From the Magazine: LaMonte Thomas, Head of Cigna’s N. Texas Division, on His Passion

As a young boy, LaMonte Thomas watched in awe as locomotives passed by his middle school. He dreamed of jumping aboard and taking off for destinations unknown. His fascination with trains has stuck with him through the years, and provides the basis for his favorite pastime—model railroads. Now in his 20th year at Cigna, he serves as president and general manager for North Texas and Oklahoma. Thomas first discovered the world of model railroads at a train show in Virginia. Full Story

A 22-Year-Old SMU Student Is Aiming To Change The Way Asthma Is Managed

Managing asthma can be time consuming and painful. You’re subject to allergy tests and X-Rays. Your lung capacity is measured by blowing into a spirometer, a small device that looks something like a breathalyzer. After your lungs swell and become inflamed, the symptoms are diagnosed through another series of invasive tests known as bronchoprovocation. Edward Allegra, a 22-year-old senior at Southern Methodist University, wants to ease that process. Full Story