Walk With a Doc prescribes exercise as medicine

Physicians at Baylor Scott & White Health have new prescription pads in their pockets — they are prescribing exercise by encouraging their patients to come ‘walk (and roll) with a doc’. Swapping white coats for walking shoes, physicians lace up each month, encouraging individuals from the community — and both current and former patients — to join them … Continue reading Walk With a Doc prescribes exercise as medicine

A thank you letter to nurses everywhere

You are the caregivers, communicators, patient advocates and decision makers. You are the hand-holders, the voice-of-reason, the 3 a.m. vitals-checkers. You become the around-the-clock best friend by the bedside, the calming voice, the familiar face full of compassion. To many, you are guardian angels. As a nurse, you play a very important role in the healthcare … Continue reading A thank you letter to nurses everywhere

To moms living with sleep deprivation, you’re not alone

Would you consider yourself among the most sleep-deprived in America? According to a recent survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, those catching the least amount of shut-eye are single moms. The report found that 44 percent of single moms living with children under the age of 18 get less than the recommended … Continue reading To moms living with sleep deprivation, you’re not alone

After weight loss on ‘Biggest Loser’, war with metabolism rages on

For many people, weight loss can be a challenge. But the even greater struggle can be keeping off the weight you lose. A recent story in the New York Times profiled former reality TV contestants from ‘The Biggest Loser,’ describing how despite their intensive weight loss during the season, most have struggled to maintain a … Continue reading After weight loss on ‘Biggest Loser’, war with metabolism rages on