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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

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

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

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

“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 Skinny on Fad Diets

Posted by Caroline Susie on Jan 24, 2017 10:46:43 AM

We’re a few weeks into 2017…time for a New Year’s resolution touch-base. One of the most popular resolutions is to lose weight. People try to achieve that goal in many different ways.

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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness

Running vs. Walking: Which is Best for You?

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Jan 10, 2017 7:45:00 AM

Statements I overheard at a New Year’s Eve party:

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Topics: Wellness, Fitness

Smooth skin in winter? It’s possible!

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Jan 6, 2017 4:44:04 PM

How you can prevent winter skin problems; and when it’s time to see a doctor

Cold, windy days and nights inside with central heating can dry out your skin and cause mild skin ailments to flare up. North Texas has had a mild winter so far, but it’s time to prepare for some blustery weeks ahead.

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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