Thanks to smartphones and smart appliances, most electronics will automatically make the switch for daylight saving time. But there’s a reason your body doesn’t adapt as easily as your gadgets. Nina Desai, MD, a family medicine physician on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Austin North Burnet said good sleep is … Continue reading Daylight Saving: “Fall back” into a good sleep pattern
Serving others plays a large role in the day-to-day work at Baylor Scott & White Health, but some members of the team go above and beyond to embody the true meaning of serving others in need — even when it takes them to another continent. Lima, Peru, is home to one of the oldest hospitals … Continue reading Cardiac surgeon “Saving Hearts” in home country of Peru
After her doctor found a lump in her breast at age 40, actress Jamie Lee Curtis experienced the same gripping fear that hundreds of thousands of women face each year — the fear that she may have breast cancer. At the 18th annual Celebrating Women luncheon in Dallas, she shared her story with an audience … Continue reading How a breast cancer scare changed Jamie Lee Curtis’ life
There’s a growing health problem among adolescents, one I’ve decided to call “Busy Kid Syndrome.” It’s exactly what it sounds like — when kids’ schedules get so busy with schoolwork and extracurricular activities that they neglect their health. It looks something like this: A 16-year-old boy stays up late doing homework for his advanced classes … Continue reading The alarming health crisis on the rise in today’s teens
Today, more and more women are surviving breast cancer, which means more and more are concerned about what life after treatment looks like. It’s a problem created by our own success — because more women are surviving, we’re now looking for ways to support them as they get back to their lives post-cancer. Fighting cancer … Continue reading 5 things you need to know about pregnancy after breast cancer
In 2017, it is estimated that 30 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancer, and that roughly 1 in 8 women will develop the disease during the course of her lifetime. But behind these breast cancer statistics are real people with real stories. This breast cancer awareness month, we spotlighted the … Continue reading The Faces of Breast Cancer
Whether it’s Halloween around the corner or just swimsuit season, many women are scared to reveal their “spider veins.” Lianne Marks, MD, PhD, FACP, an internist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock said spider veins are more common in women than men, with a ratio of 4-to-1. … Continue reading Spider veins — are they more than just scary?
Up to 15 percent of people will develop gall stones at some point during their lifetime, and four percent of those people will face complications. Gall bladder disease can impact anyone, but there are several factors that have proven to be a good indicator of who is most at risk. Although these four characteristics do … Continue reading Do you have these 4 risk factors of gall bladder disease?
It’s often been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But what about a painting of just one word? What started as a simple art therapy class is now an on-going source of inspiration. Art that inspires When you enter the doors of Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation at Frisco, you are greeted with … Continue reading Rehab patients gain strength, inspire others through art
Diedre Lewis and her sister, Kimberly, were heading down an uncertain path in 2015. Diedre, then 44, was already undergoing treatment for cancer in both breasts when she started looking into how the disease ran through her family tree. She knew, of course, that her mother had breast cancer. Turns out, so did her cousin … Continue reading With genetic testing, sisters take control of breast cancer