Flu season is just getting underway. So, what better time to discuss the myths, dangers, prevention tactics and tell-tale signs of the virus? I sat down with my panel of experts: Roger Khetan, MD, and Rainer Khetan, MD, internal medicine specialists on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, about all these … Continue reading What you need to know about the flu
It’s State Fair time here in Dallas-Fort Worth, and that usually means one thing: outrageous fried foods! Every year cooks from around the state compete to come up with the most creative and inventive fried concoctions in hopes of winning the big prize at the Big Tex Choice Awards. In years past, these culinary creatives … Continue reading State Fair fried foods: Are they worth the fat and calories?
The shootings yesterday in the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. have again had Americans glued to the TV and Internet to watch a tragedy unfold real time in front of their eyes. According to an article on CNN, the person believed to be responsible for the shooting reportedly had posttraumatic stress disorder or PTSD. So … Continue reading PTSD: The Effect on The Navy Yard Gunman and The Public
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Why are diseases like pertussis (whooping cough) and measles making a comeback? Many in North Texas have been surprised to find out that right here in the Metroplex we have seen a huge outbreak of these two diseases with whooping … Continue reading WATCH: What’s Behind Recent Measles and Whooping Cough Outbreaks in North Texas?
This week was National Suicide Prevention Week, and the Level 1 Trauma Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas had a special focus on suicide prevention to reduce injury. On average, one person dies by suicide every 16 minutes, and suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-old Americans. A study published … Continue reading The Third-Leading Cause of Death for 15 to 24-Year-Olds
Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend, and for good reason. The furry friends have a way of turning a frown upside down faster than you can say, “Go fetch!” They have an innate ability to warm the heart, so it only makes sense that these canine companions be incorporated into our healing processes. … Continue reading Animal Assisted Therapy: Patient Care Courtesy of Canines
Wash those fruits and vegetables. That’s the latest recommendation from experts regarding the prevention of the new stomach bug, cyclospora, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic parasite cyclospora cayetanensis that is circulating around the country this summer. At last count, this severe stomach illness has been reported in 11 states and has sickened more than … Continue reading 3 Things You Need to Know About the New Cyclospora Illness
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Did you hear the news about Angelina Jolie? She recently announced in the New York Times that she tested positive for the BRCA-1 genetic mutation which dramatically increases her risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. Given that information, she … Continue reading WATCH: Explaining the Reasons Behind Angelina Jolie’s Decision