On the first Tuesday of every month, you will probably find Kathy Floyd strolling along the walking path at the Baylor Tom Landry Health & Wellness Center. She comes for fitness, some fresh air; but most importantly, she comes here to find common ground. It’s not the beautiful gardens that keeps her coming back, but the people. It’s where … Continue reading Still walking & rolling with ‘Walk with a Doc’
As the perceived need to accumulate wealth spreads across America, many people are feeling overworked and stretched to the limit. Whether it’s a single mom trying to make ends meet, or a father who is feeling pressure from a boss to stay late, it can start to take a toll on your health. As a … Continue reading Why taking a break is good for your health
People with eczema not only face serious skin problems, but a study by Northwestern University researchers now links the condition to bone fractures and other injuries. The researchers examined more than 34,500 adults from around the nation. Participants with recent cases of eczema had a 44 percent chance of injuries more than other patients. Among … Continue reading Eczema linked to bone fractures and injuries
Judy Buck was enjoying a normal Saturday morning, working on her grocery list, when her life took a dramatic turn. “My eye started watering, and then my whole left side got heavy,” Judy said. “I knew something was wrong.” Judy’s husband raced her to the local hospital emergency department where Judy was diagnosed with a stroke. Stroke … Continue reading 8 questions that can predict your risk of stroke
After his wife’s death, Howard Romer became increasingly despondent. His longtime Flower Mound neighbors were moving away. The church he and his family attended for more than 40 years was sold. His life outside his home shrank to grocery trips and doctor appointments. He developed a sense of acute isolation. To ease this pain, Baylor … Continue reading The power of healing through pastoral care
In 1983, doctors at the National Jewish Center described a condition that has the potential to mimic asthma. Those findings eventually lead to inaccurate diagnosis and inappropriate, potentially harmful treatment. This condition is called Vocal Cord Dysfunction, or VCD. The condition is characterized by vocal cord closure that usually occurs when you are inhaling. This … Continue reading Empowering your voice: Therapy for vocal cord dysfunction
Pregnancy is supposed to be a time for joy, anticipation and new experiences. But for a lot of moms it also comes with a lot of anxiety and questions. With all the blogs, articles and social media confusion, moms are forever wondering if they are doing the right thing. For women that like to exercise, … Continue reading Pregnancy fitness: Workouts for expecting moms
In the fall of 2012, eight years after I joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that is treatable, but not yet curable. Some specialists we saw gave me two to three years, but Brian Berryman, MD, an oncologist on the medical staff … Continue reading Taking the stage to share my cancer story, because Cancer Blows!
Unlocking the data stored within our DNA can help us learn a host of different things about our ancestry and health. But how much should you worry if your genes are linked to the development of disease? 23andMe, a genetic testing company, aims to arm people with foreshadowing about their health risks. It recently received … Continue reading Can a saliva test really detect your genetic “risk” of Alzheimer’s?