6 questions to ask yourself before you consider pregnancy

Many women think of the excitement a new child brings, but one of the often overlooked steps is planning for the pregnancy. Preconception care, the care that a woman receives during her reproductive years, is important to allow the patient and her doctor time to identify concerns that might affect getting pregnant or increase risks … Continue reading 6 questions to ask yourself before you consider pregnancy

First graduate prepared for life-saving transplant after 50+ years with Type 1 diabetes

When recalling the earliest memory in her life, she can only remember waking up in the hospital to hear she had Type 1 brittle diabetes. At age 5, Patricia Kearney didn’t know this disease would require enduring three organ transplants, agonizing dialysis, endless glucose tablets and fighting to keep blood sugar levels at bay to … Continue reading First graduate prepared for life-saving transplant after 50+ years with Type 1 diabetes

Engagement rings carry dangerous bacteria, nurse researchers find

Nurse researchers are encouraging healthcare workers not to wear jeweled rings to work after research from The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano finds that jeweled rings have a high risk of carrying harmful bacteria — from MRSA to VRE. 20 percent of jeweled rings carried a high amount of harmful bacteria. In a recent study on … Continue reading Engagement rings carry dangerous bacteria, nurse researchers find

Prevent hospital cyberattacks to protect patient information

Hollywood. It’s famous the world over for movies, celebrities, glitz, glamour and – as of February 2016 – one of the most highly publicized cyberattacks and IT security breaches in health care history. A hospital in the area bearing the Hollywood name became the latest target of a high profile cyberattack. It was the victim … Continue reading Prevent hospital cyberattacks to protect patient information