There are tests for nearly everything in healthcare. Some tell your doctor if you’re likely to develop diabetes or arthritis; others tell of developing cancer in the intestines or breast, and even if a broken bone is healed or should be replaced. But finding out how much blockage you may have in your heart is … Continue reading How a calcium screening can detect risk of heart disease
The Fourth of July is an American holiday dedicated to recognizing our independence both as a nation and a people. Celebrations honoring this day are typically spent amongst family and friends, surrounded by good food at picnics, cook-outs or other personal celebrations. While we are a nation of freedom, we are also one where more … Continue reading 4 ways to eat healthy on the Fourth of July
For a doctor, the hardest conversation you ever have with patients is when you have to tell them, “No, there’s nothing I can do for you.” I went into medicine to make folks better. When you can’t do that, it’s like admitting your own fallibility. You feel you’ve hit a brick wall. Until just a … Continue reading How TAVR has changed patient recovery for those with aortic stenosis
Physicians at Baylor Scott & White Health have new prescription pads in their pockets — they are prescribing exercise by encouraging their patients to come ‘walk (and roll) with a doc’. Swapping white coats for walking shoes, physicians lace up each month, encouraging individuals from the community — and both current and former patients — to join them … Continue reading Walk With a Doc prescribes exercise as medicine
Tomorrow is moving day in Waxahachie. The new $175 million Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie opens on Saturday, when dozens of patients will be transferred from the long-time location at 1405 West Jefferson Street to the new hospital along Interstate 35E near U.S. Highway 287. The facility can be located at 2400 N. Interstate … Continue reading New Baylor Scott & White Waxahachie hospital opens Saturday; watch time-lapse video
When people go in for a routine colonoscopy they may hear the word “polyp” tossed around. If you’re unsure about polyps but were too anxious to ask, we have answers. Scott & White colorectal surgeon Rahila Essani, MD specializes in care relating to the colon and the rectum. She offers some insight about polyps, as … Continue reading Puzzled about polyps?
As a mom, you typically take care of everyone else in the family first. But to continue to play the role of caretaker for years to come, you have to look after yourself, too. In honor of Mother’s Day, give yourself the gift of food health and take the time to schedule these important screenings. … Continue reading The Greatest Gift: Mother’s Day
When you have an appointment at the clinic, a health-care provider often takes your vital signs. Vital signs generally refers to measurement of your body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, weight and height. From the weight and height, your BMI can be calculated. What is BMI and why does your physician monitor it? Catherine McNeal, … Continue reading BMI – What is it and why is it important?
“Does running late count as exercise?” If that’s as close as you get to working out your 30 to 60 minutes a day, five to six times a week, then you might be out of shape. “You’re out of shape if you’re 30% over your ideal body weight or you don’t exercise for at least … Continue reading How to begin an exercise program when you’re out of shape