What started in Asia as a fad (where many of the devices are manufactured), has since moved into the mainstream, Western commercial world. Tobacco giants hungrily eye the potential of e-cigarettes that are purposed to be safer than the real stuff, but still deliver the nicotine “kick” that so many smokers are hooked on. That’s … Continue reading Are E-Cigarettes Here to Stay?
Ah , summer: A time for hiking, biking, picnicking and, for the many people living with asthma, concern. But an asthma diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the great outdoors. Stay active and safe by following these tips from Mark Millard, M.D., a pulmonologist on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical … Continue reading Dealing with Asthma: Breathe Easy
When I woke up this morning, sneezing. I didn’t need to look at the calendar to know my allergies had returned. The nose knows! Dr. Bobby Lanier, an allergist on the medical staff at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth breaks down all the why’s and how’s of allergies. What are allergies? Allergy … Continue reading Allergies: A Genetic Superiority From Our Ancestors
It’s that time of the year; the flowers are blooming, the grass is turning green, and people who suffer from nasal allergies and sinus pain are struggling to catch their next breath. Many people in North Texas, women in particular, suffer from chronic sinusitis, a common condition that involves the sinuses becoming inflamed and swollen. … Continue reading Sinuses Got You Down This Spring?
Scott & White Allergist, Dr. David Weldon offers tips to dealing with spring allergy symptoms It’s that wonderful time of year again when you’re accompanied by used tissues wherever you go, you have to wear extra makeup to cover up those puffy, allergy eyes and you’re nose resembles a certain red-nosed reindeer. Yep, it’s spring, … Continue reading Stop the stuffy nose and adios those annoying allergies
As the Texas trees begin to bud out, something else is budding in the doctors’ offices: Spring allergies. “I definitely see almost a double of what I saw in the winter,” Dr. Bradley Jones, M.D., an internist on the medical staff at Baylor Medical Center at Irving said. “You can almost set your watch by … Continue reading Spring Allergies Are Blooming
Newly elected Pope Francis has already broken new ground in the world of Roman Catholic leadership: the first pontiff from Latin America, the first taking his name from Francis of Assisi, and medically, the first to have had part of his lung resected when much younger for what is believed to have been a fungal … Continue reading Can Pope Francis Serve With Only One Lung?
Back in the 1980s and 90s, the big fear if you had a blood transfusion was getting HIV/AIDS. Today, your risk of getting HIV from a blood transfusion is about 1 in 2 million. The blood supply has never been safer. Now, the leading cause of transfusion-related death in the United States is TRALI – … Continue reading Scott & White takes precautions to avoid TRALI
Is Your Constant Nose-Blowing And Wiping Just A Cold Or Something Else? You blow your nose, but nothing’s coming out and you still can’t breathe. Your head is pounding and you feel drained. Your symptoms might not be just another cold. You may be suffering from a sinus infection. “Sinus infections overlap with a lot … Continue reading Nobody nose the trouble I’ve seen
With smoking comes many health risks but one of the most serious is Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease that over time, makes it hard to breathe. The coughing, wheezing and even chest pain are common symptoms in those suffering from COPD. Although these symptoms may seem minor, COPD is actually the third … Continue reading COPD: A keen killer of smokers and thousands