Matcha tea. Matcha lattes and smoothies. Matcha muffins. From trendy wellness blogs to health clubs to your local grocer, it seems this matcha craze can be found just about everywhere. Although matcha has been around for nearly 1,000 years, it experienced a surprising surge in popularity around 2013 — and its presence continues to grow. … Continue reading The science behind matcha powder: How healthy is it, really?
It’s time we talk openly about a condition that affects more women than you might realize — postpartum depression. It often starts something like this… Here you are. Mother of two. Living the dream. Two weeks ago, you delivered your second baby, your newest miracle. Of course, you aren’t sleeping well, but that you … Continue reading How to recognize the signs of postpartum depression
Thanks to the keto diet, Whole 30 and other “fad diets,” the majority of our nutrition-related conversations tend to revolve around macronutrients — carbohydrates, fats and proteins — as well as added sugar and highly-processed foods. (All good things to pay attention to.) But what about dietary fiber? I’d venture to guess that you don’t … Continue reading Is fiber the secret to a healthier gut?
After decades of viewing daily low-dose aspirin as the standard recommendation for preventing cardiovascular disease, it seems the time for change has come. There has been ongoing discussion and study about the value of aspirin for over 30 years in both the treatment and prevention of heart and vascular diseases. For years, doctors prescribed aspirin for … Continue reading Why a healthy lifestyle (not a daily aspirin) is key to preventing heart disease
In A Leadership Perspective, Baylor Scott & White Health leaders share insights on healthcare industry trends, current issues and best practices. As Chief Diversity Officer for Baylor Scott & White, Guwan Jones is a big believer in the power of listening. In her leadership of our organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts, she makes it her mission … Continue reading Why diversity matters in healthcare: Q&A with Chief Diversity Officer Guwan Jones
Would you be surprised to hear that almost half of all colorectal cancer diagnoses could be prevented with simple lifestyle changes? As colon cancer is on the rise among younger populations, it’s time to take a closer look at how we’re living. It’s those little choices we make every day that determine our future health. … Continue reading 7 simple steps to lower your risk of colon cancer
The joy of pursuing pregnancy can quickly morph into frustration, as the days turn into weeks and months of waiting and hoping. You may be ready to make that leap into parenthood — but your body might not be. Have you been attempting to conceive a pregnancy? Do you feel like it is never going … Continue reading How to cope with the emotional stress of infertility
At 35 years old, I defined myself as a mortgage analyst, wife and mother. I never expected to add colon cancer survivor to that list, especially at this age. But I soon found myself part of the “invisible generation” of cancer patients — too old for pediatrics, but too young for traditional adult cancer care. … Continue reading I’m part of the “invisible generation” of young adults with cancer
Being born into poverty, growing up with curtailed opportunities for education and employment, living in a disadvantaged neighborhood — these factors, called social determinants of health, are like the cards you’re dealt in a game of poker. It’s hard to win if the deck is stacked against you. Social determinants of health are the economic … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White addresses social determinants of health through community volunteer initiative
It’s easy to glorify busy. With time being our most limited and precious resource, establishing a relationship with a primary care physician might not be at the top of your list. Whether you are a working parent, a senior with limited access to transportation or an otherwise “healthy” millennial, I’ve heard many reasons why people … Continue reading Millennials, don’t overlook your need for primary care