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Today we take a moment to remember the events of September 11, 2001.
Wishing all of our health care colleagues, patients, family and friends a safe and healthy Labor Day.
Happy Patient Service Specialist Month! We are proud to honor our Patient Service Specialists throughout August. Thank you for all the incredible things you do!
As summer activities pick up, so does the temperature. That's why it's essential to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a heat cramp.

These muscle spasms typically occur after excessive exercise in hot environments. They can be longer and more painful than regular cramps.

Prevention starts by remaining hydrated while exercising. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and limit vigorous activity outdoors on extremely hot days.

If experiencing pain that may be heat cramps, take these steps:

- Rest and cool down
- Drink clear juice or a sports drink with electrolytes
- Perform gentle stretching or massage to relieve pain

Call a doctor if cramps last longer than an hour.

Do not resume strenuous activities for several hours after the cramps have dissipated.

Knowing your limits will help keep summer fun and pain-free.
Summer create the perfect conditions for insects and the diseases they can carry. To help you and your loved stay safe, check out these tips.

Wear repellant outside to help avoid stings and bites.

Long pants and long-sleeved shirts can work as a great barrier from ticks and mosquito bites.

Avoid standing water in your yard, as mosquitos like to lay eggs there.

Check your skin and hair for ticks after you've been in the woods. Ticks can carry diseases like Lyme and Anaplasmosis, both of which can have deadly consequences if left untreated.

If you do encounter any insect and appear to have an allergic reaction, seek treatment. Symptoms can include hives, nausea, fever or trouble breathing.

Have a safe and insect-free summer!
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Roughly 9,500 people are diagnosed every day according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer before age 70, and most skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun.

Ultraviolet lights cause damage to the DNA in skin cells. This can occur from tanning devices as well, which have been known to produce UV radiation in amounts higher than the sun.

Get out there and enjoy the weather, but be sure to always wear sunscreen!
Today we celebrate the birth of American independence. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Independence Day.
A summer evening filled with fireworks can be festive and fun. Despite their awe-inspiring beauty, mishandling and misuse can cause a deadly bang. Follow these tips to keep everyone cheering this Fourth of July and beyond.

Do:
- Wear eye protection around lit fireworks
- Keep a bucket of water on hand in case of fire
- Dunk all used fireworks in water before discarding
- Use fireworks away from houses, people and flammable material

Never:
- Permit children to manage fireworks
- Light fireworks indoors or while holding them
- Point or throw a firework at another person
- Use illegal fireworks

Celebrate safely this summer!
With the summer sun blazing, some families like to head to the beach while others go to their local pool. Whatever your preference, keep these water safety tips in mind.

If you’re boating, always remember to wear a life vest and be cautious of swimming around the propeller.

If you’re at your local beach or even at a destination ocean, be wary of strong currents and know your limits when it comes to swimming.

You should only swim if another person is present, and children should always be supervised when they are in or near the water.
Have a safe summer and remember to wear your sunscreen!
we celebrate the proclamation that formally ended the practice of slavery in the U.S. We reflect on the importance of the message delivered by General Gordon Granger on this day in 1865 and recognize the extraordinary sacrifices so many have made in the name of freedom and equality.
Not only is it Hand Therapy Week, but today is also the beginning of the Orange County Cup, the next stop for our friends at the PPA Tour (Professional Pickleball Association). Carol's story is perfect for both events. An avid pickleball player, she shares how hand therapy got her back on the court after an injury. Go, Carol!
June is , an annual observance that serves as a reminder of how we keep ourselves and each other safe in the workplace, at home or any place we travel.
Throughout the month, we’ll share weekly safety tips, videos from Select Medical’s leaders and other information that highlights how our culture of safety keeps our patients and employees safe, both physically and emotionally.
This we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country and their families.
Memorial Day weekend is prime grilling time. But before turning out those sizzling hot dogs and hamburgers, take these steps to prevent a grill fire.

- Remember the three-foot rule: Always grill at least three feet away from houses and other structures.
- Keep a three-foot circumference around the grill to prevent children and pets from coming too close.
- Know how and where to dispose of cooking materials.
- Place coals in a metal can with a lid only when completely cooled.
- Never leave a lit grill or fire pit unattended.
We’re hard-wired to connect with others. Smartphones and tablets make it a snap.

