When one thinks of trauma and the types of injuries typically seen at a trauma center, generally the first things that come to mind are major car wrecks, motorcycle injuries or gunshot wounds. People are usually surprised to find out that falls are actually the leading cause of injury — contributing to 34 percent of … Continue reading Preventing falls in older adults
Allow me to set the scene, although it is a familiar one if you’ve seen the news in recent weeks… Imagine you’ve arrived home from work, settled in your recliner to rest from the day and to watch the evening news. You hear there is a storm brewing off the coast and are wondering what … Continue reading Dealing with the emotional impact after a natural disaster
School will soon be in session and for parents, that means you’ll once again be faced with that dreaded daily task: packing your child’s lunch. Like most parents, you want to do a good job, which means creating a nutritious, well-balanced meal that your child will actually eat. But it can be hard to know … Continue reading What to pack in your child’s lunchbox
It’s hard to believe, but back-to-school season has arrived once again. Families are rushing to soak up those final moments of vacation, but it’s important for parents to consider what needs to be done before that first school bell rings — and that includes making sure your child is healthy and ready for the new … Continue reading Is your child ready for the new school year?
If you are one of the roughly half of Americans who use some sort of herbal or dietary supplement, you may be damaging your liver. Most people believe that herbal and other supplements are safe and natural, and some even believe they are superior to modern medicine. It’s no wonder that Americans spend upwards of … Continue reading Are supplements making you sick?
The quality of your sleep can make or break your entire day. Not getting enough sleep can leave you feeling sluggish, forgetful and in a haze. Lack of sleep also increases your risk of making mistakes and impairs your judgment, which can be a hazard on the road and at work. Sleep deprivation can also … Continue reading Sleep numbers: Facts and figures for a better shut-eye
One resident of Grand Prairie, Texas gets stopped on occasion. People tell him, “Excuse me, but you look familiar.” That’s when Roger Lopez, 52, pulls out a picture from his wallet. He replies, “You probably recognize this guy.” The photo he carries is of himself, but weighing 335 pounds with nearly a 50-inch waistline. This … Continue reading Weight loss surgery gives Dallas resident new energy, down 130 pounds
We often focus on how to eat better but forget to focus on the why. Everyone always hears about what we need to do to live a healthier life, but the ‘why’ is important because it is what empowers us to change! In “How Not to Die” by Michael Greger, MD, the founder of nutritionfacts.org, … Continue reading Staying on the right beat with your heart health
Many of us are familiar with stuttering — that frustrating moment when you’re trying to speak, but the words won’t come out right. But what about cluttering? Cluttering also affects a person’s ability to communicate. Stuttering and cluttering may seem similar, but there are important differences. What is Stuttering? Stuttering is a disruption in the flow of … Continue reading Stuttering versus cluttering: What’s the difference
The Fourth of July is an American holiday dedicated to recognizing our independence both as a nation and a people. Celebrations honoring this day are typically spent amongst family and friends, surrounded by good food at picnics, cook-outs or other personal celebrations. While we are a nation of freedom, we are also one where more … Continue reading 4 ways to eat healthy on the Fourth of July