Lauren Silverman http://kut.org en In These Gyms, Nobody Cares How You Look In Yoga Pants http://kut.org/post/these-gyms-nobody-cares-how-you-look-yoga-pants If you want to lift weights or use the treadmill at Downsize Fitness, you have to be at least 50 pounds overweight.<p>Kendall Schrantz is a fan – and a member.<p>The 24-year-old has struggled with her weight since she was in the second grade. The looks she got at other gyms made her uncomfortable.<p>But now she drives more than an hour to Downsize Fitness in Fort Worth three times a week, just to exercise.<p>"It's worth every single penny I paid for gas," she said. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:12:56 +0000 Lauren Silverman 9590 at http://kut.org In These Gyms, Nobody Cares How You Look In Yoga Pants Faith-Based Alternatives To Obamacare Are Taking Off In Texas http://kut.org/post/faith-based-alternatives-obamacare-are-taking-texas Under Obamacare, nearly every American has to have health insurance or pay a penalty. One of the few exceptions is for people who are members of what’s called “health care sharing ministries.” The two largest sharing ministries – Samaritan and Medi-Share – have both nearly doubled their membership in Texas since the Affordable Care Act.<p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:12:44 +0000 Lauren Silverman 9429 at http://kut.org Faith-Based Alternatives To Obamacare Are Taking Off In Texas Heroin In The 'Burbs: Women Moving From Pain Pills To The Hard Stuff http://kut.org/post/more-north-texas-women-moving-pain-pills-heroin When a heroin epidemic swept through North Texas in the 1990s, it left at least two dozen young people dead. Then the drug seemed to go into hibernation.<p>Now the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says it’s seeing an alarming number of women from affluent Dallas suburbs buying heroin. And, for many, the addiction begins with prescription pain pills.<p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:52:04 +0000 Lauren Silverman 9329 at http://kut.org Heroin In The 'Burbs: Women Moving From Pain Pills To The Hard Stuff Texas Megachurch At Center Of Measles Outbreak http://kut.org/post/texas-megachurch-center-measles-outbreak Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. more than a decade ago. But in recent years, the highly infectious disease has cropped up in communities with low vaccination rates, most recently in North Texas.<p>There, 21 people — the majority of whom have not been immunized — have gotten the disease, which began at a vaccine-skeptical megachurch.<p>The outbreak began when a man who contracted the virus on a recent trip to Indonesia visited the Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, about an hour and a half northwest of Dallas.<p>Earlier this week, crowds flooded in for regular services. Sun, 01 Sep 2013 16:08:51 +0000 Lauren Silverman 8581 at http://kut.org Texas Megachurch At Center Of Measles Outbreak