Maskne: How to stop breaking out under your face mask

In light of COVID-19, wearing a face mask has become a top-priority safety measure for ourselves and our neighbors, but what can this mean for your skin? You may find that frequent mask wearing is creating or worsening a new skin problem — acne under the mask, or “maskne.” Follow along for some dermatologist-approved tips and … Continue reading Maskne: How to stop breaking out under your face mask

Baylor Scott & White Health recognized as 2020 “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”

For ER radiology technician Paul Petter, hearing loss had simply become a fact of life. After an infection ruptured his right ear drum more than 20 years ago, he underwent multiple restorative surgeries, but nothing seemed to help. Despite his impaired hearing, Paul was able to perform his duties as a radiology technician by relying … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White Health recognized as 2020 “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”

How to get virtual concussion treatment at home

Over the past few months, healthcare providers across the globe were forced to adapt quickly in order to continue caring for our patients in a safe and secure environment amid COVID-19. At the Baylor Scott & White Sports Concussion Program, we quickly turned to modern technology to transform the delivery of concussion care.  Months later, we … Continue reading How to get virtual concussion treatment at home

Antibodies: What are they and how are they used in COVID-19 research and treatment?

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, the term “antibodies” was tucked into the various conversations about vaccines and treatment options that swirled through public and scientific communities alike. Could they help treat the sick? When could they be retrieved from recovered COVID-19 patients? How should they be administered? The conversations and possibilities often outpaced the … Continue reading Antibodies: What are they and how are they used in COVID-19 research and treatment?

How to say “no” to gatherings you’re not comfortable with

A good portion of my energy these days is spent ruminating on what to say when invited to a family or friend in-person gathering. I’m finding it increasingly difficult to balance this fine — but extremely important — line of physical distancing, or social distancing. And I’m not the only one! I find that my … Continue reading How to say “no” to gatherings you’re not comfortable with

Feeling burned out? Try these 4 strategies to re-charge your workday

In the 1970’s, Dr. Herbert Freudenberger coined the term “burnout” to describe the consequences of severe stress, exhaustion and combined physical symptoms. As COVID-19 has made its impact on a biological scale, the social implications are also becoming evident.  Workplace re-entry is becoming more common and my patients often inquire about ways to deal with employment burnout. … Continue reading Feeling burned out? Try these 4 strategies to re-charge your workday

To go or not to go? Weighing the COVID-19 risk of common activities

As we all become more and more eager to press “play” and get back to our lives, it can be tricky to decide which activities or events are safe and which ones you’re better off skipping. While turning down invitations and canceling long-held plans can be disappointing, remember that social distancing is for your protection. … Continue reading To go or not to go? Weighing the COVID-19 risk of common activities