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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

photo courtesy of Criterion Pictures
Show Notes … … Are you ready for a night of absolute pleasure? For one night and one night only, join The Perot Theatre as they screen the eccentric cult classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show.The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a musical stage show written in 1973 by Richard O’Brien. Later in 1975, the horror musical made its cinematic debut when it was turned into a movie.

Blake Alkire, MD

photo courtesy of American Academy of Otolaryngology
Dr. Blake Alkire is an otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeon—at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, Massachusetts, and an assistant professor of otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School. Given his interests in global health initiatives, he also is on faculty with the Program in Global Surgery at Harvard and co-founded the Global Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeon Initiative (globalohns.org), an international collaborative research group with hundreds of members from more than 40 countries with a mission to expand access for ear, nose, and throat conditions around the globe.


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I remember exactly where I was the day I got a text from my friend, Sarah Cooper, that Heritage Home Health & Hospice had created a new job position, the first of its kind. She thought I would be perfect for the job. You rock, Sarah! She told me I should apply for the job as soon as possible, but I was nervous. Up until this point, I had only worked retail jobs. What the heck did I know about home health or hospice? It was 2020, and I felt pretty lost at the time, just wandering aimlessly through life. I was trying to find some solid footing.

TXK 411

photo by Matt Cornelius
How To Brush Your Teeth

Developing good brushing habits at an early age is important for your child's dental health and overall health. To give your child a healthy start, take time to have them brush their teeth twice a day. The best times to brush are after breakfast and at night before bed. Kids are usually ready to brush on their own by age seven or eight.

… • Smear a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste on your toothbrush (not a lot; just a dot.) • Use a timer and brush for at least two minutes. • Start with the outer surfaces of your teeth and the gums around the teeth.

Publisher's Letter

As those of us who have had children know, pregnancy can be hard! So, can you imagine putting your body through that discomfort, the risks, and the hormonal see-saw required to carry a child for a couple you do not know? That is what it means, most times, to be a surrogate. … In recent years, it has become much more common to hear of people, including celebrities, who have become parents through surrogacy.

988 Mental Health Hotline Makes Connecting to Help Easier

There is a new way to get help for folks experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, and it’s as easy as dialing 988. In July, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline launched, ushering in a link to crisis centers nationwide through a toll-free number connecting callers to trained counselors for free and confidential care. … This comes as a result of years of hard work by mental health advocates and legislators to expand access to mental health care through this critical service.

Share the Love October 2022

Franks-Phillips … Reagan Franks and Zackaire Phillips both of Texarkana, Arkansas, were united in marriage on January 22,2022, at The Granduer House in Little Rock, Arkansas. Parents of the couple are Joie and Andy Franks of Texarkana, Arkansas. The couple resides in Jonesboro, Arkansas. … Giffin-Humphrey … Casey and DeAnn Reed of Texarkana, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexis Giffin, to Wesley Humphrey of Texarkana, Texas. Wesley is the son of Kara and John Humphrey of Texarkana, Texas.

The Monthly Mix

Scrub Style … I am so grateful for our medical professionals who go above and beyond to serve us each day. They do a great job of taking care of us when we need it the most. Their hours are long and tiring, which means being comfortable is essential. I am sharing my most chic scrub-style finds to help our medical professionals look good on the job! … It seems like clinics and hospitals are always cold, regardless of the season. A light jacket is a perfect item to keep on hand at all times to stay warm. I have this natural and tan one, and it has great pockets, plus a cozy sherpa fabric!

My Drift

photo by Matt Cornelius
Today’s 10,000“I’m not walking at the mall.” … My walking buddy’s tone made it clear that no argument could convince her otherwise. Heeding the advice to strive for 10,000 steps every day, our intrepid group had been walking every morning since February when the June heat shut us down completely. It was just too hot. I had brought up the idea of walking at the mall, and she had shut that down, too. … Eventually, my need for my daily steps drove me to announce to the group that I would be walking at Central Mall the next day, and anyone who wanted to join me was welcome.

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