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August 2018

A Note from Your New Publisher

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Glad to Be Here

As we enter the dog days of summer in Central Texas, gratitude helps take our minds off the heat. I am grateful for the ice cream truck’s warbling music, diving into a favorite swimming hole now and then and spending precious hours with family inside a cooled house. Amidst daily demands such pleasures can be fewer than we hope, but oh-so-welcome.

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Pet Adoption Creates Special Bonds for Special Needs

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by Ericka Miller

At the Austin Humane Society (AHS), the longest-standing no-kill shelter in Austin, animals with special needs are quite common. Opening our hearts and homes to pets with special needs can be one of the most rewarding types of animal adoption because we are truly saving a life that in many other cities across the country would be at risk.

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Be as Happy as a Pup

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by Lisa Sullivan

One beautiful lesson dogs teach us is to be present in the now. Dogs are frequently happy because they aren’t too concerned about many things in life. That’s not so easy for humans. We have things to do, bills to pay, families to take care of and more, but there are research-proven ways to tap into our happiness. One of those is to focus on our character strengths.

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Integrative Approaches to Kidney Dysfunction

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by Maoyi Cai

Western physicians are sometimes confused by a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnosis of a patient with so-called kidney deficiency, because the renal function tests ordered by the physician for the same patient have shown normal results. The question lies in how kidney deficiency in TCM is related to renal insufficiency, or failure, in Western medicine.

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