Kidney disease affects 26 million Americans and can be prevented

According to the National Kidney Foundation, chronic kidney disease affects 26 million Americans annually. Bernard Fischbach, MD, a nephrologist on the medical staff at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, sat down with us to answer some frequently asked questions about kidney disease. What is kidney disease?  The kidneys perform several vital roles: … Continue reading Kidney disease affects 26 million Americans and can be prevented

Killeen police officer receives a new heart — full of gratitude

A heart full of gratitude—for one man who underwent a heart transplant, this phrase has a whole new meaning. After years of being plagued with heart problems, Larry Hurry, a resident of Killeen for nearly 25 years, suffered a second heart attack and received a devastating diagnosis – his heart was no longer working the … Continue reading Killeen police officer receives a new heart — full of gratitude

Mythbusters: Organ Donation

Scott & White Healthcare has been performing organ donation since 1997, beginning with kidney transplant. Since then, we’ve successfully transplanted more than 500 kidneys. Scott & White Healthcare also offers pancreas, heart and lung transplants. Cinda Courtney, Transplant Coordinator at Scott & White Healthcare, busts some myths about organ donation. MYTH: My doctor will hasten … Continue reading Mythbusters: Organ Donation