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Beware of the bug bite (or sting)!

Posted by Sarah Cohen on Jun 1, 2017 3:39:06 PM

If there’s one thing Texas has plenty of, it is creepy, crawling things. No matter where you look — in your garden, in your yard, in your home — odds are you’ll run across an insect or arachnid of some kind.

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Topics: Wellness

Spring your body forward with America’s pastime

Posted by Zach Dechant on May 31, 2017 11:13:47 AM

As the days get longer and the flowers start to bloom, we know one thing is certain: Diamond sports are just around the corner. With spring comes a renewed passion for baseball and softball. From youth T-ball all the way up to adult recreational softball leagues, there is a place for anyone to be involved in the sports. They are available for athletes of all ages and abilities and are great ways to get outdoors and boost fitness levels.

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Topics: Fitness

A conversation with The Who’s Roger Daltrey: 7 life lessons

Posted by Sarah Cohen on May 24, 2017 3:25:05 PM

Our team at Shine magazine was blown away by the chance to interview international rock star and lead singer of The Who, Roger Daltrey. Two years ago, he came to Methodist Dallas Medical Center struggling with a raspy voice and found the solutions he needed from Rajiv Pandit, MD, otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon on the hospital’s medical staff.

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Topics: Profiles

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 Stacy Covitz 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

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Beware of the bug bite (or sting)!

If there’s one thing Texas has plenty of, it is creepy, crawling things. No matter where you look — in your garden, in your yard, in your home — odds are you’ll run across an insect or arachnid of...Read more

Spring your body forward with America’s pastime

As the days get longer and the flowers start to bloom, we know one thing is certain: Diamond sports are just around the corner. With spring comes a renewed passion for baseball and softball. From...Read more

A conversation with The Who’s Roger Daltrey: 7 life lessons

Our team at Shine magazine was blown away by the chance to interview international rock star and lead singer of The Who, Roger Daltrey. Two years ago, he came to Methodist Dallas Medical Center...Read more

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