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How those hot heels are hurting you

We’ve all rolled our eyes as the action movie heroine hobbles helplessly away from danger — or right into the fray — in her 4-inch heels. Don’t be that girl. OK, so it’s unlikely you’ll find yourself sprinting from a natural disaster or lab-generated bloodthirsty dinosaur hybrid with a hunky hero by your side (swoon). That’s no reason you shouldn’t pause before putting on those pumps. In case you haven’t heard, these cute accessories are among the top back pain culprits and can inflict serious damage on your spine, hips, knees and feet — permanently.

Camp Dragonfly helps children heal from loss of loved one

Helping children cope with the loss of a loved one is the purpose of the annual Camp Dragonfly, scheduled for Oct. 9 through 11 at All Saints Camp on Lake Texoma in Pottsboro. Sponsored by Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke and Fannin Counties, all activities at the camp are designed to help children heal and live successfully after the loss.

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Your heart is probably much older than you think, the CDC warns

You may feel young at heart, but with apologies to Frank Sinatra, that’s probably a fairy tale. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the average American man has a heart that’s 7.8 years “older” than his chronological age; for women, the comparable “heart age” is 5.4 years higher than her calendar age.