When was the last time you had time for yourself? Between work, errands, and the kids, we barely have time to slow down and relax. Stress will always play a part in our daily lives, but what happens when they consume our lives? What seems like a trivial issue can manifest into serious physical and … Continue reading Pick up a crayon: How coloring can alleviate anxiety
Fatigue. It happens. How do we combat it? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, fatigue is, “A reduction in the efficiency of a muscle or organ after prolonged activity.” As we all know, fatigue can be something that stops us in our tracks. It can debilitate your performance and keep you from getting your workouts … Continue reading 3 simple ways to combat fatigue and reduce stress
When we think of premature babies, our first thought is not about what they will wear after they’re born. We think of incubators. We think of ventilators. We imagine what their tiny features might look like and perhaps our thoughts turn to the health challenges that can accompany a premature birth. Now, members of the Threads of Love foundation … Continue reading Threads of Love designs preemie-sized clothing for newborns
Cupping has received ample attention over the last few days thanks to a number of Olympic athletes, including all-time most decorated Olympian Michael Phelps. It’s a common treatment tool used by acupuncturists in the Integrative Medicine department at Baylor Scott & White Health, but what exactly is cupping? And does it work? FUN FACT: Those circles are the end … Continue reading What are those mystery bruises on Michael Phelps?
There are thousands of people waiting for the gift of life. They wait at home, in the hospital, in a hotel — anywhere — anxiously anticipating the call that it’s their time to receive an organ donation. During this time of great stress, Baylor Scott & White Health has made arrangements to provide comfort for … Continue reading Amenities provide sanctuary to families of transplant patients
Maya Angelou wrote that “there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” We often associate expressive writing with a skillset that requires perfection and beautiful use of language. Yet in a more realistic sense, writing can be an effective tool when used for stress management. As adults, we are often … Continue reading How writing can help with stress management
We wear red for cardiovascular health, buy pink to support breast cancer research, stop smoking to prevent lung cancer. Too much sugar intake and we will develop diabetes. We hear these messages every day. But is anyone talking about the disease that is killing more baby boomers than any other cause? According to the Center … Continue reading 14 things you should know about liver disease
They were expecting their first baby. She was busy painting and prepping the nursery, when something unusual happened at 24 weeks. Fara Goodwyn of College Station, Texas, started experiencing some lower back pain and noticed she was leaking fluid. Because this was before any prenatal classes, she was unaware that these were potentially the early signs … Continue reading From 26 weeks to 18 years, Ras Goodwyn celebrates life
You know what happens when you don’t get enough sleep: You’re less sharp and more irritable, and your reaction times slow. That’s because sleep is essential to our mental and physical health. Well, it’s vital for children, too. It’s very important that children get the right amount of sleep at night. The younger the child, … Continue reading Sleep recommendations by age: Is your child getting enough ZzZz’s?