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