Allergist offers tips on dealing with cedar allergy season

As we enter winter in Central Texas and Christmas coming soon, one of the biggest problems for allergy sufferers, adults and kids alike, is mountain cedar, which produces pollen in the wintertime and grows plentifully in the hill country. Up to 20 percent of area Texans suffer from cedar pollen allergies. This season is shaping … Continue reading Allergist offers tips on dealing with cedar allergy season

Get out the vote; help land $250,000 grant for Children’s Hospital

You can help the Children’s Hospital at Scott & White raise $250,000 through the Pepsi Refresh Project. It is very easy, and a way to help raise a lot of money to provide special equipment for a new pediatric operating room in the new pediatric hospital. Voting is easy and you can even use your … Continue reading Get out the vote; help land $250,000 grant for Children’s Hospital

Limited Training, Obesity Epidemic Causes High C-Section Rates in First-Time Moms

With my first pregnancy, I tried to do everything right. I ate fresh fruits and vegetables, exercised as regularly as my nausea would allow and I planned for a natural birth. But all of my careful planning and best efforts couldn’t stop me from developing Preeclampsia, a condition that produces dangerously high blood pressures. Going … Continue reading Limited Training, Obesity Epidemic Causes High C-Section Rates in First-Time Moms

Scott & White Alzheimer’s Dementia Director Clears Up Misconceptions About B-12 Study

In the United States, 5.3 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and a new individual is diagnosed with the disease every 70 seconds, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Dementia-related diseases have become a growing problem for people in the U.S. and it’s estimated that by the year 2050, someone will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s … Continue reading Scott & White Alzheimer’s Dementia Director Clears Up Misconceptions About B-12 Study

Facebook vs. Face to Face: Setting Facebook Guidelines for Your Teens

Getting help with homework, receiving moral support from friends, connecting with old classmates who moved away—these are all good things that come from Facebook. But parents need to be aware that this social media form has some social drawbacks. David Blackburn, PhD, Scott & White Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience in the treatment of … Continue reading Facebook vs. Face to Face: Setting Facebook Guidelines for Your Teens