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 […]

The Sisterhood of the ER

It takes a lot of work to realize a career as a physician.  It takes a village, a team, a shared vision.  It’s about knowing what you want to do, then doing it.  It is rare. Now imagine you are a twin. Each of you has a medical degree.  And working, not only in the […]

Imaging and Women’s History Month

What do Women’s History Month and medical imaging have in common? Marie Curie. The first woman to win a Nobel Prize (actually two), Madam Curie was the champion of developing x-ray imaging as well as many cancer treatments. Because of her research and studies we have the modern x-ray machines in use daily around the […]

Common Household Poisons and Their Treatment

Whether you know it or not, there are things in your house right now that could cause you, or, worse, your children, harm. There are a number of items in your home that could or do contain components that are poisonous to children, adults and pets. The first defense is prevention: secure these items out […]