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Calvert Collins-Bratton

Calvert Collins-Bratton spent ten years on TV as a broadcast journalist in Columbia, Missouri, Omaha, Las Vegas, and Dallas-Fort Worth. She recently joined Methodist Health System as the Public Relations Manager. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri and enjoys traveling, walking, watching football (especially her Mizzou Tigers) and spending time with her husband and toddler daughter, Vivienne.

Recent Posts

Healthy Holiday Party Options

Posted by Calvert Collins-Bratton on Dec 4, 2017 9:47:38 AM

There are some things around the holidays that we just can’t avoid: irritating in-laws, pointed questions, and the occasional family rift over politics or sports teams. Somewhere on the table between your Aunt Sue and your hungry child is a smorgasbord of mouth-watering diet-busting platters of food. It doesn’t have to be that way, and you can, in fact, have your cake and eat it too.

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Topics: Nutrition

Taking Purple Strides to beat Pancreatic Cancer

Posted by Calvert Collins-Bratton on Nov 3, 2017 1:44:47 PM

Pancreatic cancer is the world’s toughest cancer. The internet is not your friend when searching for statistics about survivability, but at Methodist Health System, we’re beating the odds. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month when the country shines a spotlight on this disease, and what’s being done to fight it. We have patients who have long past the five-year mark, which is a key bench mark in cancer survival.

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Topics: Pancreas

Eating for Two: the Scoop on Pregnancy Diets

Posted by Calvert Collins-Bratton on Nov 1, 2017 3:47:16 PM

Pregnancy induces a myriad of changes on a woman’s body, some more noticeable than others and take time to adjust. Some soon-to-be mamas struggle with morning sickness, others with constant heartburn – so food and nutrition can be a real struggle.

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Topics: Wellness

Welcome Fall, bring on the pumpkin!

Posted by Calvert Collins-Bratton on Aug 24, 2017 9:41:13 AM

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Topics: Nutrition, Recipes

Breastfeeding Basics

Posted by Calvert Collins-Bratton on Aug 21, 2017 10:32:11 AM

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Topics: Wellness

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

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

“Seasonal” Allergies Can Be Year Round

Posted by Calvert Collins-Bratton on Feb 2, 2017 2:08:51 PM

If you suffer from sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and congestion, you may be one of the 40 million people in the United States with seasonal allergies. 

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Topics: Wellness

The Faces of Hope prove beating pancreatic cancer is possible

Posted by Calvert Collins-Bratton on Jan 18, 2017 4:44:28 PM

It has long been considered a death sentence. Despite the number of cancer deaths decreasing nationwide, pancreatic cancer is poised to become the second leading cause of cancer-related death by the year 2030. Even worse, the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research reports 93% of pancreatic cancer patients will die within five years of diagnosis, only 8% will survive more than five years.

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Topics: Methodist Culture

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