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TWIN CREEKS TRIBUNE

Twin Creeks TRIBUNE

July 2013

Volume 6, Issue 7

Official Publication of the Twin Creeks Homeowner's Association

TWIN CREEKS NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH (TCNW)

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… for all the men and women who serve in our armed forces, for their commitment to our nation and for helping protect our many freedoms! … for all the Neighborhood Watch block captains who alert their neighbors to any problems or issues; … for our good neighbors who help make Twin Creeks an exceptional place in which to live by obeying restrictions, maintaining their homes and lawns, and by being observant to activity within their neighborhoods.

SAFETY TIPS FOR THE SUMMER • Keep your cars locked and parked in your garage or in your driveway. Do not leave valuables in your vehicles. (Most break-ins occur in summer months and to vehicles which are parked on the street.) • Be aware of children playing – drive slowly through the neighborhoods. Be especially alert on Twin Creeks Club Drive around the pool/tennis court area when crowded conditions make it necessary to park on the street.

POOL SAFETY • Watch your children and have them obey the pool rules. We have dedicated lifeguards; however, they cannot always see every potential danger. Sadly, drowning is the number one cause of death of children under the age of 5. • If you have a baby or toddler, please have them wear special swim diapers so that the hygiene of the pool can be maintained. (If there is an “accident” the pool may have to be closed for up to 24 hours.) Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.

Neighborhood Watch Block Captains Welcome to our newest Block Captain, Lori Kading, for Crystal Hill Dr. in The Reserve. Our Block Captains do a wonderful job of keeping their neighbors informed of suspicious activity or potential problems. Very little time is involved to serve as a block captain and the rewards of a safer neighborhood are certainly worth the effort! Why not volunteer to serve as a Block Captain by contacting TCNW Chairperson, Terra Tisdale, at ttisdale61@gmail.com. Block Captains for the following streets are still needed: The Park – Beeleigh Ct., Durlston Ct., & Tattler Dr. The Gardens – Ben Doran Ct. The Reserve – Granite Ct., Millstream, & Sugar Maple Ct.

Quality Of Meals Should Not Change During Summer Students shouldn't close the door on healthy eating habits during the summer, says a Baylor College of Medicine pediatrician. "Certainly it is just as important to eat healthy over the summer as it is any other time of the year," said Dr. Teresia O'Connor, assistant professor of pediatrics – nutrition at BCM. She offers the following tips for health summer eating: • Incorporate fruits and vegetables in all meals. • A healthy summer lunch should include a fruit, a vegetable, some form of protein and whole grains. • Don¹t skip breakfast. • Eat three meals a day with one to two snacks. • Stay hydrated - water is the best and healthiest way to • stay hydrated. • Be aware of how much sugar is in beverages. While it's okay to drink a small amount of these beverages, primary drinks should be water and low-fat or skim milk. Encourage children and teens to help prepare their own meals so they become responsible for their own healthy eating. Twin Creeks Homeowner's Association Newsletter - July 2013

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A Focus on Heat Emergencies Healthy Tips To Stay Cool In Extremely Hot Weather By: Concentra Urgent Care

Heat emergencies fall into three categories of increasing severity: Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, and Heatstroke. Heat illnesses are easily preventable by taking precautions in hot weather. Children, elderly, and obese people have a higher risk of developing heat illness. People taking certain medications or drinking alcohol also have a higher risk. However, even a top athlete in superb condition can succumb to heat illness if he or she ignores the warning signs. If the problem isn’t addressed, heat cramps (caused by loss of salt from heavy sweating) can lead to heat exhaustion (caused by dehydration), which can progress to heatstroke. Heatstroke, the most serious of the three, can cause shock, brain damage, organ failure, and even death. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: Heat Cramps • Sweating • Dizziness and lightheadedness • Pain in arms, legs, and abdomen • Headache and confusion • Heat Exhaustion • Nausea and vomiting • Moist, pale skin • Rapid pulse and breathing • Fatigue and fainting Heat Stroke • No sweating • Rapid pulse • Dry, hot, red skin • Temperature over 103º F • Confusion/loss of consciousness • Seizures CAUSES: The following are common causes of heat emergencies: • High temperatures or humidity • Medications, such as diuretics, • Dehydration neuroleptics, phenothiazines, • Prolonged or excessive exercise and anticholinergics • Excess clothing • Cardiovascular disease • Alcohol use WHAT TO DO IN HEAT EMERGENCIES... First Aid 1. Have the person lie down in a cool place. Elevate the person’s feet about 12 inches. 2. Apply cool, wet cloths (or cool water directly) to the person’s skin and use a fan to lower body temperature. Place cold compresses on the person’s neck, groin, and armpits. 3. If the person is alert, give cool water or sports beverages. It’s advisable to drink slowly and steadily, particularly if they are experiencing nausea. 4. For muscle cramps, give beverages as above, and massage and stretch affected muscles gently, but firmly, until they relax. 5. If the person shows signs of shock (bluish lips and fingernails, and decreased alertness), starts having seizures, or loses consciousness, call 911 and continue cooling procedures, as described above. DO NOT: • DO NOT underestimate the seriousness of heat illness, especially Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.

