Knee pain can be a very debilitating and life-altering problem for today’s active adult. Knee pain can creep up slowly over time or literally bring you to your knees in an instant. The causes of knee pain can vary from a torn ligament to arthritis. So, how do you know what the problem is? Sometimes it can … Continue reading Knee pain: Is it arthritis, or is something torn?
A curved back is often called many names — some people will refer to it as a curve, a hump, an “S shape” or scoliosis, the technical term for a sideways curvature of the spine. Often times, different forms of spinal malalignment will be referred to simply as scoliosis and in most instances, there is … Continue reading Curved back: Treatment options for adult scoliosis
As a parent, it feels like a huge success when you finally hit your stride and have somewhat of a routine down with your new baby. Unfortunately, this can all come crashing down once those first teeth start to make their appearance. Let’s talk about a few normal things that can occur during the teething … Continue reading The teething phase: What to expect and how to soothe sore gums
Morning sickness. Heartburn. Tearing up for no reason. Strange food cravings. Most women who have been pregnant know some or all these symptoms well. As an OB/GYN who specializes in maternal-fetal medicine and a mom, I am quite familiar with them myself. I also know that they are generally nothing to worry about. Most pregnant … Continue reading Pregnant? 6 abnormal signs you should call your doctor
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, it is imperative for us to keep a watchful eye on how the virus is affecting our communities and our own health. After all, this virus is still around and still highly contagious. Safety — both our own and that of those around us — should … Continue reading COVID-19 self-monitoring symptom checklist
Let’s face it — pain is subjective and therefore, difficult to quantify. When experiencing female pelvic pain, many women find it challenging to figure out what is causing their pain and why. Is it indicative of a pathologic process like endometriosis or simply part of a normal process like menstruation? As an OB/GYN at Baylor Scott & White … Continue reading Female pelvic pain: Is it endometriosis?
A COVID-19 diagnosis can seem overwhelming at first. It is normal to have concerns and questions about how to care for yourself or a loved one, especially with this illness being new to our communities. But rest assured that you are not alone — we can help. If you find yourself or a loved one … Continue reading What to expect while recovering from COVID-19
Having a fever can leave you feeling miserable, hot and sweaty — and worried. How high is too high? When is it time to call the doctor? What do these numbers even mean? We tend to fear fevers. However, a fever generally means your immune system is doing its job by fighting off infection. A … Continue reading Fever 101: What to do and when to worry
Most men don’t like to talk about their prostate gland. Some avoid it at all costs, but with one in six U.S. men developing prostate cancer in his lifetime, it’s a topic worth discussing. It’s one of the most common cancers in men; in fact, a man is 35 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer … Continue reading 5 things every man should know about his prostate