Silent damages: Why you should keep track of your blood pressure

Understanding your blood pressure is vital when it comes to the quality of your heart and overall health. Here are some of the most important facts you should know about blood pressure and how you can maintain a healthy heart. What is blood pressure?  Blood pressure is related to the amount of pressure generated by your … Continue reading Silent damages: Why you should keep track of your blood pressure

8 questions that can predict your risk of stroke

Judy Buck was enjoying a normal Saturday morning, working on her grocery list, when her life took a dramatic turn. “My eye started watering, and then my whole left side got heavy,” Judy said. “I knew something was wrong.” Judy’s husband raced her to the local hospital emergency department where Judy was diagnosed with a stroke. Stroke … Continue reading 8 questions that can predict your risk of stroke

23-year-old faces congestive heart failure post-pregnancy

Three-month-old Layci is the picture of a happy baby — smiling at everyone, cooing and very aware of her surroundings. Her mom, 23-year-old Brianna Harris, looks like many happy young women with a new healthy baby girl. Pictures can fool you, though. In spite of those smiles, Brianna is a congestive heart failure patient at Baylor Scott … Continue reading 23-year-old faces congestive heart failure post-pregnancy

Hospital worker saved by colleagues after allergic reaction

Martha Cochran begins 2017 with a sense of gratitude to her Baylor team. “They saved my life,” she said. On November 19 while at work, Martha had a severe allergic reaction to a high blood pressure medication. The reaction landed Martha in the hospital at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Carrollton where she … Continue reading Hospital worker saved by colleagues after allergic reaction

Heart hospital volunteer collapses from heart attack, revived by cardiac medical staff

One moment Caring Hearts volunteer Norbert Schulz was standing. Then, he felt light-headed and couldn’t move his feet. As he crumbled to the floor, Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital staff came running to start CPR. When he regained consciousness, Norbert saw the anxious faces of hospital people he knew. “I calmed way … Continue reading Heart hospital volunteer collapses from heart attack, revived by cardiac medical staff

LINX®: A game-changing treatment for acid reflux and GERD

Belching and heartburn was a daily part of Madalyn Miller’s life. “Prior to living in Dallas, I lived in San Diego and saw various doctors for an issue with belching,” the 29-year-old financial consultant said. “My belching and acid reflux had grown increasingly prominent over the past few years.” She tried keeping a food diary … Continue reading LINX®: A game-changing treatment for acid reflux and GERD

67-year-old volunteer chaplain given new youth after heart surgery

“I’m 67 years old, but I feel like I’m a teenager,” said Bobby Bridges, who pastors Arlington’s Mayfield Road Baptist Church, and serves as a volunteer chaplain for Arlington Police Department. Bobby didn’t always feel this young. In fact, he had experienced shortness of breath to the point that walking up a flight of stairs … Continue reading 67-year-old volunteer chaplain given new youth after heart surgery

Connecting others through the fight against cancer

Each year, we celebrate National Cancer Survivor’s Day. But Lynda Dyer doesn’t need to be reminded, because she’s living proof of cancer survivorship. When Lynda was diagnosed with breast cancer 11 years ago, she didn’t cry, although, she remembers her family cried. “I didn’t know anyone who had breast cancer,” she said. “I didn’t know anything about … Continue reading Connecting others through the fight against cancer

Deafness doesn’t stop medical student from pursuing dream

Grace Lassiter, a third-year medical student at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, removes her hearing aids before listening to a patient’s heartbeat through a stethoscope. “My older patients often would see them and mention they were thinking of getting a pair,” she laughed. Grace aims to join a very small number of … Continue reading Deafness doesn’t stop medical student from pursuing dream

Hairdresser survives colon cancer, shares powerful message with clients

Ladies: Don’t most of us talk to our hairdressers about all kinds of things?  Kids, pets, vacation plans, clothes and the list goes on. Something that doesn’t come up too often in conversation? Colorectal cancer. Yet, this is the topic 57-year-old hairdresser Cathey Minter finds herself discussing quite regularly with her clients. Last year, Cathey’s primary care physician found a … Continue reading Hairdresser survives colon cancer, shares powerful message with clients