Restoring hope for patients with severe chronic pancreatitis

What is chronic pancreatitis? The pancreas is a vital organ necessary for the production of insulin, a hormone that helps control blood sugar, which is known medically as glucose. When the pancreas becomes inflamed due to illness or injury, pain can result — pain that can easily become chronic and debilitating. “Non-cancer pancreatic diseases account … Continue reading Restoring hope for patients with severe chronic pancreatitis

Islet cell transplant restores quality of life for man with chronic pancreatitis

Tommy Stone remembers two years of pain and discomfort, several surgeries, many hospitalizations and overwhelming frustration. The 42-year-old resident of Roanoke, Texas, and father of two, turned his frustration into resolve to get to the bottom of what ailed him. Based on his symptoms, he and his wife began researching pancreatic diseases. After talking to … Continue reading Islet cell transplant restores quality of life for man with chronic pancreatitis

How paramedics are improving patient outcomes through education

In 2014 Don Mashewske’s wife, Lona Re, had been hospitalized 11 times because of diabetes. Overcome with worry, Don’s weight dropped from 208 to 151 pounds. Both he and Lona Re needed help. Lona Re’s health care team at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney referred her to the McKinney Fire Department paramedics … Continue reading How paramedics are improving patient outcomes through education

Think age is the cause of bladder problems? Not necessarily

We don’t like to talk about it (except maybe with our closest friends) but if you’re over 60, you’ve likely experienced a leaky bladder or some form of urinary incontinence (UI) — the lack of voluntary control of your bladder function. We know how inconvenient and even embarrassing bladder problems can be, but the truth … Continue reading Think age is the cause of bladder problems? Not necessarily