If you have paid attention to the news here in North Texas, you may have seen reports about an outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough (as it’s more commonly known) in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. What’s behind this outbreak? Experts suggest it may be attributed to the recent trend of parents not vaccinating their children. … Continue reading Pertussis Outbreak: Why Children and Adults Should Get the Vaccine
Just days ago, it was reported that more measles cases were discovered in Tarrant County, only heightening the awareness of the recent spread of one of the most contagious diseases known to man. Nearly 21 measles cases have been linked to North Texas counties in only a few short weeks. Should we be worried? The … Continue reading Measles Outbreak in North Texas: How To Protect Yourself
Diabetes is becoming a more common term because, unfortunately, it is projected that around 8.3 percent of the entire U.S. population has diabetes. Of the 8.3 percent, nearly seven million are unaware. So how can we change that? We can start with education. We sat down with Folashade Lester, M.D., a family medicine physician on the … Continue reading Diabetes Education for North Texans
After yesterday’s deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, we’re all thinking about and praying for the people in that community and across the state, as they try to recover from this devastating tragedy. In light of this event and the impending severe weather the North Dallas area may be facing today, now is a good time to … Continue reading Oklahoma Tornadoes a Reminder About Hospital Disaster Preparedness
Targeted therapy for ovarian cancer has been an elusive goal for researchers for many years because ovarian cancer is a heterogeneous disease, exhibiting a plethora of genetic alterations. In a small percentage of patients, the cancer is found to be hereditary. In these patients, mutations in the BRCA gene lead to an increased risk of ovarian, … Continue reading Ovarian Cancer’s Vulnerability Exposed: Clinical Trial Offers New Hope
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?