Blood pressure basics: What do "systolic" and "diastolic" mean?

Every time you go to the clinic, you get your blood pressure checked. Those numbers are recorded in your medical record each and every time. What do those numbers mean and why are they important? Your heart pumps blood throughout your body in a system of arteries, veins and capillaries. The force with which that … Continue reading Blood pressure basics: What do "systolic" and "diastolic" mean?

Pack Up the Pizza: Proper Food Storage Techniques

Snacking on pizza that’s been sitting on the counter for hours can make you sick. Resist the temptation to finish off foods that you failed to put away after mealtime, says Vicky Cora, GI Nutrition Support Dietitian. “Food-borne illnesses are caused by different bacteria: salmonella in chicken and poultry, E. coli in vegetables and beef, … Continue reading Pack Up the Pizza: Proper Food Storage Techniques

Scott & White staffers retell tragic story of the November 2009 attack on Fort Hood

Over the past year, Scott & White leadership has been talking about our values and how they form the framework of the culture at Scott & White. Many staff members have shared their ideas on what makes us unique and how each individual impacts the whole. Our culture initiative is centered on unique stories of … Continue reading Scott & White staffers retell tragic story of the November 2009 attack on Fort Hood

Help Your Child Fend Off the Flu with the H1N1 Combo Vaccine and Healthy Hand-washing Habits

It’s here. Flu season. And it’s brought along its friends: coughing, sneezing, body aches and fever. Not only is it a literal pain to your body, it can also be a dangerous gateway for more serious conditions, especially for children. “The most important way you can protect you and your child from getting the flu … Continue reading Help Your Child Fend Off the Flu with the H1N1 Combo Vaccine and Healthy Hand-washing Habits

Physician Assistants: A valuable part of the healthcare team

October 6-12 marks Physician Assistants Week, an observance designed to highlight the contributions of a very important member of the healthcare team. Physician assistants (PAs) are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. They conduct physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret test results, provide preventive care counseling, assist in surgery … Continue reading Physician Assistants: A valuable part of the healthcare team