Pertussis Outbreak: Why Children and Adults Should Get the Vaccine

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

Oklahoma Tornadoes a Reminder About Hospital Disaster Preparedness

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

Ovarian Cancer’s Vulnerability Exposed: Clinical Trial Offers New Hope

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

Combating cancer: What’s your number?

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?