Conditions & Treatments

Scott & White Pain Clinic might be answer for chronic pain sufferers

If you’ve had a recurring pain for more than three months that is keeping you in bed and out of work, you may need a referral to a pain clinic. But what is a pain clinic and how can it be beneficial? “The ideal pain clinic should treat the whole patient,” said Andrew J. McDavid, …

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Seeking immediate medical treatment could help lower risk of sepsis complications

While watching your favorite hospital drama series on TV, you may have heard the good-looking doctors shout that their patient is “septic,” while other model-looking hospital staff runs into to help. Although sepsis is a dangerous medical condition, it can be prevented and in most cases reversed. Scott & White ICU nurse, Richard Allison, RN, …

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Are my symptoms bad enough for the ER?

Like most emergency room (ER) patrons, you have come to seek immediate medical care at a 24-hour facility. But how does a patient know when it’s appropriate to make use of the emergency room or just wait for your primary care physician to see you? Dorian Drigalla, MD, FACEP, Residency Program director, Department of Emergency …

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Prepping for day surgery: What you need to know before you go

Day Surgery is surgery that doesn’t require staying in the hospital overnight. “With day surgery, it’s been determined that for the particular kind of surgery the patient is having, it’s safe for the patient to go home the same day: there are minimal incisions, less blood loss, no expected complications, and the intensity of the …

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Agonizing over adult acne?

Acne isn’t just for teenagers – many adults have “adult acne”. According to Andrea Henderson, a Skin Care Clinician at the Scott & White Cosmetic Surgery Center, “Hormones, allergies, heredity, rosacea, can all cause acne. It can be dry, sensitive oily, red- everyone is different.  Pin pointing the source can be tricky.“ Managing acne breakouts …

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Why participate in a clinical trial?

By participating in a clinical trial you play an active role in your own health care. You will have access to the latest treatments before they are widely available and most importantly, you’ll help with the advancement of drug development for diseases that affect many people. It is important to understand the risks and benefits …

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