Driving to work this morning, I heard a rooster crow. Yes, in Dallas, I heard this sound loud and clear. Maybe you don’t know this, but roosters have been “outlawed” in Dallas in 1999 as a means to curb cockfighting. Since this cheerfully loud sound made me smile, I hope this outlawed rooster is not … Continue reading What’s Next For The Injured Victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing?
I’ve always wanted to write a blog post, titled “Guilty Pleasures!” I hate to disappoint, but this is not the start of my romance novel writing career. Instead, I’m going public: I love Cheetos! Health blogger Dr. Jane Sadler recently admitted in her Dallas Morning News blog that she loves them too. I just had … Continue reading Guilty Pleasures From Vending Machines
Four times a week Karen Goldthwaite turns into a fish as she glides through the pool. Wearing a brightly colored swimsuit, she uses different strokes and water exercise tools to vary her routine as she swims a mile to 1.5 miles at the Carter Rehabilitation and Fitness Center indoor pool in Fort Worth. In the … Continue reading Kidney Transplant Leads to a Big Splash
One morning driving to work and listening to my favorite radio station, I heard an amusing story about a radio station that inadvertently sent out a public service announcement about a zombie attack. Apparently, the station’s computers had been hacked – apologies followed. No zombies. Here’s another news alert… the robots are coming! Truthfully, the … Continue reading Robots in Operating Rooms 1, 2 and 3
As we get a little older, we may be faced with some medical decisions we never thought about as an active 20-year-old. Yep, joint replacement surgery can happen to the healthiest of us baby boomers. Don’t stop reading because this might be important information sooner than you or I think. Orthopedic surgeons can offer a … Continue reading A Different View of Hip Replacement
I guess I’ll be shopping for more fish based on the recent news story about a Spanish medical study published on the New England Journal of Medicine’s website. The study reveals that the “Mediterranean diet” is superior to low-fat diet in lowering risk of heart disease. Many considered the study to be a landmark. “Heart disease experts said … Continue reading Mediterranean Diet, Here I Come
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?
If you or someone around you had a stroke, would you be able to recognize the signs? When it comes to stroke, time is of the essence. The faster you recognize the warning signs of a stroke and call 9-1-1, the more time doctors have to administer clot-busting drugs or other therapies. These clot-busters help … Continue reading Do you know the warning signs of a stroke? Act F.A.S.T.