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
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?
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Some people are calling statins, a class of medications that lower bad (LDL) cholesterol, the greatest drug breakthrough since Penicillin. Others though, are cautioning about the overuse of these drugs and potential side effects. With new guidelines recommending an increase … Continue reading WATCH: The Greatest Drug Breakthrough Since Penicillin?
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. It may be the middle of flu season, but there is another infection that millions of Americans are at risk for (or may already have) that can have serious consequences. Cherese Wiley, MD, internal medicine physician on the Baylor University … Continue reading WATCH: Hepatitis C Now More Treatable than Ever
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Asthma is often thought of as a childhood disease, and while it may occur more frequently in children, it can strike at any age. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 30 million Americans have asthma. Even … Continue reading WATCH: How The Rules of Two® Can Help Asthma Sufferers
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. In October, we heard a lot about breast cancer. This month, prostate cancer is the hot topic. Yet, each year more Americans die from lung cancer than both these cancers combined. A big reason why is because lung cancer usually … Continue reading WATCH: Low Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer
Flu season is just getting underway. So, what better time to discuss the myths, dangers, prevention tactics and tell-tale signs of the virus? I sat down with my panel of experts: Roger Khetan, MD, and Rainer Khetan, MD, internal medicine specialists on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, about all these … Continue reading What you need to know about the flu
Whether you love your job or hate it, chances are that it’s a source of stress in your life to some degree or another. But workplace stress isn’t something that can just weigh heavily on your mind, but on your company’s bottom line as well. According to a recent study, work is the number one … Continue reading Coping with stress in the workplace
We’ve all heard of the term “burning fat” at some point or another. Chances are, we’ve probably all tried to do that in an effort to drop a few pounds or even more. If you have, you must have wishes that there was a way to turn up the “burner” to get results quicker. According … Continue reading Has The Holy Grail of Weight Loss Been Discovered?
If you’re in North Texas, there’s a good chance that you’re stuck in traffic, especially around rush hour. It’s annoying. It’s frustrating. It’s stressful, and it doesn’t stop there. According to a new study, if you live in a high-traffic area then your mental health might be affected. I sat down with NewsRadio 1080 KRLD … Continue reading Why Sitting in Traffic is Bad For Your Health