WATCH: What to Expect After Traumatic Injury

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series of breaking and timely health news. Each year, traumatic injuries (e.g., falls, motor vehicle collisions) account for over 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions across the country. Traumatic injuries often happen when you least expect it, and often times they … Continue reading WATCH: What to Expect After Traumatic Injury

WATCH: Millions of Americans are at risk for this “brain attack”

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Millions of Americans are at risk of stroke – sometimes called a “brain attack” – which can lead to permanent disability and even death. There are two types of stroke: Ischemic stroke is by far the more common type of … Continue reading WATCH: Millions of Americans are at risk for this “brain attack”

WATCH: Treatment Options Help Half a Million Americans Live With This Heart Disease

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Congestive heart failure. Even the name of this chronic heart condition sounds scary. Though heart failure is certainly a very serious disease, advances in prevention and treatment has made it more manageable than ever before. A few decades ago, individuals … Continue reading WATCH: Treatment Options Help Half a Million Americans Live With This Heart Disease

WATCH: The Greatest Drug Breakthrough Since Penicillin?

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Some people are calling statins, a class of medications that lower bad (LDL) cholesterol, the greatest drug breakthrough since Penicillin. Others though, are cautioning about the overuse of these drugs and potential side effects. With new guidelines recommending an increase … Continue reading WATCH: The Greatest Drug Breakthrough Since Penicillin?

WATCH: How The Rules of Two® Can Help Asthma Sufferers

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Asthma is often thought of as a childhood disease, and while it may occur more frequently in children, it can strike at any age. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 30 million Americans have asthma. Even … Continue reading WATCH: How The Rules of Two® Can Help Asthma Sufferers

WATCH: This Might Keep Your Young Athlete Out of Sports

From Pop Warner to the NFL, concussions and head injuries have replaced broken bones and torn ACLs as the top concern of many football moms, dads and players. In this Hangout, Roger Khetan, M.D., Cherese Wiley, M.D., and Jason Wander, M.D., physicians on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center, joined Mark Barisa, neuropsychologist … Continue reading WATCH: This Might Keep Your Young Athlete Out of Sports