Pancreatitis: How drinking too much may affect you

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. Your pancreas is a fleshy organ located in the center of your gut. The pancreas’s job is to make digestive chemicals to turn whatever you eat into something that can be absorbed. Your pancreas also produces insulin. Dawn Sears, MD, Gastroenterologist at Scott & White Healthcare, discusses pancreatitis and … Continue reading Pancreatitis: How drinking too much may affect you

National Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week

“People always hear ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’, but drinking and boating can be just as dangerous,” says Dr. Laura Petrey on the medical staff in the trauma center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has designated the week before Memorial Day as National Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week. … Continue reading National Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week