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NTSP introduces Health-e-Care Clinic

Fort Worth, TX (October 1, 2013) NTSP is pleased to introduce Health-E-Care, a Fort Worth-based extensivist clinic. The clinic offers 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
Health-E-Care's physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, care logistics managers, and social workers, will work together to coordinate patient care. Patients, especially the chronically ill, will benefit from having the health services they need and a comprehensive team of health care providers all in one location.
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NTSP Introduces North Texas Respecting Choices Program for End-of-Life Care Planning

Fort Worth, Texas (February 20, 2013) - North Texas Specialty Physicians, an Independent Physician Association comprising nearly 600 family and specialty doctors, is introducing an initiative called "North Texas Respecting Choices." This educational initiative is designed to motivate patients and families to engage in conversations about end-of-life care planning and to document those decisions. NTSP and their partner providers serve over 75,000 Medicare patients across Tarrant, Collin, Parker, Denton, Johnson and Dallas counties.

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Eat to Live: Mediterranean Diet Is Good for Your Heart

Eating healthy is the key to staying healthy and recovering your health. The Mediterranean-type dietshigh in vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, whole grains, cheese or yogurt and fishare increasingly getting good press for being good for your heart. Several studies have proven the diets benefit in preventing and curbing heart disease, including research released today in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

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Excess Weight in Older Women Linked to Diminished Memory

WEDNESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women who are overweight may have yet another motivation to take off those excess pounds: The more a postmenopausal woman weighs, the worse her memory, researchers have found.

What's more, the negative impact on memory was more pronounced in "pear-shaped" women who carry excess weight around their hips, and less of a factor in "apple-shaped" women who carry it around their waists, the study authors noted.

In the new study, researchers found that for every one point increase in a woman's body mass index (BMI), her score on a standard memory test -- though still in the normal range -- dropped by one point. BMI is a measurement that takes into account height and weight.

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