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Join the NTSP Team at Purple Stride on November 8

Please join the NTSP team as we walk to remember NTSP founder, Karen Van Wagner, and raise funds to fight pancreatic cancer. The Pancreatic Cancer Purple Stride 5K Run and Walk is Saturday, November 8, at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas.

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death, with a relative five-year survival rate of just 6 percent, yet only 2 percent of the National Cancer Institute's budget is devoted to pancreatic cancer reseach. Your donations can help the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network pay for research, advocacy, patient support and awareness activities. Please join us at the walk or make a donation on our team page using the link below.

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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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