If you’ve been outside barefoot or constantly wearing flip flop sandals this summer, you may have dry heels. Give your feet a break from constant exposure, and find ways to treat your dry, cracked heels. John Brust, DPM, a podiatrist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Killeen sees a number … Continue reading Are your cracked heels causing alarm?
One resident of Grand Prairie, Texas gets stopped on occasion. People tell him, “Excuse me, but you look familiar.” That’s when Roger Lopez, 52, pulls out a picture from his wallet. He replies, “You probably recognize this guy.” The photo he carries is of himself, but weighing 335 pounds with nearly a 50-inch waistline. This … Continue reading Weight loss surgery gives Dallas resident new energy, down 130 pounds
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
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
For nearly 50 years, Luetta Mahavier, 84, has suffered from essential tremors. They started around age 40 and slowly got worse. She began adapting her lifestyle to work around the immense shaking. “I would order things at a restaurant that I knew I wouldn’t need to cut,” Luetta said. “Or I would know where to put my … Continue reading Treating tremors with deep brain stimulation
If you are a woman over 40, you should think about getting your annual mammogram in order to detect signs of breast cancer. Debra L. Monticciolo, MD, FACR, the section chief of breast imaging on the medical staff at Scott & White Clinic – Temple, answers some common questions you may have about mammograms, and … Continue reading What doctors look for in a mammogram
Women have been having babies for centuries, but it wasn’t always as safe as it is today. Years ago, mothers or babies were at risk due to complications or other abnormalities throughout pregnancy. Thanks to advancements, women can now give birth sometimes through a caesarean delivery, or c-section. This is a surgical procedure where an … Continue reading Can I have more children after having a C-section?
It’s said that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but we all know too much sugar can be bad for meal management. With so many references to sugar, it can be difficult to make healthy choices. “Most people seem to find confusing the multitude of sugar products available on the market,” said Lynn … Continue reading Not all sugars are created equal
November marks four years since the start of an undeniable friendship. Two women brought together through a lung transplant have formed a unique bond in an untraditional way. Carrie Giddens, 31, and Valarie Fratiani, 45, consider each other sisters and live just 10 minutes away from one another in Frisco and Allen, Texas. They once … Continue reading Lung transplant recipient runs final stretch of marathon with new sister
Have you thought of swimming or exercising in water? In the brutal summer heat, water exercise can be a great alternative to stay fit without taking a toll on your joints. Rick Schultz, MD, an orthopedist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock, treats a number of patients with … Continue reading Feeling weightless in water: 3 benefits of water exercise