Gerard Claiborne — also known as “Big G Da Barber” — has an ambition and a vision for barber, beauty and nail shops that extends well beyond grooming. He believes barbers and beauticians should serve as healthcare “second responders” who can perform first aid, CPR and critical health screenings for their customers. Gerard works a … Continue reading How barber shops are combatting high blood pressure in South Dallas
I don’t know what you picture when you hear “breast cancer patient,” but I’d be willing to bet it isn’t me — a 58-year-old male. The truth you might not realize is that breast cancer affects men, too. It all started when I found a lump under my shoulder blade. It seemed strange but at … Continue reading Men get breast cancer, too
Essential oils have become increasingly popular over the last decade, with uses ranging from aromatherapy to cleaning products. But a recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that compounds in essential oils, such as lavender and tea tree oil, may contain hormone-disrupting properties for young boys. According to the study, conducted by … Continue reading Are essential oils dangerous?
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series of breaking and timely health news. Recently, David Winter, MD, Rainer Khetan, MD, and Roger Khetan, MD, all internal medicine physicians on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, sat down to discuss the age old question: “Why is it so hard to … Continue reading Man Up and Go to the Doctor
Did you know that women account for 70 percent of hip fractures? While you can’t change risk factors like genetics, you can still do plenty of things to protect your bones. Here are four ways to get “hip” on fracture prevention: 1. LIVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE A balanced diet high in calcium and vitamin D along … Continue reading 4 Ways to Get Hip on Fracture Prevention
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
Who says guys don’t care about health? Nearly 300 men came out to Baylor Health Care System’s “It’s a Guy Thing” event in Grapevine to get free screenings and get their health questions answered. That was just one of the locations across the Metroplex. And the men came prepared – many with questions like: “What’s my … Continue reading Staying Healthy: It’s a Guy Thing
I remember seeing the hallway light creep into my bedroom. It was 3:30 in the morning and I knew it meant my Dad was up again. It wasn’t anything new, I had seen that light turn on a lot overnight in recent weeks. I was 13-years-old and sometimes as teenagers, we don’t always catch on when … Continue reading Dad’s rheumatoid arthritis reveals the best and worst that life offers
Can you imagine rushing into a burning house to save a family inside? Can you imagine the chaos, the stress, the pressure you would feel? Now imagine doing those things after recovering from a heart attack or other cardiovascular event. That’s what happened to Brian Stokes, a Chicago firefighter and the subject of our new … Continue reading Return to Work Lab: A Firefighter’s Story
It’s always interesting what medical studies can uncover. Here are a few that I’ve found recently that are pretty interesting. More Americans Successfully Managing Diabetes, Diabetes Care Women at Greater Risk for Hip Implant Failure, JAMA Internal Medicine Vitamin D Doesn’t Help Kids Do Better in School, Study Finds, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health … Continue reading Marriage Linked to Heart Disease?