For more than seven months, College Station resident Belva Field tolerated the pain in her right hip, knowing the clock was ticking towards hip replacement surgery. For her, waiting a few months was a small price to pay to have her surgery where she wanted it, at the new Scott & White Hospital – College … Continue reading Patient eagerly awaited opening of new College Station hospital
It takes just an instant for a person’s life to change forever. And for Killeen resident Erin Wood, an instant was literally all it took to turn a joy ride into a near fatal accident. With the help of skilled physicians, hard work, determination and a “never give up” attitude, Erin fought back from a … Continue reading Joy ride turns tragic for Killeen resident
Once a taboo subject to talk about in the mainstream media, face lifts are getting more attention as celebrities and non-celebrities come clean and open up about their enhancements. While the term “face lift” has been around for decades, it can sometimes be misleading. Many often lump all facial enhancement procedures under that phrase, but … Continue reading Face lifts: Types and options to help you look your best
It didn’t take long, but now the summer heat is upon us. Whether you are young or young at heart, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. It’s a grim statistic, but skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States1, and one in five people will develop … Continue reading The 411 on Sunblock vs. Sunscreen: Which One Should You Use?
Prostate cancer — it’s a topic that has garnered more and more attention through the years, but that attention seems to be paying off. Death rates for prostate cancer are going down, and due to better screening processes, more men are finding the cancer early, giving them a better chance at fighting the disease. But even … Continue reading Prostate cancer: Separating myths from facts
My husband does it, my parents did it, my dogs did it, even my kids do it, and yes, I too have been guilty on the rare occasion (don’t ask me to define “rare”) of doing it myself. Before your mind gets off on the wrong subject, I’m talking about snoring. I’ve slept many a … Continue reading Snoring – Annoyance or Alarm?
It’s one season women dread and look forward to at the same time. Summer! We dread the “swimsuit season,” but can’t wait to break out one of the all time favorites – the flip flop! We have so many styles and colors to chose from – the casual, chic look; the hanging by the pool … Continue reading Flip flops – friend or foe?
As people get older, there is often one thing at the very bottom of their to-do list, far behind getting a root canal, doing their taxes and all the other joys that come with age — getting a colonoscopy. It’s a dreaded word for the 50+ crowd, and the thought of the procedure brings about … Continue reading Why the dreaded colonoscopy shouldn’t be so dreaded after all
Alcoholism is not a condition that just goes away on its own; it’s a disease that destroys marriages, careers and lives. This is a problem people have faced for centuries, affecting young and old, rich and poor, people from all races and ethnicities around the globe. So why haven’t future generations learned from the mistakes … Continue reading Alcoholism and drug addiction don’t discriminate
Most of us have experienced that burning sensation in our chests at one time or another. You eat a big, spicy meal and chalk it up to heartburn and turn to some over the counter remedies to take care of it. But what happens when it’s more than that? Could you tell the difference between … Continue reading Heart attack or heartburn?