State Fair fried foods: Are they worth the fat and calories?

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?

WATCH: What’s Behind Recent Measles and Whooping Cough Outbreaks in North Texas?

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?

Kidd Kraddick’s Sudden Death Leaves Many Questions About Heart Disease

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

How Worried Should You Be About The New SARS-like Coronavirus?

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?

Oklahoma Tornadoes a Reminder About Hospital Disaster Preparedness

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

WATCH: Explaining the Reasons Behind Angelina Jolie’s Decision

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