Tu Salud: Program improves health by asking why

Taiichi Ohno, the developer of the famous Toyota production system of the 1950’s, used the “5 Whys” as the basis of Toyota company’s success....

Hospitality is Healthy

By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett, Special to the Star This past year has proven to be the year of hospitality, extended by my community and in my...

Sleep is crucial to our health

Lisa Mitchell-Bennett, Special to the StarBy Lisa Mitchell-Bennett, Special to the Star There are many things in life that we can achieve by just working...

Sleep and Health: Part I

There are many things in life that we can achieve by just working harder; trying harder. Sleep is not one of them. In fact,...

Couple challenges each other to improve family’s health

When Brian Medina stepped off the scale at the recent Brownsville ‘Challenge’ final weigh-in, there was a wide smile on his face. When the...

Sitting and cleaning to a healthier you

It’s officially Spring, with all of its symbolism — new growth, fresh start, “out with the old,” new life! In colder climates, Spring is...

Prevention is key in ‘Diabetesville’

A few years ago, filmmaker Mike Seringer came to the Rio Grande Valley to make a documentary about our alarming rate of diabetes —...

Practice mindful health in 2018

Only a couple of weeks into 2018, I have experienced, as some would say some, a “rear-end-kicking” that has left me feeling unmotivated and...

Youth leading efforts to improve our community

As I pull up at a park to drop off my son, I see a group of young people in bright blue shirts gathered...

Bici the City inspires pride and community

It’s been a long week and August heat is pressing in as I pull my bike out of the garage and roll it down...