Adult Health

December 2, 2013

Salud y Vida program saves money and improves quality of life!


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Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on December , 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett Elvia* nervously steps on the scale and hands me the folded card she pulls from her pocket. As I write the weight onto the card, her…

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Adult Health

October 28, 2013

Home Grown Fun

Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on October 27, 2013   By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett I have always loved older houses—the character, the hardwood floors, the wide front porch which was the center of family and community life in pre-air-conditioning…

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August 19, 2013

Aging Gracefully by Staying Active

Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on August 18, 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett I belong to the “Sandwich Generation”.  Not that I like to eat sandwiches, rather the term was coined to define a generation of adults who care…

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July 1, 2013

A Second Chance at Life

Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on June 30, 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett Victor Blanco had big dreams as a kid. Although he comes from a humble background, raised in San Benito, he worked hard from a young…

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June 25, 2013

Hungry for Change

Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on June 23, 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett When I’m at work I spend my time involved with others in research and programs that strive to reduce the high rates of obesity and…

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