In this issue we have provided readers with a health care directory and focused on topics that are shaping the way hospitals and clinics provide patient services.
I always get a kick out of John Moe’s Tech Report on NPR because he makes robots sound exciting, no matter their function.
And the future is now, as they say, considering that robots can help operate on patients at both Seton Medical Center Hays and Central Texas Medical Center.
The health care industry is one that is on the rise in our area, allowing us the convenience of not having to drive to Austin or San Antonio for immediate, quality care.
To avoid those trips to the doctor, we are taught to maintain a healthy body through balanced diets and exercise.
Increased stress levels and busy schedules create additional challenges, however, and those good habits are easily broken.
Hays County ranks as the 12th-healthiest among 221 Texas counties according to a 2012 study.
There is still a need, however, to create access to healthy foods and activities, especially for our younger population.
Both Hays CISD and San Marcos CISD have ambitious wellness programs in place. At the beginning of this school year, SMCISD began providing all of its students with free breakfast in hopes of breaking down the stigma associated with receiving free or reduced meals, opening the door to healthy eating.
I hope this issue inspires you to be good to yourself. We only get one body, so eat well, swim in the San Marcos River often and wear a helmet when riding your bike.
Melissa Nicewarner Daly, General Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org