The road to solving our healthcare challenges may seem long and bumpy at times, but an industry-defining collaboration benefiting the employees of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) could be the start of a more common practice for employer healthcare options in Texas. Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance (BSWQA) is joining … Continue reading What the DART collaboration means for healthcare in Texas
As you can tell by my title, I’m not a nurse. I would never consider writing an article about what it’s like to be a nurse. As a chaplain that works closely with nurses, however, I see their dedication and skills and sometimes wish I could be more like them. They get tired, but are … Continue reading 12 things nurses wish their patients knew about them
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?
What makes a good city? Is it the restaurants? The public transportation system or the schools? What about how healthy a city is? For the fifth year in a row, the American College of Sports Medicine has come up with a list of the “fittest” cities in America, also including the “least fit” cities. This … Continue reading Learning From America’s Fittest Cities
Eight weeks after Christy Pfeifer-Gamez gave birth to her fourth child, Lillian, on the Fourth of July, she started feeling ill. One morning she couldn’t even get out of bed. The doctors thought it might be pneumonia. They never expected it to have anything to do with her heart. After all, she was too young … Continue reading The Truth Behind 4 Common Heart Disease Myths
Do you work better with numbers? If you’re left-brain dominant, you probably do unlike your right-brain dominant counterparts who favor visuals. But no matter your brain dominance, we can all agree that numbers can be downright scary, especially for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. To them, numbers mean everything. Numbers are tumor measurements, red … Continue reading Combating cancer: What’s your number?