While watching your favorite hospital drama series on TV, you may have heard the good-looking doctors shout that their patient is “septic,” while other model-looking hospital staff runs into to help. Although sepsis is a dangerous medical condition, it can be prevented and in most cases reversed. Scott & White ICU nurse, Richard Allison, RN, … Continue reading Seeking immediate medical treatment could help lower risk of sepsis complications
If You’re Making Frequent Trips To The Bathroom Or Can’t Make It There, You May Have A Pelvic Floor Disorder For many women, talking about urinary incontinence or constipation is embarrassing, even when it’s with their doctor. But Scott & White physical therapist Colleen Basler, MD, said these problems are not uncommon and ignoring them … Continue reading Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now
Dr. Dorian Drigalla Offers Advice On How To Decide If You Should Go And What To Do When You Get There Like most Emergency Room (ER) patrons, you have come to seek immediate medical care at a 24-hour facility. But how does a patient know when it’s appropriate to make use of the emergency room … Continue reading Are my symptoms bad enough for the ER?
Day Surgery is surgery that doesn’t require staying in the hospital overnight. “With day surgery, it’s been determined that for the particular kind of surgery the patient is having, it’s safe for the patient to go home the same day: there are minimal incisions, less blood loss, no expected complications, and the intensity of the … Continue reading Prepping for day surgery: What you need to know before you go
Acne isn’t just for teenagers – many adults have “adult acne”. According to Andrea Henderson, a Skin Care Clinician at the Scott & White Cosmetic Surgery Center, “Hormones, allergies, heredity, rosacea, can all cause acne. It can be dry, sensitive oily, red- everyone is different. Pin pointing the source can be tricky.“ Managing acne breakouts … Continue reading Agonizing over adult acne?
By participating in a clinical trial you play an active role in your own health care. You will have access to the latest treatments before they are widely available and most importantly, you’ll help with the advancement of drug development for diseases that affect many people. It is important to understand the risks and benefits … Continue reading Why participate in a clinical trial?