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A Heart For Service

Posted by Calvert Collins-Bratton on May 24, 2017 10:13:29 AM

Methodist Dallas’s longest-serving surgery tech can’t imagine life without helping patients and co-workers.

328 miles separates Kelly, Louisiana and Dallas, Texas, but the two places might as well be worlds apart. The tiny community in rural Louisiana does have something in common with an urban hospital in the heart of Dallas: Alice Madden.

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Topics: Cardiology

ZIKA: Where are we now?

Posted by Calvert Collins-Bratton on May 19, 2017 9:21:24 AM

It has been two years since a Zika virus outbreak and its link to birth defects in Brazil made international headlines – prompting travel warnings. Since then, Zika has landed in Texas with six cases of local mosquito transmission to humans in far southern portions of the state. While no current evidence that suggests this year will be any worse than last year, Zika does remain a concern.

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Topics: Wellness, News

A Donor and Recipient Meeting 3 Years in the Making

Posted by Lynette Wilkinson on May 1, 2017 4:22:59 PM

Altruistic Donor and Recipient Highlight the Impact of Organ Donation

After reading about the great need for kidney donors three years ago, software designer Matt Heard decided to do something most people would consider unconventional. He chose to altruistically donate one of his kidneys. He remarked, there isn’t much difference between my having one or two kidneys, but there’s a life and death difference between having one or none.  

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Topics: Profiles

Health Halo Effect – Don’t Fall for the Hype

Posted by Caroline Susie on Apr 24, 2017 8:49:27 AM

Methodist Health System Manager of Employee Wellness, Caroline Susie, explains what you need to watch out for on food labels.

“Made with Agave”, “All Natural”, “Gluten Free.” We’ve all heard or read these phrases before.  They adorn food packages to make you feel better about eating or drinking what’s inside. The labels are designed to make you think the food is healthy when in reality, these foods may not be any healthier than its less-expensive rivals. In some cases, the food may not be healthy at all. This is spin, and you just fell for it. 

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Topics: Nutrition

Why Walk?

Posted by Caroline Susie on Apr 5, 2017 9:01:27 AM

Exercise doesn’t need to be complicated; walking is the most primal human movement. Today is National Walking Day and fitness specialist Neal Smith at Folsom Fitness Center shares benefits of walking including:

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Topics: Fitness

Ready for vacation? Don’t forget your travel medicine

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Mar 29, 2017 2:14:34 PM

From vaccines to your traveling pharmacy, it’s best to be prepared

Exactly two years ago, I was hiking, zip lining, and repelling my way through parts of Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.

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Topics: Wellness

Why are younger women getting breast cancer?

Posted by Lynette Wilkinson on Mar 23, 2017 9:24:04 AM

Younger women are getting breast cancer, but why? Is it that women are being tested earlier and do more breast self-exams? Is it genetic? Is it the environment, or perhaps lifestyle and eating habits? 

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Topics: Wellness

Eating to Prevent Colon Cancer

Posted by Caroline Susie on Mar 14, 2017 11:11:51 AM

While 90% of colon cancer occurs in adults over the age of 50, colon cancer diagnosis are on the rise in millennials. While researchers are still trying to figure out why, colon cancer still remains the number one most preventable cancer. Here is what the latest research shows us:

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Topics: Nutrition

Could menopausal symptoms be hiding a thyroid condition?

Posted by Calvert Collins-Bratton on Mar 10, 2017 8:04:00 AM

You’re a middle-aged woman. You’re tired all the time and have trouble sleeping. You’re gaining weight, plagued with hot flashes, and your menstrual cycle is irregular. You might assume you’re going through menopause. But could it be something else?

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Topics: Wellness

Cholesterol 101

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Mar 8, 2017 9:50:27 AM

It’s one of those medical terms we know is important…but we’re not really sure why. What really is cholesterol? What’s the difference between LDLs and HDLs, and why do we add them together? It’s hard to turn on the TV without a seeing a commercial for cholesterol-lowering medication, but few of us really understand what it really is, and why we need to care.

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Topics: Wellness

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A Heart For Service

Methodist Dallas’s longest-serving surgery tech can’t imagine life without helping patients and co-workers. 328 miles separates Kelly, Louisiana and Dallas, Texas, but the two places might as well be...Read more

ZIKA: Where are we now?

It has been two years since a Zika virus outbreak and its link to birth defects in Brazil made international headlines – prompting travel warnings. Since then, Zika has landed in Texas with six cases...Read more

A Donor and Recipient Meeting 3 Years in the Making

Altruistic Donor and Recipient Highlight the Impact of Organ Donation After reading about the great need for kidney donors three years ago, software designer Matt Heard decided to do something most...Read more

Health Halo Effect – Don’t Fall for the Hype

Methodist Health System Manager of Employee Wellness, Caroline Susie, explains what you need to watch out for on food labels. “Made with Agave”, “All Natural”, “Gluten Free.” We’ve all heard or read...Read more

Why Walk?

Exercise doesn’t need to be complicated; walking is the most primal human movement. Today is National Walking Day and fitness specialist Neal Smith at Folsom Fitness Center shares benefits of walking...Read more