Most men are grateful that they don’t have to hassle with applying makeup every morning. They can get dressed, brush their teeth and hair, splash some cold water on their face and be out the door. But when it comes to a male’s morning routine, he may be missing out on some crucial steps to … Continue reading Reaching for the razor? Shaving and skin care for men
Whether it’s Halloween around the corner or just swimsuit season, many women are scared to reveal their “spider veins.” Lianne Marks, MD, PhD, FACP, an internist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock said spider veins are more common in women than men, with a ratio of 4-to-1. … Continue reading Spider veins — are they more than just scary?
Acne can be embarrassing and painful, and in some cases, it can lead to permanent scarring. If you have pimples or irritation on your back and shoulders, you may have back acne. Body or back acne is similar to facial acne with regard to symptoms and treatments, and people who have facial acne may be … Continue reading How to get rid of back acne
If you’ve been outside barefoot or constantly wearing flip flop sandals this summer, you may have dry heels. Give your feet a break from constant exposure, and find ways to treat your dry, cracked heels. John Brust, DPM, a podiatrist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Killeen sees a number … Continue reading Are your cracked heels causing alarm?
One resident of Grand Prairie, Texas gets stopped on occasion. People tell him, “Excuse me, but you look familiar.” That’s when Roger Lopez, 52, pulls out a picture from his wallet. He replies, “You probably recognize this guy.” The photo he carries is of himself, but weighing 335 pounds with nearly a 50-inch waistline. This … Continue reading Weight loss surgery gives Dallas resident new energy, down 130 pounds
Before you have weight loss (bariatric) surgery, you will likely spend time considering your options. Weight loss surgery can help you lose weight while lowering your risk of medical problems commonly associated with obesity. It is an investment in your health and your future, but there are a lot of questions along the way. When … Continue reading Surgical options for weight loss
When the 46-year-old resident of Irving went back to her work as a librarian after the summer break, some students thought the school hired a new librarian. It wasn’t a new librarian; it was still Renee Newry, but she had gastric sleeve weight loss surgery to help improve her health and had lost a significant … Continue reading School librarian enjoying life after weight loss surgery
For nearly 50 years, Luetta Mahavier, 84, has suffered from essential tremors. They started around age 40 and slowly got worse. She began adapting her lifestyle to work around the immense shaking. “I would order things at a restaurant that I knew I wouldn’t need to cut,” Luetta said. “Or I would know where to put my … Continue reading Treating tremors with deep brain stimulation
If you are a woman over 40, you should think about getting your annual mammogram in order to detect signs of breast cancer. Debra L. Monticciolo, MD, FACR, the section chief of breast imaging on the medical staff at Scott & White Clinic – Temple, answers some common questions you may have about mammograms, and … Continue reading What doctors look for in a mammogram
Women have been having babies for centuries, but it wasn’t always as safe as it is today. Years ago, mothers or babies were at risk due to complications or other abnormalities throughout pregnancy. Thanks to advancements, women can now give birth sometimes through a caesarean delivery, or c-section. This is a surgical procedure where an … Continue reading Can I have more children after having a C-section?