For those with hearing and sp*ech loss, these smart devices are a smart way to truly connect. They can boost sound or cancel out background noise. They give visual alerts for doorbells and phone calls. They can caption sp*ech in real-time to see what’s being said or speak what’s been typed for user-friendly conversation.

It’s Better Hearing and Sp*ech Month. Better hearing and sp*ech… made possible by technology that not long ago might have seemed magical.

May is National Stroke Awareness month and a big part of awareness is prevention. While you cannot control all factors that contribute to a stroke, you can control certain lifestyle choices.

Diet and exercise are two important factors. Having high cholesterol puts you at a higher risk of stroke. So, it's important to maintain a balanced diet. Exercise is also important. Try and aim for at least 30 minutes day.

Smoking and drinking alcohol can negatively affect your body and enhance your chances of a stroke. Moderation is the key when it comes to alcohol. As for smoking, try to quit altogether. Smokers are twice as likely to have strokes than non-smokers.

Lastly, having a sleep schedule to that helps you to get eight hours is also important. A healthy sleep schedule can prevent sleep disorders which can contribute to your chances of having a stroke.

Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Lake Highlands, Medical Center, 6243 Retail Road, Ste 600, Dallas, TX.

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Women’s health by the decade: Your guide to staying healthy at every age - Scrubbing In 02/02/2023

Women’s health by the decade: Your guide to staying healthy at every age - Scrubbing In

There are steps every woman can take during each phase of life to stay well for many years to come. From your 20s to 50s and beyond, here is your guide to women’s wellness.

Women’s health by the decade: Your guide to staying healthy at every age - Scrubbing In Every woman wants to age with beauty and grace, right? From your 20s to your 50s and beyond, there are steps you can take during each phase of life to keep you well and healthy for many years to come. Here’s your guide to women’s wellness through the decades. In your 20s Just because you’re .....

Timeline photos 02/01/2023

One day, while playing with her son Case, Andrea suddenly passed out. Quick on his feet, Case ran to get his father Casey, who immediately called 911 and started performing CPR on his wife. Andrea has a heart condition called cardiomyopathy, a very common heart disease affecting as many as one in every 500 adults. Andrea was saved by the quick actions of her son and husband, and the skilled first responders and medical team. Her story is a testament to the importance of CPR training—knowing this skill could save a life.

Dr. Kevin Patel, emergency medicine physician on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney and EMS physician for the McKinney Fire Department, said Andrea is alive today because of her family's quick actions.

“Without her husband Casey knowing how to perform CPR, Andrea may not be here today,” Dr. Patel said.

01/31/2023

Your safety is most important to us. Please continue to stay indoors, stay warm and stay safe. As we closely monitor weather conditions, we are continuing to provide care with the safety of our patients and communities in mind.

➡️ If you have a scheduled appointment, contact your provider's office to learn more about your appointment status. Some appointments will be taking place virtually.

➡️ Remember, virtual care is available 24/7 via MyBSWHealth. To download the app, click here: https://bit.ly/3jdnyEp

➡️ All Baylor Scott & White hospitals remain open. As always, if you think you are experiencing a medical emergency, please do not hesitate to call 911.

Timeline photos 01/30/2023

As winter weather continues across Texas, we ask the community to stay indoors when possible and to proceed with great caution if going out in these weather conditions. While we continue to serve those who need medical attention, please continue to do what you can to take care of yourselves, your family and your neighbors.

➡️ Winter Storm Safety: https://rdcrss.org/3u7GdC3

➡️ Vehicle Safety: https://bit.ly/3qv5pjR

➡️ Generator Safety: https://rdcrss.org/3arQiSC

➡️ Frozen Pipes: https://rdcrss.org/3s2B5x9

➡️ Food Safety: https://bit.ly/2Nfk1Fw

Timeline photos 01/30/2023

Meet our friend Kutter from Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center.💙 After a serious accident last spring, pediatric surgeons saved Kutter’s leg—and his life. Read the story below to find out how he’s defying all odds and thriving today.

After a serious accident last spring, pediatric surgeons saved Kutter’s leg—and his life.

“You don’t think something like this will ever happen to you, but freak accidents happen. Faith got us through, and it’s still getting us through to this day," said Kutter's mom, Amber.