if the person is a child, elderly, or injured. • DO NOT give the person medications that are used to treat fever (such as aspirin or acetaminophen). They will not help, and they may be harmful. • DO NOT give the person salt tablets. • DO NOT give the person liquids that contain alcohol or caffeine. They will interfere with the body’s ability to control its internal temperature. • DO NOT use alcohol rubs on the person’s skin. • DO NOT give the person anything by mouth (not even salted drinks) if the person is vomiting or unconscious. PREVENTION: • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in hot weather. • Rest regularly in a cool area; seek shade when possible. • Avoid strenuous physical activity in hot or humid conditions. • Drink plenty of fluids every day. Drink more fluids before, during, and after physical activity. • Be especially careful to avoid overheating if you are taking drugs that impair heat regulation, or if you are overweight or elderly. • Be careful of hot cars in the summer. Allow the car to cool off before getting in. • Avoid heavy meals and hot foods. For more information on how to cope with the heat, ask your Concentra health professional, or visit the CDC’s Web site at: www. cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/ References Auerbach PS. Wilderness Medicine. 4th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby; 2001:240-316. DeLee JC, Drez Jr. D, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders; 2003:763.

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TWIN CREEKS TRIBUNE Take precautionary measures to protect your eyes during the summer to prevent long-term damage to eyesight, said a Baylor College of Medicine ophthalmologist. "Ultraviolet light, or UV exposure, has been linked to the development of macular degeneration, cataracts and other visionloss problems," said Dr. Elizabeth Baze, assistant professor of ophthalmology at BCM. Baze offered tips you can practice to help protect your eyes from sun damage this summer. • The more the sunglasses wrap around and shield your eyes and the skin around the eyes, the more protection you have. • Sunglasses need to provide 99 to 100 percent UV protection. • Sunblock is a must, including the skin around the eyes. • A broad-brimmed hat can add extra protection. If you have an existing eye condition like macular degeneration or cataracts, protecting your eyes from the sun should be a top priority during the summer, she said.

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TWIN CREEKS TRIBUNE Physical Symptoms Could Be Sign Of Depression Depression and chronic mood disorders can manifest themselves through physical symptoms, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. "Physical symptoms often drive a patient to see a primary care physician, and then the diagnosis of depression may emerge," said Dr. Sanjay Mathew, associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at BCM. Symptoms include gastrointestinal syndromes or chronic pain conditions. Many patients will have diagnoses of both a physical illness as well as depression. The first step is to get a complete medical history and physical exam to rule out any medical conditions before making a psychiatric diagnosis. Certain types of antidepressants and medications that help treat seizures also help with the physical symptoms of depression at low doses. This can help avoid the use of multiple medications.

