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
Scott & White podiatrist Dr. Devall weighs in on the company’s claims, the technology and how to buy and wear shoes responsibly These shoes help your jeans fit better, alleviate pain in your back and feet and improve strength and posture. What person doesn’t want all of those things, especially when exercise is a four-letter … Continue reading Are Toning Shoes All Hype and No Results?
During the week of November 7, Scott & White Healthcare will join the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in recognizing and thanking its 78 nurse practitioners (NPs) for the care they provide to patients at Scott & White facilities. This year’s Nurse Practitioners Week theme, “Everyday Heroes,” reflects not only the clinical care NPs provide, … Continue reading Nurse Practitioners: Partners in health
It is flu season again, and it’s as important as ever to get a flu shot, especially if you are over the age of 50. The most important step a person may take to protect against seasonal influenza can be the first step … to get immunized. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have … Continue reading Flu shots and seasonal influenza
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?
Halloween is looming and for most young children, its the only night of the year when they’re free to roam the streets, visiting strangers homes for tricks and treats. So, whats a parent to do? Encouraging children to stay out of the street, wear reflective clothing, and carry a flash light on Halloween night is … Continue reading Tips for a safe and healthy Halloween
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
“Your heart is a muscle—but it’s not like the other muscles in your body. When you go to the gym, you lift weights to build muscle and get stronger, but it doesn’t work that way with your heart. You don’t want to have a heart required to work against higher resistance. When your heart has … Continue reading Hypertension: “Your arteries are like a hose”
Learn the Responsibilities of Each Doc-In-Training When a patient is admitted to the hospital, the idea of being in a medical environment can be unnerving. That person may be wondering, who are all of these doctors in my room? In a teaching hospital, like Scott & White, there are varying degrees of doctors- in-training, all … Continue reading The Anatomy of a Teaching Hospital
Prostate cancer — it’s a topic that has garnered more and more attention through the years, but that attention seems to be paying off. Death rates for prostate cancer are going down, and due to better screening processes, more men are finding the cancer early, giving them a better chance at fighting the disease. But even … Continue reading Prostate cancer: Separating myths from facts