Read Kutter's story by visiting https://bit.ly/3DoIHC8. 💜

Timeline photos 01/29/2023

After losing his wife to breast cancer, James didn't expect to find himself facing his own battle with oral cancer just a few years later. He knew he had to fight, especially for his daughters' sake.

“I’ve always told my girls that when faced with adversity in life, there are two roads you can take,” he said. “You can take the low road of despair, defeat and ‘woe is me,’ or take the high road with optimism, desire and will to overcome. I was going to practice what I preach and take the high road—the fight is on.”

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Why being kind is good for your health - Scrubbing In 01/28/2023

Why being kind is good for your health - Scrubbing In

A simple act of kindness can produce big results. Look for ways to spread some kindness today — it may just be exactly what the doctor ordered.

Why being kind is good for your health - Scrubbing In No one sets out to be unkind to others, but it’s all too easy to get caught up in this “me, me, me” world we live in. When was the last time you did something kind for someone else — not because you had to and without receiving any kind of reward in return? If … Why being kind is good for ...

01/27/2023

Get ready to take control of your health in 2023 with our series! Each month, we’ll be diving deep into specific areas of wellness to empower you to become the best version of yourself. In January, focus on building the ultimate . Together we can make this the year of taking charge of our health. Visit https://bit.ly/3XZtMXH for more info.

20 ideas to spark a daily gratitude habit - Scrubbing In 01/27/2023

20 ideas to spark a daily gratitude habit - Scrubbing In

Gratitude sounds simple but is not always easy to practice. Making this practice a habit could benefit your overall health.

20 ideas to spark a daily gratitude habit - Scrubbing In Gratitude sounds simple, but it isn’t always easy to put into practice. Why? Simply put, we’re busy. Hitting pause doesn’t come easily for most of us. We polled our physicians, nurses, surgeons and staff to talk about gratitude, why it matters and how they find room to incorporate it into thei...

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Don’t let the change of seasons change your mood - Scrubbing In 01/26/2023

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Don’t let the change of seasons change your mood - Scrubbing In

Plenty of people talk about experiencing the “winter blues,” but many don’t realize how serious they can be. Learn how to recognize seasonal depression and ways to combat it.

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Don’t let the change of seasons change your mood - Scrubbing In As the seasons change, a number of people suffer from seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

How to actually keep your new year’s resolutions this year - Scrubbing In 01/24/2023

How to actually keep your new year’s resolutions this year - Scrubbing In

Many people make New Year’s resolutions every year, often striving to reach fitness and nutrition goals. But if you find it difficult to see them through all year long, you’re not alone. Here are some tips.

How to actually keep your new year’s resolutions this year - Scrubbing In If you’ve ever eagerly started the new year with ambitious new year’s resolutions—only to fall short just a few weeks or months in—you’re not alone. The good news is, it is possible to set goals and achieve them.  Whether your ambition for the next year is to run a marathon, learn how to ...

In-Home Vaccine Visits? Here's How to Get Them 01/24/2023

In-Home Vaccine Visits? Here's How to Get Them

We're bringing healthcare to your doorstep! As part of our commitment to making healthcare more convenient and accessible, residents in eligible North Texas locations can receive in-home vaccines through the MyBSWHealth app.

In-Home Vaccine Visits? Here's How to Get Them Could health care be the next industry to get a convenience make-over? Kristi Nelson explains how Baylor Scott & White’s in-home vaccine program can be used to make at least one part of life easier.

5 sneaky reasons why you’re not losing weight - Scrubbing In 01/22/2023

5 sneaky reasons why you’re not losing weight - Scrubbing In

“I feel like I don’t really eat much, but I’m not losing weight.” Sound familiar? Let's talk about some sneaky reasons why we sometimes don’t lose weight as expected.

5 sneaky reasons why you’re not losing weight - Scrubbing In “I feel like I don’t really eat much, but I’m not losing weight.” Sound familiar? If you’ve been feeling this way, let’s talk about some sneaky reasons why we sometimes don’t lose weight as expected. Keep in mind that everybody—and every body—is different. There is a long list of p...

Is fiber the secret to a healthier gut? - Scrubbing In 01/21/2023

Is fiber the secret to a healthier gut? - Scrubbing In

Increasing your fiber intake can have positive impacts on your health.

