Urinary Incontinence: Controlling the flow

For many women, incontinence is an embarrassing, traumatizing problem. Pads and protective undergarments become painfully important in their lives, and it’s hard for others to understand the stigma they feel. But many patients tell me they hesitated for a long time before seeking help, and surely other women never do. Why? Because they’re afraid the … Continue reading Urinary Incontinence: Controlling the flow


New technology repairs art teacher’s ‘hole in the heart’ to reduce stroke risk

Heidi Easley was going over her Monday morning to-do list when suddenly letters and full words were missing off the page. Terrified, she grabbed her phone to search the internet for a cause, but couldn’t read anything. “One of my biggest fears came true,” she said. “I lost part of my vision for over ten … Continue reading New technology repairs art teacher’s ‘hole in the heart’ to reduce stroke risk


New guidelines expand advice on who should take statins

If you’re older than 40 and have certain risk factors for heart disease, you might need statins to prevent a stroke or heart attack. New guidelines published in the Journal of the American Medical Association are expanding recommendations on who should be taking cholesterol medications. Traditionally, doctors would treat two groups of people with statin … Continue reading New guidelines expand advice on who should take statins


67-year-old volunteer chaplain given new youth after heart surgery

“I’m 67 years old, but I feel like I’m a teenager,” said Bobby Bridges, who pastors Arlington’s Mayfield Road Baptist Church, and serves as a volunteer chaplain for Arlington Police Department. Bobby didn’t always feel this young. In fact, he had experienced shortness of breath to the point that walking up a flight of stairs … Continue reading 67-year-old volunteer chaplain given new youth after heart surgery


Time management and decision-making tips for the holiday season

With the holidays upon us, many individuals experience increased amounts of strain and turmoil in their lives due to an increase in pressure to perform. Money is spent on gifts, food, parties, and other items not included in the typical household budget. Time commitments are stretched thin when families try to get together under the … Continue reading Time management and decision-making tips for the holiday season


How Baylor Scott & White is addressing the shortage of mental health professionals

The family physician’s office has become the front line of defense against mental illness. The ideal population-to-psychiatrist ratio is 4000-1. In Texas, the ratio is triple that size. Four out of five people with a behavioral health diagnosis visit a primary care provider every year. It is no surprise that most mental health patients bring … Continue reading How Baylor Scott & White is addressing the shortage of mental health professionals


Ana-Alecia’s infectious attitude defies cancer in Chemo Dance Party 2.0

She’s baaack!! Ana-Alecia Ayala wants to make you smile. If you don’t believe that, then watch the video of her dancing during a chemotherapy session at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas that has already been viewed by millions of people. Take a look at the infectious segment of her visit to the Ellen DeGeneres show inspiring … Continue reading Ana-Alecia’s infectious attitude defies cancer in Chemo Dance Party 2.0