This week, mega star Tom Hanks revealed he has type 2 diabetes on the Late Show with David Letterman. According to Hanks, he has had borderline high blood sugar levels since the age of 36 and finally “graduated” to full-blown type 2 diabetes. To look at Tom Hanks, he doesn’t seem like your average candidate … Continue reading Tom Hanks Reveals Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis
It’s State Fair time here in Dallas-Fort Worth, and that usually means one thing: outrageous fried foods! Every year cooks from around the state compete to come up with the most creative and inventive fried concoctions in hopes of winning the big prize at the Big Tex Choice Awards. In years past, these culinary creatives … Continue reading State Fair fried foods: Are they worth the fat and calories?
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Why are diseases like pertussis (whooping cough) and measles making a comeback? Many in North Texas have been surprised to find out that right here in the Metroplex we have seen a huge outbreak of these two diseases with whooping … Continue reading WATCH: What’s Behind Recent Measles and Whooping Cough Outbreaks in North Texas?
What does Rob Lowe know about fighting breast cancer? Sadly, more than anyone should ever have to. He not only lost his mother to the disease, but his grandmother and great-grandmother as well. He has been on a personal crusade ever since to raise breast cancer awareness. Rob Lowe served as the keynote speaker at the … Continue reading 3 Breast Cancer Lessons Learned from Rob Lowe
All of us here in Dallas-Fort Worth are still grieving from the news that Kidd Kraddick, our beloved legendary radio personality, passed away suddenly this weekend while at a New Orleans golf tournament to raise money for his charity, Kidd’s Kids. Although it was initially reported that Kraddick may have experienced a brain aneurysm, the … Continue reading Kidd Kraddick’s Sudden Death Leaves Many Questions About Heart Disease
All eyes are on the royal family as the world watches with bated breath for the arrival of the next Prince or Princess of Cambridge. According to media reports, Duchess Catherine’s due date was estimated to be around mid-July with some reports speculating the actual date as July 13. Others claim July 19. Because of this … Continue reading Royal Baby Watch: What Does It Mean To Be ‘Overdue?’
As word about the new SARS-like MERS-CoV virus (Middle East Respiratory Virus, a type of coronavirus) spreads across the globe, many of us may be feeling a little concerned. I don’t know about you, but every time a virus like this breaks out I am haunted by scenes from the movies Contagion and Outbreak. Viruses can … Continue reading How Worried Should You Be About The New SARS-like Coronavirus?
After yesterday’s deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, we’re all thinking about and praying for the people in that community and across the state, as they try to recover from this devastating tragedy. In light of this event and the impending severe weather the North Dallas area may be facing today, now is a good time to … Continue reading Oklahoma Tornadoes a Reminder About Hospital Disaster Preparedness
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Did you hear the news about Angelina Jolie? She recently announced in the New York Times that she tested positive for the BRCA-1 genetic mutation which dramatically increases her risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. Given that information, she … Continue reading WATCH: Explaining the Reasons Behind Angelina Jolie’s Decision
Since five living presidents are in Dallas today for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the Southern Methodist University campus, we decided to take a walk down memory lane in our photo archives to revisit some of our most well known presidential visits throughout the years. In 1954, Baylor University Medical Center … Continue reading Baylor’s Place in Presidential History