Is fiber the secret to a healthier gut? - Scrubbing In Thanks to the keto diet, Whole 30 and other “fad diets,” the majority of our nutrition-related conversations tend to revolve around macronutrients — carbohydrates, fats and proteins — as well as added sugar and highly-processed foods. (All good things to pay attention to.) But what about die...

7 tips for a cheaper, healthier grocery bill - Scrubbing In 01/20/2023

7 tips for a cheaper, healthier grocery bill - Scrubbing In

Eating healthy doesn't have to hurt your wallet—grocery store tips can help you eat well on a budget.

7 tips for a cheaper, healthier grocery bill - Scrubbing In Healthy eating and staying on a budget — many would argue these two ideas do not fit together. I beg to differ! My number one recommendation for making it feasible: keep it simple and delicious, or as I like to say, simplicious. Healthy eating is not about counting calories or watching the clock...

How to talk to your doctor about depression - Scrubbing In 01/19/2023

How to talk to your doctor about depression - Scrubbing In

When you’re dealing with depression, it can be hard to know where to turn for help. But you don’t have to go it alone—your primary care doctor can help. Here’s how to start the conversation.

How to talk to your doctor about depression - Scrubbing In When you’re experiencing a mental health concern like depression, it may seem overwhelming, especially if you feel like you’re in crisis. It can be hard to know where to turn for help or what your next steps might be—depression medication? Counseling or therapy? A great place to start is with ...

Photos from Baylor Scott & White Health's post 01/16/2023

Dallas Cowboys Rowdy made a quick stop on the way to the to spread some spirit to our patients. 👏💙🤩🏈

Life after cancer: 8 tips to help you navigate the ups and downs - Scrubbing In 01/16/2023

Life after cancer: 8 tips to help you navigate the ups and downs - Scrubbing In

You just fought one of life’s hardest battles—and won. But the transition isn't always easy. Here are 8 tips to help you navigate this next chapter of your life.

Life after cancer: 8 tips to help you navigate the ups and downs - Scrubbing In In many ways, life after cancer is something to celebrate. You just fought one of life’s hardest battles—and won. But at the same time, the transition isn’t always a celebration. Many people no longer feel like themselves or don’t know how to go back to “normal” again. When you’re in t...

Is the pescatarian diet right for you? - Scrubbing In 01/14/2023

Is the pescatarian diet right for you? - Scrubbing In

Nothing fishy about the pescatarian diet—making the switch can help lower your risk of heart disease.

Is the pescatarian diet right for you? - Scrubbing In Trying to go plant-based with your diet, but don’t want to give up fish? You’ve come to the right place. Enter the pescatarian diet (also called pesco-vegetarian), which is very similar to the popular Mediterranean diet. Pesce is the Italian word for fish. In addition to fruits, vegetables, whol...

Is exercise the key to happiness? The movement-mood connection - Scrubbing In 01/13/2023

Is exercise the key to happiness? The movement-mood connection - Scrubbing In

A little can go a long way when using exercise to boost your mood and overall happiness.

Is exercise the key to happiness? The movement-mood connection - Scrubbing In Picture this: you are helping a friend move. You spend the day bending at the knees and picking up boxes and furniture. Stairs may be involved, and you are in utter disbelief by the amount of things your friend owns. By the end of the day, you have easily surpassed the 10,000-step mark, and you … ...

An open letter to the ones who feel like they haven’t done enough - Scrubbing In 01/12/2023

An open letter to the ones who feel like they haven’t done enough - Scrubbing In

During times when life feels out of control, learn to tackle the myth that you have failed.

An open letter to the ones who feel like they haven’t done enough - Scrubbing In To the ones who feel like they haven’t done enough: You are not alone. I recently heard an ER physician on the radio speak to the fact that he would come home exhausted after taking care of COVID-19 patients and question whether he had done enough. He had done everything he could for patients with...

5 exercises for new moms to strengthen and tone postpartum - Scrubbing In 01/11/2023

5 exercises for new moms to strengthen and tone postpartum - Scrubbing In

Strength training is one of the most effective ways to regain strength and muscle tone after pregnancy. Here are 5 exercises for new moms looking to get back into exercising.

5 exercises for new moms to strengthen and tone postpartum - Scrubbing In Strength training is one of the most effective ways to re-shape your body after your pregnancy. Here are 5 postnatal exercises to help you get started.

