Helpful Ways to Reduce the Stress of New Year’s Resolutions

As we round the corner into 2010, the stress of making New Year’s resolutions can be an overwhelming tradition that can sometimes do more harm than good. David R. Blackburn, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, offers some helpful ways to keep from being crushed under the weight of unrealistic personal goals. “Some people make huge resolutions that … Continue reading Helpful Ways to Reduce the Stress of New Year’s Resolutions

New athletic training program helps high school students prevent and treat injuries

Most parents of teenage athletes would probably agree that their biggest concern is their kids getting hurt. While competitive sports and injuries go hand-in-hand, the benefits of participating in sporting activities—being physically fit, being part of a team, achieving goals, developing positive character traits such as perseverance, determination, and discipline—far outweigh the risks for many … Continue reading New athletic training program helps high school students prevent and treat injuries

Scott & White volunteers help Fort Hood families, bring community together

When the families of the Fort Hood victims poured into hospital waiting rooms and hallways on Nov. 5, the Scott & White volunteers sprang into action to make sure they were being taken care of while their loved ones recovered. “After hearing about the tragedy, I said there’s got to be something I can do,” … Continue reading Scott & White volunteers help Fort Hood families, bring community together

Holiday Safety Tips for an Injury-Free Celebration

Every year an estimated 11,000 people are treated in hospital emergency departments because of some type of decoration-related injury, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians. Below are some tips to help you make safe choices when it comes to creating your own winter wonderland. Secure your ladder Bad idea: Hanging your lights while … Continue reading Holiday Safety Tips for an Injury-Free Celebration

What every parent should know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Children and babies are especially vulnerable to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which has symptoms similar to a bad cold, making it tough for parents to determine when to contact their doctor. RSV can lead to more serious problems like pneumonia, so it is important to know the difference. “RSV is a problem that occurs throughout … Continue reading What every parent should know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)