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
There are thousands of people waiting for the gift of life. They wait at home, in the hospital, in a hotel — anywhere — anxiously anticipating the call that it’s their time to receive an organ donation. During this time of great stress, Baylor Scott & White Health has made arrangements to provide comfort for … Continue reading Amenities provide sanctuary to families of transplant patients
They were expecting their first baby. She was busy painting and prepping the nursery, when something unusual happened at 24 weeks. Fara Goodwyn of College Station, Texas, started experiencing some lower back pain and noticed she was leaking fluid. Because this was before any prenatal classes, she was unaware that these were potentially the early signs … Continue reading From 26 weeks to 18 years, Ras Goodwyn celebrates life
We’ve all had a late night crying, only to wake up with puffy eyes. Or you may have pulled an all-nighter, regretting it in the morning when you look in the mirror. The skin around your eyes is very thin and tender. If you have bags under your eyes, you might want to consider making a … Continue reading Bummed about the bags under your eyes? Try this…
If you are misplacing your keys or forgetting items at the grocery store, you may be looking at ways to train your brain. With the growing prevalence of dementia and other cognitive diseases, many people are looking for prevention methods, as they see their loved ones suffer. Unfortunately, solving cognitive decline isn’t as easy as … Continue reading Do mind games actually improve cognitive function?