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
Just days ago, it was reported that more measles cases were discovered in Tarrant County, only heightening the awareness of the recent spread of one of the most contagious diseases known to man. Nearly 21 measles cases have been linked to North Texas counties in only a few short weeks. Should we be worried? The … Continue reading Measles Outbreak in North Texas: How To Protect Yourself
Diabetes is becoming a more common term because, unfortunately, it is projected that around 8.3 percent of the entire U.S. population has diabetes. Of the 8.3 percent, nearly seven million are unaware. So how can we change that? We can start with education. We sat down with Folashade Lester, M.D., a family medicine physician on the … Continue reading Diabetes Education for North Texans
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
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?
Chances are you have probably heard of or seen gluten-free foods on the news or at a local grocery store or restaurant. Although likely genetic, it seems that more individuals are opting for gluten-free food options because they are alerted to a risk of having celiac disease. Celiac disease (also called celiac sprue) is a dietary … Continue reading Should You Go Gluten-Free?
As must as we wish we could, we can’t change our genes. We can’t change what diseases could be hereditary or what conditions we are more prone to. But there is hope for all of us. We can change what we eat. What you decide to eat every day plays a major role in determining … Continue reading Remember the 3 P’s for a Healthier Life
The thunderstorm that swept through North Texas yesterday caught many off-guard, including myself. I was sitting at my desk inside one of the downtown Dallas skyscrapers when I heard a crack of lightning and a few gasps coming from coworkers. I walked to the nearest window only to gaze out into a dark, gloomy and … Continue reading Be Prepared for North Texas Storms
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
It’s that time of the year again. The weather is getting warmer and we’re getting excited for the summer. As we all venture outside, our pesky mosquito friends do the same. After a record-setting 2012 West Nile season, how can you be prepared for what’s next? In 2012, Texas was among the 13 states with … Continue reading Mosquito-Proof Your Life Before West Nile Season