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July 30th, 2019

Try these tips to promote brain health

by Hedieh Davanloo, MD Though most people are familiar with the benefits of eating a heart healthy diet of lean protein and plenty of fruits and vegetables, recent studies show that such as diet is also good for another important organ. “It turns out a heart-healthy diet also helps protect the brain,” says Hedieh Davanloo, […]

July 15th, 2019

Try these four easy tips for a healthy new start

by A. Brooke Hall, DO We all know the old saying: Change is inevitable. Our minds may accept the notion, but sometimes it’s a little harder to accept emotionally. While we can’t control all the changes in our lives, we can control many of them. In fact, Change can be good! Nothing is more empowering […]

July 12th, 2019

Slather on the Sunscreen

by Chong Joy Yun, MD Summertime is synonymous with fun in the sun, especially for those who enjoy the long hours and abundant water activities. The down side is that all that sun can damage the skin. “It’s easy to forget that the skin is the body’s largest organ,” says Chong Yun, M.D., a board-certified […]

July 3rd, 2019

Beat the heat with these tips

by Atiq Budhani, DO Living in Texas means one thing’s for certain—summer will be HOT! While we take it for granted that Mother Nature will serve up plenty of toasty temperatures between now and October, we all need to remember that every year people die from heat stroke. “Heat stroke is caused by prolonged exposure […]

June 24th, 2019

Putting together a first-rate first aid kit

What’s the old saying? Expect the unexpected. It’s a great reminder to be prepared for accidents and injuries that can happen at home. In fact, more accidents actually happen at home than anywhere else. That’s why Denise Bruckerhoff, D.O., a board-certified internal medicine physician with USMD Midlothian, says it’s important to put together a first […]

June 19th, 2019

Don’t Let Age-Related Bladder Problems Get You Down

By Dr. Joshua Beck With age, it is common for bladder tissue to become less stretchy and to weaken. This decreases the amount of holding capacity of urine in the bladder, which increases trips to the restroom. It may also cause urine leakage challenges, such as urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence can occur in men and […]

May 20th, 2019

Trim the Fat, Become a Smart Snacker

By Mohit Joshipura, M.D. Americans are snackers. We consume more snacks than any other country in the world—nearly $30 billion worth of chips, pretzels, nuts, crackers and popcorn every year. And that doesn’t even include cookies and candy! We’re bombarded with ads for crunchy this and gooey that. Colorful displays in grocery stores, zip-in-and-zip-out convenience […]

May 20th, 2019

It’s never too late to help your heart

By Alyssa H. Tran, DO As an older adult, you might think you’re too old to improve your heart health. I have an 88-year-old patient who would prove you wrong. She has Type 2 diabetes and a history of heart disease, but that hasn’t stopped her from making changes that have helped her reach her […]

May 20th, 2019

Move in May

by Haley Newton, DO It’s May—National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Each year, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition encourages Americans to be more active. “This month is a fantastic time to put your focus on exercise and moving your body,” says Haley Newton, D.O., a family medicine physician with USMD Las Colinas […]

May 14th, 2019

A Game of Caregivers

By Carol Zernial, WellMed Charitable Foundation Executive Director Caregiving can actually be very similar to trying to conquer the seven kingdoms or the known world. Just like the HBO series, A Game of Thrones, caregiving has its own magical qualities, mythical beasts, loyal banner men and women, and schemers who may be working against us. […]