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The Flu's Uglier Cousin

It starts off as just an unfortunate case of the flu, but instead of feeling better you start to feel worse. You have violent chills and break out in a cold sweat. Your chest aches with pain each time you cough. Your fever keeps climbing and climbing. 100. 101. It spikes. 104. You feel hot and cold all at the same time, and you didn’t even know that was possible. You can barely breathe. What’...

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Be The Light Festival

RSVP Today to Reserve your Free Lantern RSVP Today to Reserve your Free Lantern Come join us, HealthCARE Express, for a night of fun, festivities, and giving at the Be the Light Festival as we celebrate being part of the community for 12 years! This event will be taking place on January 23, 2018 at Eagle Hall on the Texas A&M campus from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. To get in, we only ask that y...

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Bane of Babies

The winter season brings with it many different illnesses. Illnesses such as the cold and flu become increasingly common as the weather gets colder, but along with them comes respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Just the name of that virus may send a shiver down the spines of many of you. Even though RSV usually just presents itself with the symptoms of a cold— if it shows any symptoms at all— it...

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This Sickness Kisses and Tells -Longview

Infectious mononucleosis, or simply “mono,” is a disease most commonly associated with teenagers and young adults. This is due to the stigma of mono being the “kissing disease.” It’s called this because it is transmitted through infected people’s saliva, so it is possible to contract it through kissing. Despite its nickname, though, it is far more common for people to get mono through sharing d...

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Seafood with Garlic Shrimp Stew

Sometimes you just get a taste for seafood but don't want to spend the money to go out to eat it. Luckily, this meal isn't too expensive to make, and it's definitely better for you than most anything you can get at a seafood restaurant! It's about 350 calories per serving, so it's a tasty and healthy choice if you're wanting to try something new for dinner.   Ingredients: 1 1/4 lbs. peeled a...

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Fresh Burrito Bowl

Ever have a craving for Mexican food, but don't want the calories that go with it. Then this is the meal for you! This meal only takes about 10 minutes to prepare, and you don't really have to cook anything! The most work you have to do is mix a few things and cut a few vegetables, the rest is all done for you. This meal is healthy and delicious, and is only about 350 calories per serving! 1...

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Skinny Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Burgers - Maumelle, AR

You ever have one of those days where you want a burger, but you kind of have a taste for buffalo wings, too? Well, have we got a recipe for you! Even though it tastes like it shouldn't be healthy, each serving is only about 345 calories!   Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef (for an even leaner take, try ground turkey instead!) ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic p...

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Cheesy Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Carbs slathered in cheese for that most awesome of comfort foods, macaroni and cheese. What could be better? A less guilty sister food! We’ve made it healthier.  It’s a dish that fulfills all my cravings without loading up the calories. This dish looks so, so good. I love that it’s a healthier version of mac ‘n’ cheese that doesn’t lose the cheese completely. Each serving is about 282 calories....

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Turkey Enchilada Casserole

This is a fun, healthy take on two favorites: casserole and enchiladas! Replacing ground beef with ground turkey make calorie count only around 292 calories per serving.    Ingredients ½ lb. lean ground turkey 1 cup onions, chopped ½ tsp garlic, minced 1 tsp chili powder ½ tsp ground cumin 15oz can black beans, drained + rinsed 10oz can Rotel® Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilie...

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Flashback Friday: Strange Archaic Medical Practices

Do you ever watch a movie set back in the medieval or Victorian era and think, “Man, I wish I lived back then!”? Well, things weren’t nearly as pleasant as the movies make them seem, especially the medical practices. We’ve come a long way in the medical field since then, and luckily many of the procedures and medical beliefs of the time fell out of practice. Thankfully, when we visit the doctor...

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