Ebola gets headlines, but flu should remain top concern

Physicians affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health are expressing concerns that the recent wave of hysteria over the Ebola virus might overshadow the flu, which they say remains a serious public health threat. Roger Khetan, MD, said in an interview with WFAA-TV (Channel 8) this week, that he has seen a spike in flu cases in the … Continue reading Ebola gets headlines, but flu should remain top concern

WATCH: What to Expect After Traumatic Injury

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series of breaking and timely health news. Each year, traumatic injuries (e.g., falls, motor vehicle collisions) account for over 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions across the country. Traumatic injuries often happen when you least expect it, and often times they … Continue reading WATCH: What to Expect After Traumatic Injury

WATCH: Millions of Americans are at risk for this “brain attack”

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Millions of Americans are at risk of stroke – sometimes called a “brain attack” – which can lead to permanent disability and even death. There are two types of stroke: Ischemic stroke is by far the more common type of … Continue reading WATCH: Millions of Americans are at risk for this “brain attack”

WATCH: Treatment Options Help Half a Million Americans Live With This Heart Disease

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Congestive heart failure. Even the name of this chronic heart condition sounds scary. Though heart failure is certainly a very serious disease, advances in prevention and treatment has made it more manageable than ever before. A few decades ago, individuals … Continue reading WATCH: Treatment Options Help Half a Million Americans Live With This Heart Disease

Understanding Autism: The Path to Erasing Stigma

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding autism. With the uptick in awareness of autism over the past decade, the discussion has also brought with it much confusion. Parents can easily become overwhelmed when trying to process information, so how … Continue reading Understanding Autism: The Path to Erasing Stigma

WATCH: This Irregular Heart Rhythm Disorder is the Most Common—Can You Prevent It?

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. The big local story in health and sports recently is the collapse of Dallas Stars hockey player Rich Peverley during an NHL game due to an irregular heart rhythm. Some reports indicate that he suffers from atrial fibrillation, or Afib, … Continue reading WATCH: This Irregular Heart Rhythm Disorder is the Most Common—Can You Prevent It?

WATCH: Chest pain? Your next choice could be a lifesaving one

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. In the moments following a suspected heart attack, time begins ticking on your “heart clock”—each tick is another second that your heart goes without adequate blood flow. Because 3,000 to 4,000 individuals die as a result of sudden cardiac death, your … Continue reading WATCH: Chest pain? Your next choice could be a lifesaving one