If you’re in North Texas, there’s a good chance that you’re stuck in traffic, especially around rush hour. It’s annoying. It’s frustrating. It’s stressful, and it doesn’t stop there. According to a new study, if you live in a high-traffic area then your mental health might be affected. I sat down with NewsRadio 1080 KRLD … Continue reading Why Sitting in Traffic is Bad For Your Health
If you or a loved one is having a heart attack, don’t drive to the hospital. I repeat: “Do not drive to the hospital”. Call 911 immediately. That advice may seem like common sense, but studies have found about 50 percent of heart attack patients either drive themselves or have someone drive them to the … Continue reading Having a Heart Attack? What You Can Learn From One Patient’s Close Call
All of us here in Dallas-Fort Worth are still grieving from the news that Kidd Kraddick, our beloved legendary radio personality, passed away suddenly this weekend while at a New Orleans golf tournament to raise money for his charity, Kidd’s Kids. Although it was initially reported that Kraddick may have experienced a brain aneurysm, the … Continue reading Kidd Kraddick’s Sudden Death Leaves Many Questions About Heart Disease
If there is any headline that will catch my attention or scare the triple-decker burger or beer right out of my hand, it’s: “DEAD AT 50 FROM HEART ATTACK,” and when you hit 34-years old, like I did recently, this really starts to catch your attention. A few weeks ago, we all saw this headline again. This … Continue reading Talking Health With Men: Understanding the Language of Cavemen
Do you have brothers or sisters? If so, you know all about sibling rivalry. At some point along the way, you probably realized that the oldest usually finds a way to come out on top. While being the first-born may have its perks, when it comes to your health, it also may have some big … Continue reading More to Sibling Rivalry: Greater Health Concerns Among First-borns
As must as we wish we could, we can’t change our genes. We can’t change what diseases could be hereditary or what conditions we are more prone to. But there is hope for all of us. We can change what we eat. What you decide to eat every day plays a major role in determining … Continue reading Remember the 3 P’s for a Healthier Life
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. But it is also one of the most preventable diseases. “It’s human nature to assume that nothing’s going to happen to you,” said Scott & White cardiologist, John P. Erwin, III, MD, FACC. “But eventually we … Continue reading Is your lifestyle, health problems putting you at risk of having a heart attack?
A middle-aged man collapses in his home after complaining of chest pains. After calling 9-1-1, his wife is instructed to begin Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR. In years past, the operator on the other line would have told the woman to practice the ABCs of CPR—Airway, Breathing, Compressions. But after studying efficacy data, the American Heart … Continue reading Chest Compressions Key to Survival in Cardiac Arrest Victims
Most of us have experienced that burning sensation in our chests at one time or another. You eat a big, spicy meal and chalk it up to heartburn and turn to some over the counter remedies to take care of it. But what happens when it’s more than that? Could you tell the difference between … Continue reading Heart attack or heartburn?