Baylor Scott & White Health, the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Department of State Health Services are training physicians to use eTobacco, a smoking and tobacco-cessation initiative that connects a patient’s electronic medical records (EMR) with a state-funded program called Quitline. There is a Quitline in every U.S. state, funded by the … Continue reading ETobacco program uses EHR to help smokers quit
During February, our thoughts often turn to valentines, chocolates and, for some, heart disease. So many of us try our best to stay healthy but we’re human. We asked several Baylor Scott & White Health physicians for practical heart healthy advice to keep us thinking about ways we all can lessen the likelihood of developing heart … Continue reading Heart healthy perspective from Baylor Scott & White doctors
Lung cancer can be a devastating diagnosis. Fortunately, there is a new diagnostic test now available for people at the highest risk of developing lung cancer. Jerry Barker, MD, a radiation oncologist at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, answers some commonly asked questions about lung cancer. What is lung cancer? Lung cancer is … Continue reading What you might not know about lung cancer
Heart hazards and conditions can be tough news to receive and even harder to manage, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Do you feel overwhelmed by the road bumps that could lie ahead? Take heart: A few preventative measures can reduce your overall cardiac risk and help keep your heart healthy for the long … Continue reading The Path to Heart Hazard Prevention
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Asthma is often thought of as a childhood disease, and while it may occur more frequently in children, it can strike at any age. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 30 million Americans have asthma. Even … Continue reading WATCH: How The Rules of Two® Can Help Asthma Sufferers
What started in Asia as a fad (where many of the devices are manufactured), has since moved into the mainstream, Western commercial world. Tobacco giants hungrily eye the potential of e-cigarettes that are purposed to be safer than the real stuff, but still deliver the nicotine “kick” that so many smokers are hooked on. That’s … Continue reading Are E-Cigarettes Here to Stay?
Many of the same habits that can help prevent “the big C” can also aid in warding off a recurrence. For Phil Waigand, a cancer diagnosis wasn’t part of the game plan. In 2009, Wiaigand, now 65, was living his dream, running a therapeutic horseriding program that helps people with disabilities gain greater independence. But … Continue reading 4 Strategies From The “Cancer Survival Guide”
I’ve never met anyone that wants to be diagnosed with cancer, so it’s surprising when it seems that only a few know about cancer prevention. There are a few steps we can all take to cut our risk of getting cancer. It’s really not that difficult. See for yourself: 1. Tackle your tobacco habit If … Continue reading 6 steps to cut your cancer risk