Talking about cancer on WFAA’s ‘Two Chairs’ series

As part of his continuing “Two Chairs” series, veteran WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reporter David Schechter has interviewed random strangers about domestic violence, drunk driving, love and murder. This week, he shot his latest installment at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, as part of a series of reports surrounding the Hope Murals Project. The … Continue reading Talking about cancer on WFAA’s ‘Two Chairs’ series

Hope Mural painting underway at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center

More than 100 people today helped paint a mural at the Baylor Dallas campus in support of those touched by cancer. The work took place at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center as part of the two-day Hope Murals Project, a national competition in its 10th year. Volunteers are painting a large version of … Continue reading Hope Mural painting underway at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center

Curbing the diabetes health crisis in America

There’s some troubling news out this week about the rates of pre-diabetes and diabetes in this country. USA Today reports: “Americans are getting fatter, and older. These converging trends are putting the USA on the path to an alarming health crisis: Nearly half of adults have either pre-diabetes or diabetes, raising their risk of heart attacks, … Continue reading Curbing the diabetes health crisis in America

Cancer journey mural: public invited to help paint

For Mary McIntosh Tepper, the painful journey of her husband’s cancer is captured in her painting of the picturesque Cathedral Rock, near Sedona, Arizona. It was one of Steven Tepper’s favorite places. He traveled there with his wife many times. After Steven, a non-smoker, died in August 2008 of lung cancer, his wife spread his ashes at … Continue reading Cancer journey mural: public invited to help paint

For many patients, life after intensive care includes trauma, nightmares

One intensive care unit patient recalled seeing waves of the open ocean and sensing that someone was underneath her bed at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Another patient, who was treated at a Fort Worth hospital, said she saw helicopters evacuating patients as a tornado approached. For the two women, the memories were painful … Continue reading For many patients, life after intensive care includes trauma, nightmares

Breaking down recommendation to discontinue routine pelvic exams

News this week that routine annual pelvic exams for healthy women may not be necessary is undoubtedly causing confusion for women across the country. As The Los Angeles Times reported on Monday: The routine pelvic exam endured by healthy women at their physician’s office is a yearly ritual that frequently produces pain, anxiety and embarrassment … Continue reading Breaking down recommendation to discontinue routine pelvic exams