Health Articles

October 7, 2014

A Very Good Case for Healthy Choices


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Appeared in The Brownsville Herald and The Valley Morning Star on October 5, 2014 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is a time when pink ribbons and t-shirts are displayed at events expressing solidarity with cancer survivors…

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September 29, 2014

Family Violence and Health

Appeared in Brownsville Herald and Valley Morning Star on September 28, 2014 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett Adriana* looks deep into her coffee cup as we talk. She doesn’t make eye contact with me at all, although I have known her for years.…

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September 25, 2014

A time to reap and sow

Appeared in Brownsville Herald and Valley Morning Star on September 21, 2014 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett Not much compares to the satisfaction of digging into the earth, planting and growing something you can later harvest and eat right off the vine. Some…

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August 5, 2014

Connections improve health for elders and all

Appeared in Brownsville Herald and Valley Morning Star on August 10, 2014 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett What do Sardinia, Italy; Loma Linda, California; Icaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; and the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica have in common? They boast the world’s healthiest people.…

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December 9, 2013

Cycling good for economy, environment, and health!

Appeared in Brownsville Herald and Valley Morning Star on December 8, 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett “Cyclists” are often identified as fit people in brightly colored, tight-fitting jerseys whizzing by on bikes costing thousands of dollars. While there is the legitimate sport…

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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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September 23, 2013

Slow Down and Enjoy Mindful Eating

Appeared in Brownsville Herarld and Valley Morning Star on September 22, 2013 By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett I pride myself in being a busy, productive, quick on my feet kind of person. While I appreciate the benefits of yoga, meditation and mindfulness, I…

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Adult Health

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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