Symptoms of anemia

By Dr. Ananya Mandal, MD Reviewed by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Editor) Anemia due to lack of hemoglobin or RBCs in blood may be an acute (rapid onset) or chronic (slow onset) condition. In drastic blood loss after an injury or major surgery there may be an acute anemia precipitation. In chronic cases there may be […]

3 ways technology in the ER boosts the patient experience

Justin Schrager, MD April 27, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the vital roles effective communication and reliable technology play in the patient journey, starting from the moment a patient is on the way to the emergency department (ED) through to discharge. There are many moving parts during an ED visit, and the […]

The Effective Emergency Treatment of Migraines—Up Close and Personal

We’ve talked about migraines in this space before—what they are, how they can be prevented and treated.  Now we have a real world example of what it is like to be afflicted with and what can be done to treat a migraine. A few days ago, an Instagram poster chronicled her visit to Frontline ER […]

The Health Benefits of Wine

Wine, wine, wine.  What health benefit can an alcoholic beverage provide to me? With every May 25th being National Wine Day, what better time to talk about the benefit of sipping your favorite fruit of the vine or press of the grape. In moderation, of course.  A few things to consider as benefits of a […]

Keeping Women Healthy

With May being Women’s Health Month, let’s take a moment and help keep the women in our life—mom, grandmom, sister, wife, partner, daughter—healthy and with us as long as we can. What should women be doing to maintain and monitor their health?  Let’s start with the basics: Visit your doctor for your annual wellness visit. […]

Go Play Outside!”—Mom

It’s really no coincidence that May is when we celebrate Mother’s Day as well as National Play Outside Day.  Mom was always after us when we were children to “go play outside>” And for good reason: growing bodies need activity as well and good nutrition.  Here are a few reasons to scoot your young’uns out […]

Creating a General Fitness Program for Yourself

With our proximity to Dallas’s White Rock Lake and the trail system, it is a natural to be getting out and enjoying the fresh air.  And exercising. The first Saturday in May is always National Fitness Day.  It is set aside to recognize the importance of physical fitness and how it can change lives. How […]

Work, Injuries, Care and Recovery

“I’ve learned from…injury and come back even more humble.”—Troy Polamalu, former NFL player Injury in the workplace is something to be avoided yet prepared for.  And while most workplaces aren’t NFL fields of play, workplace injuries happen everywhere from offices to construction sites to kitchens. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth […]

Surviving Easter’s Goodies

Easter is always a time of great joy—and sweets!  It is a day of temptation when it comes to our diet. It can be a day of binging on chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks! So, how does one deal with this tsunami of sugar? Moderation, that’s how. And avoiding all of the aspects of treats. […]

The Healthcare Search Game

Finding quality healthcare can be like a shell game.  Or a game of 20 questions.  Or any other guessing game. By using online services like Healthgrades, WebMD, ZocDoc and FindaTopDoc you can read reviews and the backgrounds of physicians and healthcare options.  This gives you a better chance of “winning the game” of finding the […]