Spring is in full force, and as the warm weather ensues, most of us will be spending more time enjoying the beautiful weather outdoors. Aside from protecting yourself from the West Nile Virus, you should also consider safeguarding your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. Be sure and browse our tip sheet below. Expert, Cheryl White, M.D., … Continue reading Are You Safeguarding Against Skin Cancer?
Your knees are the largest joints in your body. And while you may not give them much thought day to day, you couldn’t jump, squat or even bend your legs without them. That’s why protecting your knees is so important. And the best way to do it, is by strengthening the muscles that surround them. … Continue reading 10 Minutes to Stronger Knees
The neonatal intensive care unit is one of those places parents hope they never need, but are glad to know is available if they do. Because emotions run high when becoming a parent, it’s hard to prepare for having a child who needs NICU care, but knowing what to expect might help ease some fears. … Continue reading Neonatal Intensive Care: What to Expect
When you think of asthma, do you picture a nerdy kid taking a break from gym class to use his inhaler? That’s how the movies portray it. But in reality, asthma affects the young and the old, and it strikes indoors and out. And many times, asthma is triggered by allergens—not always exercise or activity. … Continue reading Allergies and Asthma: What’s Got You Wheezing?
Everyone knows that misunderstandings can cause trouble. But miscommunication in a health care setting can lead to serious risks. That’s why researchers at Baylor Health Care System are joining forces with University of Texas as Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) to study how physicians and nurses can use video game-like simulators to improve … Continue reading How Video Game Technologies Are Improving Patient Care
Weight loss surgery isn’t just for looks. It can treat a whole host of medical conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure. If you are overweight—80 pounds or more for women, 100 pounds or more for men, you may qualify for weight loss surgery. You may also be a candidate if you struggle with diabetes, … Continue reading Everything To Gain With Weight Loss Surgery
When it comes to finding hidden opportunities to improve patient care, nurses have a distinct advantage. Observant, conscientious and detail oriented, they provide hands-on care and act as the main point of contact for families, patients, physicians and other hospital staff . It’s this unique perspective that makes nurse-led studies at Baylor Health Care System … Continue reading Health E. Detective, R.N.
Women often think about their hormones at three life stages — puberty, pregnancy and menopause. But hormones affect you every day, and arguably none more so than thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Thyroid stimulating hormone, also called metabolic hormone, helps regulate tissue growth and development, blood pressure and how many calories your body needs to function. … Continue reading Having a healthy thyroid is all about hormone balance
Eight weeks after Christy Pfeifer-Gamez gave birth to her fourth child, Lillian, on the Fourth of July, she started feeling ill. One morning she couldn’t even get out of bed. The doctors thought it might be pneumonia. They never expected it to have anything to do with her heart. After all, she was too young … Continue reading The Truth Behind 4 Common Heart Disease Myths
Do you have any friends or family in the medical field? A doctor or nurse that you typically seek advice from outside of your annual check-ups? Many of us often feel we get the “real story” from these acquaintances; casual inside information not everyone else is privy to. We corner them at parties, call them … Continue reading Welcome to Scrubbing In®, a Blog by Baylor Scott & White Health