Going to the doctor can be an unnerving and intimidating experience for children. Scott & White volunteers are doing their part to make the visit as enjoyable as possible. “When a child visits our hospital or one of our clinics for treatment, we want to provide them with as much comfort and joy as possible … Continue reading Scott & White Children’s BookWell program promotes literacy in children
Written by Jenny Kidd, RD, LD with Julie Couchman The holiday season is just around the corner, and many of us will struggle with unwanted weight gain. As we get into the season, we are faced with countless opportunities to indulge in our favorite treats. We load up our plate with a little of everything … Continue reading Curbing unwanted holiday weight gain
Cyclists from age 14 to 78 are all joining in to exercise, have fun and help their local area as a part of the Scott & White Community Cycling Club. “We wanted to create a group that would promote fitness,” said Robert Reeve, M.D., Director of the division of Sports Medicine, and the club’s president. … Continue reading Cyclists of all ages help to improve their health and community
Snoring, restless legs, tossing, turning, hot, cold. Does this sound like a typical night’s sleep for you? If so, you are among millions of others who don’t get their required eight hours of sleep each night. As a society, we seem busier, life is more hectic and sleep doesn’t seem to be as much of … Continue reading Is a Good Night’s Rest Too Much to Ask For?
Jacqueline Phillips-Sabol, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, exposes some misconceptions about Alzheimer’s and offers a look inside the nerve degenerative disorder to help families better understand what their loved ones are going through. She also discusses the risk factors and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, and the possible treatment options available to those diagnosed with the disorder. Although there is … Continue reading Dr. Phillips-Sabol brings awareness to Alzheimer’s
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