Will my weight and diet affect my pregnancy? Women are considered to have an ideal body weight determined by their height and weight called the body mass index (BMI). A majority of women are most fertile if they are at a healthy body weight. Women who are underweight and overweight may have more difficulty getting … Continue reading How your diet can impact your pregnancy
Do you ever wake up in the morning with a stiff neck and hear popping or cracking noises? Whether you slept like a rock in a contorted position or uncomfortably tossed and turned all night, waking up with neck pain can be debilitating to everyday life. As an orthopedic specialist, patients will often visit my … Continue reading What causes cricks in the neck?
The White House recently announced several key actions being taken to reduce the organ waiting list. These collaborations and commitments represent a collection of great minds and organizations coming together with one common goal, to save lives and reduce the agonizing wait for vital, life-saving organs. We have a part in this as well. Baylor … Continue reading White House Organ Summit aims to reduce organ waiting list
I was born with a congenital heart defect. Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a condition where my pulmonary artery and aorta were in reverse position, preventing oxygen rich blood from pumping into my body. TGA babies have a blue tint to their skin due to their poor circulation garnering the nickname blue babies. At the … Continue reading Heart transplant patient runs marathon one and a half years after surgery
Spinach has been on the table for over 1700 years, with the first spinach meal likely served up in ancient Persia (now Iran). History books suggest that the King of Nepal introduced spinach to China in the 7th century and spinach was on the plate in Europe by the 11th century. Catherine de Medici of … Continue reading Spinach as a superfood: It worked for Popeye…or did it?
Sadly, our nation again has experienced what can only be described as a horrific event. The mass shooting in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, is considered to be the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Not only were 50 individuals killed, but more than 50 have apparently been brought to local hospitals for treatment. In … Continue reading Coping with the psychological impact of a mass shooting
When first encountering 8-year-old Logan Parker, you might be met with a growl. That’s simply dinosaur language for “hello” in his world. It’s a world where a rambunctious boy can play basketball, be a human bowling ball and ride a bike through his hospital’s garden, despite having a rare genetic condition. Logan was born with … Continue reading 8-year-old McLane Children’s Hospital patient headed to Washington
As an OB/GYN, I have seen and dealt with the consequences of HPV-related disease and have been very vocal about aggressively promoting vaccination. I have vaccinated my own children against HPV and make it a habit to educate my patients who are mothers of preteens/teens to consider the HPV vaccine for their children. But we are still seeing too many … Continue reading HPV vaccine: To give or not to give
Before joining Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas resident Philip Edmundson, MD, had limited exposure to the world of research. “I was a philosophy major in undergrad, so I didn’t do any research as an undergraduate,” said Dr. Edmundson, a third-year post-graduate resident from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical … Continue reading Journal publication requirement, an edge to medical residency program