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.
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.
You’ve made the decision – you want to go from “runner” to “Runner” with a capital R. If you’re planning to participate in Methodist Mansfield’s Run with Heart Half Marathon, 5k or 1-mile fun run, you’re still picking up the pace, gearing up for the longest runs on your training schedule.
When I think of the holiday season, one of my first thoughts is simply family. I grew up in a small Indiana town right outside of Chicago, and my parents, sisters, and adorable nephew are all still in the area. It’s a no-brainer that I will be heading there — home — for the holidays.
How to get your nutrients naturally
A healthy diet is the best way to obtain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients you need to maintain your health and keep chronic diseases at bay. Most people do not need supplements. A supplement may be recommended when patients are:
by Jill Waggoner, MD
Family Medicine, Medical Charlton Medical Group
We hear how important it is to supplement our diets with vitamins and minerals, but which ones and how many? With so much information available, it’s hard to figure out which ones are best for you.
When should you bring your kids to the emergency department?
Every child gets a few bumps, bruises, sniffles and upset tummies, especially active kids. But when does an injury or a cold require a call to a physician, or a visit to the emergency department? Brad Tate, MD, from Children’s Health and Methodist Richardson Pediatric Services, helps set the record straight.
For as long as I can remember, my mother has teased me with the nickname “Grace.” It’s not because I’m graceful. Instead, she’s passively pointing out that I’m a bona fide klutz. Tripping over my own feet, bumping into walls, dropping softballs that landed perfectly in the center of my mitt (still haven’t lived that one down), paper cutting my eye (twice) — they all contributed to the mocking nickname.
Patients who take an active role in their own care tend to have better outcomes, but many patients are unsure how to take charge of their healthcare needs.