Newly elected Pope Francis has already broken new ground in the world of Roman Catholic leadership: the first pontiff from Latin America, the first taking his name from Francis of Assisi, and medically, the first to have had part of his lung resected when much younger for what is believed to have been a fungal … Continue reading Can Pope Francis Serve With Only One Lung?
Back in the 1980s and 90s, the big fear if you had a blood transfusion was getting HIV/AIDS. Today, your risk of getting HIV from a blood transfusion is about 1 in 2 million. The blood supply has never been safer. Now, the leading cause of transfusion-related death in the United States is TRALI – … Continue reading Scott & White takes precautions to avoid TRALI
Is Your Constant Nose-Blowing And Wiping Just A Cold Or Something Else? You blow your nose, but nothing’s coming out and you still can’t breathe. Your head is pounding and you feel drained. Your symptoms might not be just another cold. You may be suffering from a sinus infection. “Sinus infections overlap with a lot … Continue reading Nobody nose the trouble I’ve seen
With smoking comes many health risks but one of the most serious is Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease that over time, makes it hard to breathe. The coughing, wheezing and even chest pain are common symptoms in those suffering from COPD. Although these symptoms may seem minor, COPD is actually the third … Continue reading COPD: A keen killer of smokers and thousands
Allergist Dr. David Weldon Offers Tips To Help Lessen Allergy Symptoms This Season Spring not only brings April showers and May flowers. It also brings sniffling, runny noses and itchy eyes to thousands of allergy sufferers in Central Texas. “Some people have mild symptoms and some people are miserable,” said David R. Weldon, MD, an … Continue reading Rain, Rain Come This Way, We Need Our Pollen Washed Away
If you’re planning an upcoming getaway that involves sitting in one position for an extended period of time whether by air or car, it’s good to be aware of your risk for DVT or pulmonary embolism. March is DVT Awareness Month and many people are not aware that sitting for extended periods can potentially cause … Continue reading Understanding Deep Vein Thrombosis
As we enter winter in Central Texas and Christmas coming soon, one of the biggest problems for allergy sufferers, adults and kids alike, is mountain cedar, which produces pollen in the wintertime and grows plentifully in the hill country. Up to 20 percent of area Texans suffer from cedar pollen allergies. This season is shaping … Continue reading Allergist offers tips on dealing with cedar allergy season