Photos from Baylor Scott & White Health's post 01/09/2023

It's the moment we've all been waiting for: TCU vs. Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship game! 🏆 Born in TCU – Texas Christian University territory at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, our tiniest horned frogs are ready to Riff Ram Bah Zoo! 💜 Who are you cheering for? 🏈

Be sure to head over to Piedmont to check out their baby Bulldogs (and our greatest competition in this year's )!

6 ways to manage your diabetes medication costs - Scrubbing In 01/06/2023

6 ways to manage your diabetes medication costs - Scrubbing In

There are now more ways than ever to help manage costs associated with diabetes care.

6 ways to manage your diabetes medication costs - Scrubbing In A diabetes diagnosis often comes with a costly list of supplies and medications to keep up with. Many people wrestle with paying for insulin, oral medications or related supplies such as test strips, lancets, syringes and glucose tablets. Today, according to the American Diabetes Association, 1 in 4...

Which hip pain treatment is right for you? Hip preservation vs. hip replacement - Scrubbing In 01/06/2023

Which hip pain treatment is right for you? Hip preservation vs. hip replacement - Scrubbing In

Occasional aches and pains in your hip can be normal, but what about hip pain that doesn't improve? Here's what to know about your hip surgery options.

Which hip pain treatment is right for you? Hip preservation vs. hip replacement - Scrubbing In Occasional aches and pains in your hip can be normal, but what about hip pain that doesn’t improve or continues to get worse? Have you tried resting and doing the exercises and stretches Dr. Google recommended, but nothing is helping? Have normal activities like putting on your socks and shoes bec...

Is it normal to… p*e when I sneeze? - Scrubbing In 01/05/2023

Is it normal to… p*e when I sneeze? - Scrubbing In

Experiencing urinary leakage is common, but it's not normal! Dive into what's causing your issues and know when it's time to speak to a doctor.

Is it normal to… p*e when I sneeze? - Scrubbing In So, you’re wondering if it’s unusual to experience urinary leakage when you sneeze. If you’re asking yourself this question, you’ve come to the right place. You do not have to live with urinary leakage — while this is common, it is not normal! You should go and speak to your doctor about t...

01/04/2023

Join us in congratulating Dillon! 🔔 Diagnosed with cutaneous melanoma in 2021, he is ringing the bell to signify the end of his treatment.

Considering weight loss surgery to improve your health? Here’s what to know and what to expect - Scrubbing In 01/04/2023

Considering weight loss surgery to improve your health? Here’s what to know and what to expect - Scrubbing In

If you're carrying more weight than you want, you're not alone and you're not stuck—here's how you can make a change.

Considering weight loss surgery to improve your health? Here’s what to know and what to expect - Scrubbing In Carrying around excess weight can be a health hazard, but it’s not easy to figure out how to manage your weight—especially during major life events like marriage, pregnancy, career stress, injuries, and pandemics, when weight gain is especially common. The thought of surgical and non-surgical we...

6 pre and post workout snacks to fuel you for success - Scrubbing In 01/03/2023

6 pre and post workout snacks to fuel you for success - Scrubbing In

You don’t need to be an expert to create simple, on-the-go recipes to help you feel your best during or after a workout. Try these snack ideas to fuel your next workout.

6 pre and post workout snacks to fuel you for success - Scrubbing In It’s no secret that nutrition and working out are connected. But it can be confusing trying to figure out which foods line up with your goals. The good thing is, you don’t need to be an expert to create simple, on-the-go recipes to help you feel your best during or after a workout. If you … 6 ...

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Dr. David McCall and Dr. Freeland Ackley went above and beyond the call of duty as surgeons—all the way to war-torn Ukraine to lend their expertise and help save lives. The duo credits their faith in spurring them to try to find a way to help those suffering in Ukraine. 🇺🇦

“God opened the door and gave us the opportunity,” Dr. McCall said.

Joining up with a relief organization, they went on a medical mission trip to Odesa, the third-largest city in Ukraine. Though they weren’t on the front lines, it was not uncommon for them to hear sirens at night and rockets flying overhead.

In addition to performing surgeries for both soldiers and civilians, they were able to teach new techniques to doctors in Ukraine and consult on their cases. The surgeons made connections that they hope will lead to future trips and open doors to bring in other aid organizations. They both hope to be able to return to Ukraine soon and help in any way that is needed.

