A woman pours an artificial sweetener into her coffee.

A Diabetic's Guide to Natural Sweeteners

Many assume that a diabetes-friendly diet lacks sweetness and excitement, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Using wholesome ingredients and interesting alternatives can make your meals delicious and nutritious. One way you can do this is by using a diabetic-safe sweetener in place of granulated...

Diabetes
A doctor discusses procedure eligibility with an elderly woman.

3 Common Elective Procedures You Should Consider

Have you ever considered a surgical solution to a chronic condition but changed your mind due to cost? Elective procedures treat non life-threatening conditions, which leads many people to believe that their insurance won’t cover them. However, these surgeries can significantly improve your quality...

General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
Acid Reflux
Bone & Joint Health
A young girl is sick and lies on the couch, while antibiotics sit on a table nearby.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Taking Antibiotics

Doctors prescribe antibiotics to assist the immune system in overcoming bacterial infections such as strep throat or bronchitis. But what if you’re on day three of your prescription and already feel much better? Do you really need to finish the bottle? Before you toss them aside, consider the do’s...

General Health & Wellness
Medication
A doctor shows a patient a model of a spine.

Could It Be a Herniated Disc?

Neck or lower back pain can be frustrating, especially when you don’t know the cause. Did you pull a muscle when you twisted the wrong way last week, or did you sleep in a weird position? If the pain radiates throughout other parts of your body, it might be due to a herniated disc.  What Is a...

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Bone & Joint Health
Spine Care
Chronic Pain
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5 Common Types of OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric condition that causes people to have distressing and repetitive thoughts (obsessions) that often lead to an action they feel the need to perform (compulsions). They may need to do these compulsions once or repeatedly until they feel more at ease...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
A mammography tech helps a woman get ready for her mammogram.

What You Need to Know Before Getting a Mammogram

The five-year survival rate of breast cancer is nearly 100% when detected early. However, symptoms don’t tend to show up until the cancer has grown, so how are you supposed to find it in its beginning stages? Mammograms allow doctors to detect even the slightest changes in your breast tissue and...

Breast Cancer
Oncology
Imaging
Women's Health
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Understanding the Link Between Obesity and Liver Cancer

Between determining how certain cancers originate, analyzing the unique characteristics of different types of this disease, and discovering new treatments, cancer research is an active and varied field. The team at the Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program at the Dan L Duncan...

Liver Care
Oncology
Pink Genome Sequencing Report

Is the Answer to Breast Cancer in Our DNA?

Solving a riddle is always easiest when you have all of the background information. The same concept applies to breast cancer. When doctors can determine what is causing breast cells to multiply rapidly, they can prescribe the medication most likely to remove the stimulus. However, the sources of...

Breast Cancer
Oncology
A physical therapist helps a patient extend his arm.

Top 5 Benefits of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy, a combination of functional exercises and education about the way your body moves, has a wide array of benefits. Physical therapists can help you reduce chronic pain, recover from an injury, or even step up your game in your chosen sport. So come on—let’s get physical!  1....

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Bone & Joint Health
A breast cancer patient happily walks with her doctor.

Reducing Chemotherapy's Role in Breast Cancer Treatment

Ask just about anyone how doctors treat cancer, and their response will most likely include the word “chemotherapy.” But the team at the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Cancer Center at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center is working to change that perception. Chemotherapy can be expensive and...

Oncology
Breast Cancer
Women's Health