Chronic heartburn linked to one of the fastest-growing cancers in America

We all experience the occasional bout of heartburn, or acid reflux, especially after a particularly large or fatty meal. Although uncomfortable, that burning sensation in your chest likely doesn’t cause much concern. But did you know that heartburn has actually been linked to esophageal cancer? Chronic heartburn, often caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, … Continue reading Chronic heartburn linked to one of the fastest-growing cancers in America

How barber shops are combatting high blood pressure in South Dallas

Gerard Claiborne — also known as “Big G Da Barber” — has an ambition and a vision for barber, beauty and nail shops that extends well beyond grooming. He believes barbers and beauticians should serve as healthcare “second responders” who can perform first aid, CPR and critical health screenings for their customers. Gerard works a … Continue reading How barber shops are combatting high blood pressure in South Dallas

Activated charcoal: 4 things to know about this skincare trend

You may be seeing more and more products on the shelf touting “activated charcoal” as an ingredient, from supplements and drinks to cleansers and facemasks. Recently popular for its supposed detoxifying and purifying abilities, activated charcoal has actually been used for years in emergency rooms to treat specific types of issues including drug overdoses. Because … Continue reading Activated charcoal: 4 things to know about this skincare trend

Tackling social determinants of health outside the hospital walls

It was clear the 63-year-old Irving man at a Baylor Scott & White community clinic needed help — and that his diabetes wasn’t the only problem at hand. Clinic personnel noted that he seemed disconnected with the outside world and lacked social support. Concerned, one of the clinic’s community health workers asked if she could … Continue reading Tackling social determinants of health outside the hospital walls

Sit less, move more: 5 ways to squeeze more physical activity into your day

Let’s talk about exercise. Maybe you love it, maybe you tolerate it, maybe the mere mention of it draws a cringe. We all know the value of exercise but turning that knowledge into action can be a challenge. But did you know that simply moving more throughout the day can actually improve your health? This … Continue reading Sit less, move more: 5 ways to squeeze more physical activity into your day