Each returned to the US with a new perspective on life here at home.

“It’s the realization of how much we have to be grateful for, and how guilty I am of complaining about the most trivial things,” Dr. Ackley said.

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From the moment you arrive, to snuggling your new baby in your arms, we’re here for YOUR moment. 🍼 VOTE for us as the ‘Best Hospital to Have a Baby’ today: https://bit.ly/3jIjFY1

IBD diet: What foods to eat, what to avoid, and more - Scrubbing In 12/30/2022

IBD diet: What foods to eat, what to avoid, and more - Scrubbing In

Finding and reducing triggers foods can help you find an eating plan to manage inflammatory bowel disease.

IBD diet: What foods to eat, what to avoid, and more - Scrubbing In When having a meal or even a snack leads to diarrhea or other gastrointestinal upset, how can you figure out what to eat or when? That is the dilemma people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face every day. IBD—an umbrella term for two conditions called Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis...

12 tips to spark more meaningful, authentic conversations - Scrubbing In 12/29/2022

12 tips to spark more meaningful, authentic conversations - Scrubbing In

Communication is deeper than just words—bring value to your relationships by incorporating more authenticity and meaning to conversations.

12 tips to spark more meaningful, authentic conversations - Scrubbing In We’ve all experienced conversations that didn’t quite go according to plan. You probably thought things through, approached the conversation with good intentions and phrased things in a way you thought would make sense, so what went wrong? Here’s the thing. Communication is deeper than words. ...

Intuitive eating: What it is and what it isn’t - Scrubbing In 12/27/2022

Intuitive eating: What it is and what it isn’t - Scrubbing In

Reflecting on where your relationship with eating stands helps build a healthy and peaceful relationship with food.

Intuitive eating: What it is and what it isn’t - Scrubbing In Intuitive eating has become very popular in the last year or so — so much so that it is being misconstrued by dieting and wellness companies and influencers. To set the record straight, I’m here to explain what intuitive eating really is and why it isn’t another diet or trend. What intuitive e...

Heart disease runs in my family. What does that mean for me? - Scrubbing In 12/27/2022

Heart disease runs in my family. What does that mean for me? - Scrubbing In

Does heart disease run in your family? Here's what that means for you and your health.

Heart disease runs in my family. What does that mean for me? - Scrubbing In Recently, a man visited his doctor with complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath. “Does heart disease run in your family?” his doctor asked. “Doc,” the man replied, “No one runs in my family!” We may have a good chuckle about that one. But it’s true that a common question your ...

Photos from Baylor Scott & White Health's post 12/25/2022

Ho Ho Ho! 🎅 The most perfect presents under the tree are our Tiniest Texans who are celebrating their very first Christmas. 🎄 Happy holidays to you and your loved ones.

Dealing with grief during the holidays: 4 ways to cope when everyone else seems happy - Scrubbing In 12/23/2022

Dealing with grief during the holidays: 4 ways to cope when everyone else seems happy - Scrubbing In

Grief is always difficult, and it can be even harder during the holidays. If you’re struggling with loneliness or sadness, here are some ways to help you cope, so you can enjoy the magic of the season.

Dealing with grief during the holidays: 4 ways to cope when everyone else seems happy - Scrubbing In The holiday season can be overwhelming. The bright lights, the parties (and, oh yes, the expectations) can make anyone feel blue. One of the biggest and possibly most soul-crushing holiday expectations is to be, happy—joyous even. I’ve experienced this personally because December, especially, ho...

Timeline photos 12/22/2022

It's the most wonderful time of the year. 🎄🌟❄️ But with traveling, shopping, and caring for yourself and your loved ones, we know things can get overwhelming. Accessing the healthcare you need, when you need it shouldn't be one of them. Know where to go if you're feeling under the weather this holiday season.

Virtual care via our MyBSWHealth app can help you on the path to feeling better if you're dealing with minor illnesses and injuries, especially as ERs and urgent care centers experience high volumes this time of year.

Is an anti-inflammatory diet right for you? Plus, an RD's top foods - Scrubbing In 12/22/2022

Is an anti-inflammatory diet right for you? Plus, an RD's top foods - Scrubbing In

Fight inflammation by adding these superfoods to your diet.

