As we watch the numbers of COVID-19 cases in Texas rise, it is important to emphasize what we ourselves can do to minimize the spread of this virus. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Masks are the key. You might be thinking, “Here we go again. I’ve heard this a million times,” … Continue reading It’s time to mask up, Texas
Update: In addition to cough, fever and shortness of breath, possible symptoms of COVID-19 have been expanded to also include sore throat, weakness, muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of smell or taste, and chills. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please access the free screening questionnaire via MyBSWHealth. Is someone in your household experiencing … Continue reading How to care for someone in your household with COVID-19
As uncertainty about COVID-19 and new rhythms of daily life sweep households across the nation, conversations around food safety have taken precedence for many of us. Amid this period of social distancing, our go-to restaurants and favorite fast-food chains have resorted to delivery, “to-go only” and drive-thru alternatives to keep afloat. But is ordering takeout … Continue reading Takeout food and package delivery: Is it safe?
Most people who become ill with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will experience mild symptoms and can recover fully at home, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you’re experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms, we recommend you complete the free COVID-19 screening questionnaire available inside MyBSWHealth and call your doctor. Unless your doctor … Continue reading How to treat mild COVID-19 symptoms at home
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