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New Year's Resolution for Good Health

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    Get Screened Before Embarking on New Year's Weight Loss

    Here's a New Year's resolution suggestion from doctors: get up-to-date on your exams and screenings. (Published Monday, Jan. 1, 2018)

    Millions of Americans will set out to lose weight this month as part of their New Year's resolutions, but some doctors say there are some health factors you should consider before you jump into something that might hurt you.

    Dr. Hujefa Vora, an internal medicine doctor at Medical City Arlington, says something else that you should prioritize first is health screening.

    "They need to focus on making sure they see their doctor, getting an annual exam and getting their annual health screenings done," Vora said.

    Start the year off by getting bloodwork done to learn your cholesterol numbers and blood glucose level, which could reveal your risk of diabetes.

    Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    [DFW] Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    If you are over the age of 40, consider getting your heart and lungs checked out, too.

    "It's important to think of things like getting an EKG done, getting a stress-test done, getting pulmonary function testing done to make sure your heart and your lungs can handle any rigorous exercise program that you might put yourself on," Vora said.

    He says a New Year's resolution to get the right screening done will set you up for success as you tackle other resolutions like working out and eating right.

    "The last thing you want to do is fail because you had great intentions but your body couldn't keep up with what you wanted it to do," he said.

    Screening will also help doctors tailor their nutrition and exercise recommendations for you.

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