Is an anti-inflammatory diet right for you? Plus, an RD's top foods - Scrubbing In As a dietitian, I frequently get asked about the latest “fad diets” and what diet is recommended to get rid of or fix x, y and z symptoms. When I evaluate different diets, I think about three key factors: The specific rules (what’s being restricted compared to what’s allowed) What impact wil...

Eat this, not that, to avoid holiday heartburn - Scrubbing In 12/22/2022

Eat this, not that, to avoid holiday heartburn - Scrubbing In

The holidays mean delicious, indulgent food—and, sometimes, heartburn. Here’s how to prevent it.

Eat this, not that, to avoid holiday heartburn - Scrubbing In Pie, gravy, potatoes, cookies — many of the foods traditionally served at holiday meals are also some of the hardest to digest. Unpleasant heartburn symptoms can put a damper on your holiday celebrations. For the more than 40 million Americans who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GE...

Timeline photos 09/11/2022

Today we take a moment to remember the events of September 11, 2001.

Timeline photos 09/05/2022

Wishing all of our health care colleagues, patients, family and friends a safe and healthy Labor Day.

Photos from Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Lake Highlands's post 08/25/2022

Happy Patient Service Specialist Month! We are proud to honor our Patient Service Specialists throughout August. Thank you for all the incredible things you do!

08/09/2022

Heat Cramp Safety Tips

As summer activities pick up, so does the temperature. That's why it's essential to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a heat cramp.

These muscle spasms typically occur after excessive exercise in hot environments. They can be longer and more painful than regular cramps.

Prevention starts by remaining hydrated while exercising. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and limit vigorous activity outdoors on extremely hot days.

If experiencing pain that may be heat cramps, take these steps:

- Rest and cool down
- Drink clear juice or a sports drink with electrolytes
- Perform gentle stretching or massage to relieve pain

Call a doctor if cramps last longer than an hour.

Do not resume strenuous activities for several hours after the cramps have dissipated.

Knowing your limits will help keep summer fun and pain-free.

07/28/2022

Insect Safety Tips

Summer create the perfect conditions for insects and the diseases they can carry. To help you and your loved stay safe, check out these tips.

Wear repellant outside to help avoid stings and bites.

Long pants and long-sleeved shirts can work as a great barrier from ticks and mosquito bites.

Avoid standing water in your yard, as mosquitos like to lay eggs there.

Check your skin and hair for ticks after you've been in the woods. Ticks can carry diseases like Lyme and Anaplasmosis, both of which can have deadly consequences if left untreated.

If you do encounter any insect and appear to have an allergic reaction, seek treatment. Symptoms can include hives, nausea, fever or trouble breathing.

Have a safe and insect-free summer!

07/07/2022

Skin Safety | Sunscreen

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Roughly 9,500 people are diagnosed every day according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer before age 70, and most skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun.

Ultraviolet lights cause damage to the DNA in skin cells. This can occur from tanning devices as well, which have been known to produce UV radiation in amounts higher than the sun.

Get out there and enjoy the weather, but be sure to always wear sunscreen!

Timeline photos 07/04/2022

Today we celebrate the birth of American independence. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Independence Day.

06/30/2022

Firework Safety

A summer evening filled with fireworks can be festive and fun. Despite their awe-inspiring beauty, mishandling and misuse can cause a deadly bang. Follow these tips to keep everyone cheering this Fourth of July and beyond.

Do:
- Wear eye protection around lit fireworks
- Keep a bucket of water on hand in case of fire
- Dunk all used fireworks in water before discarding
- Use fireworks away from houses, people and flammable material

Never:
- Permit children to manage fireworks
- Light fireworks indoors or while holding them
- Point or throw a firework at another person
- Use illegal fireworks

Celebrate safely this summer!

06/23/2022

With the summer sun blazing, some families like to head to the beach while others go to their local pool. Whatever your preference, keep these water safety tips in mind.

If you’re boating, always remember to wear a life vest and be cautious of swimming around the propeller.

If you’re at your local beach or even at a destination ocean, be wary of strong currents and know your limits when it comes to swimming.

You should only swim if another person is present, and children should always be supervised when they are in or near the water.
Have a safe summer and remember to wear your sunscreen!

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