Exercise: A prescription for breast cancer survivors

It has been well established over the last 10 years that exercise is an important prescription for cancer prevention. But for breast cancer survivors, exercise has also been proving itself an integral component of survivorship as well. Exercise may and should become part of your “prescription” management plan as a breast cancer survivor. Studies have …





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Weight loss surgery as a treatment for diabetes

More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and organizations, researchers and health professionals worldwide are working to reverse this epidemic. For those living with diabetes, many have taken medications and tried to improve diet or exercise with little results. For some, a more effective treatment option for controlling diabetes is weight loss. As …





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Still walking & rolling with ‘Walk with a Doc’

On the first Tuesday of every month, you will probably find Kathy Floyd strolling along the walking path at the Baylor Tom Landry Health & Wellness Center. She comes for fitness, some fresh air; but most importantly, she comes here to find common ground. It’s not the beautiful gardens that keeps her coming back, but the people. It’s where …





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Why exercising outdoors may have greater health benefits than an indoor workout

It’s finally springtime, and that means temperatures are warming up and nature is in bloom. It also means that now is the perfect time to get out of that stuffy gym and change up your exercise routine. Here are a few reasons why you should get outside and get moving and how to do it. Reasons …





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Empowering your voice: Therapy for vocal cord dysfunction

In 1983, doctors at the National Jewish Center described a condition that has the potential to mimic asthma. Those findings eventually lead to inaccurate diagnosis and inappropriate, potentially harmful treatment. This condition is called Vocal Cord Dysfunction, or VCD. The condition is characterized by vocal cord closure that usually occurs when you are inhaling. This …





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