Breastfeeding Your Newborn: Common Questions Answered

There are many health benefits of breastfeeding your newborn that can improve the quality of health for both mother and baby, yet the benefits are often misunderstood. So what are the need-to-knows about breast milk? Erin Hamilton-Spence, M.D., a neonatologist on the medical staff at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth sat down with CBS-11 … Continue reading Breastfeeding Your Newborn: Common Questions Answered

Former President George W. Bush’s Heart Procedure Raises Questions for Many on Risk of Heart Disease

Earlier this week, former President George W. Bush underwent a routine physical here in Dallas where his doctors discovered that he may have a blocked artery in his heart. The following morning, the 67-year-old underwent a catheterization procedure to determine the severity of the blockage. During the procedure, it was decided that he needed a … Continue reading Former President George W. Bush’s Heart Procedure Raises Questions for Many on Risk of Heart Disease

Intermittent fasting for weight loss — is it safe?

What are some reasons that people fast? For religious traditions or disciplines? To break eating habits? Intermittent fasting has gained attention recently for claims like weight loss, increased productivity and lower risks of heart disease. But is it safe? What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting is periods of fasting followed by periods of non-fasting. “This is sometimes called the 5-2 diet … Continue reading Intermittent fasting for weight loss — is it safe?

Talking Tobacco With Fifth Graders

What’s the right age to educate students about the repercussions of tobacco use? You’d be surprised how much times change. Baylor Irving and the City of Irving school district’s, “TobaccokNOw” program is normally introduced in 7th grade classrooms to correspond with lesson plans that detail the respiratory system and the effects that tobacco use can have on … Continue reading Talking Tobacco With Fifth Graders