A few years before she became a breast oncology nurse navigator at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Linda Gage was a patient facing her own daunting diagnosis. After Linda noticed an unusual lump under her arm, doctors confirmed she had Stage IIIC breast cancer.
Many of us will fight through a cough, and choose to go to work even though there’s an annoying itch in the back of our throats. But, when does a cough become a serious issue—and how do we address it? Jaremy James, DO, internal medicine physician at Methodist Health Family Care on the Methodist Mansfield Medical Center campus, says a physician will consider when a cough started, how long it has been going on, the amount of mucus building up, and if it is progressively getting worse. The answers to those questions will create the treatment plan for the patient.
With only a few weeks before school resumes, families are packing their bags, hitting the road and catching flights for fun-filled getaways while they still can. Many of us will make a packing checklist, but family medicine physician Kelly Farris, MD, at Methodist Family Health Center – Murphy, also suggests making a safety checklist before you head out on your vacation. Here are 10 travel tips for you, and your family: