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Joe Joseph

J.R. Joseph holds degrees in psychology and communications from Loyola University in New Orleans as well as an MBA from the University of Dallas. He has worked as a writer in the health care field for the past decade.

You can help turn a pet into a partner for the disabled

Whether he’s at home or out running errands, when disabled Army veteran Brian Boone needs help, he knows he can rely on Brindle who is almost always at his side…or rather at his thigh. Brindle isn’t a home health nurse, personal assistant or the latest talking smart phone personality. He’s a highly trained service dog. …

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complex heart transplant

Lymphoma survivor, deemed ‘un-transplantable,’ gets new heart

While most college students spend time ‘finding themselves,’ in 2013, 19 year-old Trenton Cary had a much more pressing search: finding a new heart. In fact, after battling lymphoma a few years prior, it was the second time Cary was in need of a transplantation procedure. Unfortunately, the fact that he had survived cancer less …

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after childhood cancer

Growing up after cancer: With remission comes new life, new challenges

A triumph over cancer is a joyous feat no matter the age of the patient. But when children and teens with cancer overcome their illness, the feat somehow seems even more remarkable. However, a win over cancer in a child’s life does not necessarily mean the end of their concerns and a return to normalcy. …

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North Dallas amputee’s return inspires health care workers

“She is absolutely the strongest woman that we have ever known.” Those are words people might reserve for a grandmother, mother, sister, wife, or close female friend whom they have known for a long time. In this case, though, those are the words that staff at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano used to describe …

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Cardiovascular care services reorganized at Baylor Scott & White Health

With so many treatment options available for cardiovascular conditions, it’s often hard for patients – and sometimes even caregivers – to decide on the approach that best fits. That’s one of the reasons Baylor Scott & White Health has reorganized how cardiovascular care is delivered at its facilities. The goal is to put every patient …

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