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TWIN CREEKS TRIBUNE It Really is a Small World After All

By Vicki Milana This past school year has been an eventful one for twenty-two Houston “Our students really love giving back to the community”, says Heather area Ayusa families. In August 2012, these families opened their hearts and Wells, the Houston area Senior Regional Director. “One of our students, their homes to foreign exchange students from around the world. During Nesrine Mbarek of Tunisia, participated in over 300 hours of community the 2012-2013 school year; we had eleven countries represented in our service. She was actually one of three students who won a trip for her area, some of the countries included were Germany, Brazil, Italy, Lebanon, community service and also attended a US Department of State “Teaching China, Japan and Tunisia. The Ayusa foreign exchange student program is English as a Second Language” conference in April for her hard work. a great way to enrich not only the lives of your family members, but that Other students have worked in food banks and have given presentations of the folks in your community and the student themselves. “Both my on their home countries in their schools.” wife and I have been hosting for the past five years and have enjoyed every This year, Ayusa is sponsoring over 900 students from 60 different minute of it!” says Theodore Odom of Pearland, Texas. “My wife and I have countries in the United States. Volunteer host families are needed in our no children, so we are able to bring the students in for the full year and be area to house these students for the 2013-2014 school year. The families their Host Parents. We believe it’s a way of giving back. This year’s student, need only provide foreign exchange students a nurturing environment, Ina Zyfi of Albania has had a great time meeting new people, making new three meals a day and a bedroom (either private or shared with a host friends and volunteering her time to a local dachshund rescue.” sibling of the same gender). Each host family and student is supported “We welcome host families of all shapes and sizes – families with young by a professionally trained community representative who works with the children, families with no children, empty nesters whose children have left family and student for the entire program. home, single parents and non-traditional families,” says Connie Coutu, If you are interested in hosting an exchange student, please visit the Ayusa Regional Manager of Ayusa, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. “The website at www.ayusa.org and complete the on-line application. You can key requirements for a host family are to provide a safe and nurturing view the students that are available for placement by clicking on the View home environment, genuinely love children, and have a desire to learn Student Profiles on the home page. Help make this a memorable year for more about a different culture.” both your children and the prospective students. You’ll be glad you did!

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TWIN CREEKS TRIBUNE Viruses Still Present During Summer Many viruses are still frequent in the summer so good hygiene remains important Some viruses present in the summer include: -Enteroviruses can cause symptoms such as sore throat and diarrhea, and can even lead to viral meningitis and inflammation of the heart and liver. -Hand, foot and mouth disease, is characterized by ulcers in the back of the throat and a rash on hands and feet. This is common in babies and young children. -Adenovirus, which can cause respiratory problems. -Parainfluenza can cause croup, a loud cough; bronchiolitis, swelling and mucus in the small air passages in the lungs; and bronchitis, inflammation of the main air passages to the lungs. These viruses cannot be treated with antibiotics, but it's important to get enough fluid and rest. Seek treatment immediately for high fever for more than three days, vomiting for over 24 hours, diarrhea, severe headaches or chest pain. Those with weak immune systems should consult their physician if they have any symptoms associated with these viruses.

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How to Execute The One Handed Backhand Volley In previous newsletters, I offered tips on how to hit a forehand groundstroke, a two-handed backhand, one-handed backhand, forehand volley, the two handed backhand volley, the serve, and the forehand half-volley. In this issue, I will offer you instructions on how to execute the one –handed backhand volley when players are at the net and have to hit the ball on the fly. In the illustrations, the Manager and Director of Tennis at the Grey Rock Tennis Club, Fernando Velasco, demonstrates the proper form and technique. Photos by Charlie Palafox. Step 1: The Split step: When the player comes up to the net, the player will stop and take the split step by bouncing off the toes at the same time and let the body lean forward to react to the ball. Both hands are on the racket so it can react to either move to the left or to the right. Eyes are focused on the incoming ball. Notice the left hand being on the throat of the racket, not next to the right hand Step 2: The Back Swing: The left hand will guide the head of the racket at eye level and with a short back swing. The upper

body has made a turn and the weight of the body has been placed on the left leg. Eyes are focused toward the point of contact. The right hand is relaxed to allow the left hand to make the proper opening to meet the ball. Step 3: The Point of Contact: As the swing comes forward, the left hand releases the racket and the right foot leans toward the ball. The left hand stretches back to allow proper balance on the point of contact. The head of the racket is slightly tilted up to allow a slice on the ball. This assures good height above the net and will force the ball to stay low when making contact with the court, thus making it tougher for the opponent to return the ball back to the player. Step 4: The Follow Through: Once the ball leaves the racket, the follow through is extended toward the target. The weight of the player is now on the right leg and the left arm is still balancing the body as a “butterfly swing”. The shoulders are still slightly turned and are ready to come back to the split position.

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