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
If you are one of the roughly half of Americans who use some sort of herbal or dietary supplement, you may be damaging your liver. Most people believe that herbal and other supplements are safe and natural, and some even believe they are superior to modern medicine. It’s no wonder that Americans spend upwards of … Continue reading Are supplements making you sick?
If you’ve had a mammogram in the last few years, chances are you’ve heard of 3-D mammography or “tomosynthesis.” You may have even had one by now. But if you haven’t, consider looking into it prior to your next screening. Recent studies have shown that 3-D mammograms may be more effective than standard digital 2-D … Continue reading 6 questions about 3-D mammograms you need answered
When you have shoulder pain, you might not know the cause. Robert Berry, DO, medical director of sports medicine at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano, said that pain from arthritis and bursitis can be similar. But here are some differences that he suggests you should be aware of. Arthritis Arthritis usually develops … Continue reading Shoulder pain: Is it arthritis or bursitis?
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
Going to the gynecologist is not something you necessarily look forward to. But as a woman, this annual appointment is essential for disease prevention and your relationship with your OB/GYN is a critical part of your health care at every stage in your life. Although the guidelines have changed for Pap smears — the test … Continue reading Do you really need to see your gynecologist every year?
The Fourth of July is an American holiday dedicated to recognizing our independence both as a nation and a people. Celebrations honoring this day are typically spent amongst family and friends, surrounded by good food at picnics, cook-outs or other personal celebrations. While we are a nation of freedom, we are also one where more … Continue reading 4 ways to eat healthy on the Fourth of July
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
In the field of nutrition, we are taught about the importance of good nutrition habits, the role of vitamins and minerals, and which diets are better for preventing chronic disease later in life. However, as I look back several years ago to when I was in high school, I remember not understanding why the diets … Continue reading Healthy eating habits start through adolescent education
People with eczema not only face serious skin problems, but a study by Northwestern University researchers now links the condition to bone fractures and other injuries. The researchers examined more than 34,500 adults from around the nation. Participants with recent cases of eczema had a 44 percent chance of injuries more than other patients. Among … Continue reading Eczema linked to bone fractures and injuries