If you ask the average person what they think an epileptic seizure looks like, most will describe a type of violent, uncontrollable convulsion. While some seizures do involve convulsions, a seizure is not always the same thing as a convulsion. Sometimes, an epileptic seizure may just be “blanking out,” or staring intensely for several seconds … Continue reading National epilepsy awareness month
On Thursday, November 5, 10 victims of the Ft. Hood tragedy were transported to Scott & White Hospital in Temple, TX. In the hours that followed, the hospital was flooded with volunteers ready to donate blood or do whatever they could to help. We would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who have waited … Continue reading Community responds to Fort Hood tragedy
I never really pictured myself as a germaphobe, but lately I’m beginning to wonder if I’m morphing into one. With all the talk of H1N1, I find myself speculating more often than I’d like to about those little germ critters and where they might be lurking. You know you are becoming a little too obsessed … Continue reading When your 3-year-old asks for "antibacterial hand gel"
With a purse-shaped cake and a gathering of loved ones, a woman celebrates her 100th birthday, something she didn’t think she’d see when she was diagnosed with a terminal illness. But thanks to the Scott & White hospice care team, she is able to have her dying wish granted. “If there’s something that a patient … Continue reading Hospice workers help patients maintain their quality of life
Halloween conjures up images of pumpkin buckets overflowing with candy, door-to-door trick-or-treating and costumed children. With the spread of H1N1, the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and concerns about kids’ general safety on Halloween night, parents are looking for healthy and safe ways to celebrate the holiday. The following are tips for a healthy, yet … Continue reading Keep your kids safe and healthy this Halloween
Wear pink! Every October the pink ribbons come out in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer remains to be the most common cancer among women in the US. Thankfully the death rate from the disease continues to drop, and the number of breast cancer survivors is growing. … Continue reading Facts about breast cancer