Do Pregnant Women Have an Increased Risk of Stroke?

A  study published in September 2011 found that there had been a significant increase in strokes among women who were pregnant and in the immediate post-pregnancy period. Overall rates of stroke have jumped 54 percent from 1994-2007 according to the study published in Stroke by the American Heart Association. Stroke rates saw their highest increase by 83 percent in women … Continue reading Do Pregnant Women Have an Increased Risk of Stroke?

Are statins safe treatment for high cholesterol?

As a cardiologist, I often get many questions related to “statin” medications. These are the medications primarily used in treating high-cholesterol disorders. There are a number of medications now available under brand names of Lipitor, Zocor, and Crestor, just to name a few. For medications that have been tested in tens of thousands of patients, these … Continue reading Are statins safe treatment for high cholesterol?

Diabetes and Duck Dynasty

By now, most of us are familiar with the rowdy, family-oriented and simply entertaining Robertson family featured in A&E’s reality television show, Duck Dynasty.  The show provides glimpses into a successful and close-knit family business built on long beards and famous duck calls and is downright fun to watch. Episodes are filled with the exciting adventures of … Continue reading Diabetes and Duck Dynasty

New Hyperbaric Medicine Center could help heal wounds caused by diabetes and other illnesses

If you are suffering from diabetes or poor circulation, you may have a wound that just won’t heal. The longer it takes for that wound to heal, the more at risk you are for developing infections, tissue injury or even limb loss. Scott & White now offers something called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) at the … Continue reading New Hyperbaric Medicine Center could help heal wounds caused by diabetes and other illnesses

Diabetic foot ulcers: Why they’re dangerous

What’s the number one reason people with diabetes are hospitalized? Diabetic foot ulcers—chronic open wounds on the bottom of the feet. They’re a common occurrence for people with Type II diabetes. And they’re difficult to treat and can become on ongoing, expensive, debilitating problem. J. Marshall Devall, DPM, Podiatrist at the Temple Santa Fe Center, discusses … Continue reading Diabetic foot ulcers: Why they’re dangerous