There’s been a lot of hype recently regarding coconut oil — is it healthy or is it unhealthy? With so much conflicting nutrition information, it’s hard to decipher what’s actually true. In recent years, coconut oil has gained popularity as a “healthy fat.” But new guidelines released by the American Heart Association have people questioning … Continue reading Is coconut oil worth the hype?
Preterm birth — defined as a child born before 37 weeks of pregnancy — is the leading cause of neurological disorders and death among infants, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On top of that, preterm births cost society more than $26 billion a year, according to the National Academy of Medicine. … Continue reading Could bacteria be the cause of some premature births?
Before you have weight loss (bariatric) surgery, you will likely spend time considering your options. Weight loss surgery can help you lose weight while lowering your risk of medical problems commonly associated with obesity. It is an investment in your health and your future, but there are a lot of questions along the way. When … Continue reading Surgical options for weight loss
As the staple spice in the Chinese and Indian diets, turmeric has been a fixture of natural medicine for thousands of years. At first glance, the root looks like a deformed, decrepit carrot. But slice it open and you’ll see a vivid golden interior that holds turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin. It’s gotten a great deal … Continue reading 4 reasons to add turmeric to your daily routine
Do you have babies on the brain? Then before you go rushing to prepare the nursery, there are many important things you should consider. As an OB/GYN, I believe prepping your body before you ever conceive is the most important thing you can do for the health of you and your baby. Here is a checklist … Continue reading Before your first pregnancy: Taking care of your body
Supporting healthy aging through fitness activities, preventive care and disease management is the mission of the Scott & White Wellness Center – Brenham. Established in 2015, the Center provides a suite of wellness services for older adults in Washington County, Texas. In its first year, it served about 7,000 residents. Every three months, the Center … Continue reading Wellness program keeps seniors older, wiser and healthier
As a marathoner, recent news about the health benefits of running grabbed my attention: for every hour you pound the pavement, you add an extra seven hours to your life, according to new research. Running has been widely studied for its impact on health, but the new findings dig deeper into how the activity may … Continue reading An hour of running could add 7 hours to your life
When John Gossett started feeling sick last year it was all too familiar. Fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath — they were some of the same symptoms he experienced more than a decade ago when he first learned his kidney was failing. Diabetes contributed to his kidney disease and in 2007, the Baylor Scott … Continue reading Transplant nurse donates kidney to save father’s life
When the 46-year-old resident of Irving went back to her work as a librarian after the summer break, some students thought the school hired a new librarian. It wasn’t a new librarian; it was still Renee Newry, but she had gastric sleeve weight loss surgery to help improve her health and had lost a significant … Continue reading School librarian enjoying life after weight loss surgery