Preparing to ‘fall back’: Circadian rhythms and sleep

Inside each of us is a natural clock that tells us when to sleep and when to wake. Exposure to light and darkness help set the clock. When you travel across time zones, change shifts at work or even stay up or awaken later or earlier than usual, your inner clock can go awry. According […]

Lake Pointe donation helps Royse City ISD with concussion testing

Lake Pointe Medical Center provided the Royse City ISD Athletic Program with a sponsorship toward their purchase of the ImPACT Concussion Testing Tool, a tool they will be using to provide baseline concussion testing for their football and soccer athletes during the 2011-12 school year.  To learn more about how Lake Pointe Health Network can […]

Change in season, change your life

Recently I was on a trip back to Wisconsin to celebrate my birthday with my friends and family from back home.  I always become more reflective around my birthday each year and this was one of those milestone birthdays, making it even more of a time of reflection for me.  This past year has been […]

Apothecary fair offers free dental and eye exams, low cost health services

(Dallas) The Brookhaven Apothecary Health Fair 2011 is a community service nonprofit event featuring free and low cost health services, along with a blood drive by the American Red Cross.  Free dental exams, free eye exams, free diabetes screenings, low cost flu shots and low cost mammograms are some of the services that will be available. The […]

‘Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself’

You may have heard the saying, “world peace begins at home,” but what does that mean to you personally?  To me, this means first looking within ourselves for answers.  Author Leo Tolstoy wrote, many years ago, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”  People tend to look furthest away […]

Breastfeeding support group to meet Wednesdays

(Rowlett) Lake Pointe Medical Center is now offering a free, weekly Breastfeeding Support group, facilitated by Sue Knight, RN IBCLC.   Moms and their babies are invited to join the group from 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday. Show up for one meeting or as come as often as you’d like; no registration required. This is a great opportunity to meet other […]

About single-port laparoscopic gallbladder surgery

Your gallbladder is a small sac located in the upper-right part of your abdomen just under the liver. It stores a digestive fluid called bile from your liver and releases it into your small intestine. You can develop gallstones when bile in the gallbladder hardens into stone-like material. These stones can range in size from […]

‘In the Pink’ luncheon to talk about the ‘C’ word

(Rockwall) Fox 4 News’ Heather Hays will host the 2nd Annual In the Pink Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Hilton Bella Harbor, 2055 Summer Lee Drive, on Lake Ray Hubbard. The event will benefit community outreach, education, and enhanced coverage for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the […]

Too few ZZZs? Maybe it’s Shift Work Disorder

Most people are going to bed at 10 o’clock at night – not going to work. But more than 15 million Americans perform some kind of nonstandard shift work1, including nurses, air traffic controllers, firefighters, radio DJs and truck drivers. Approximately one-fourth of those who work a night, early morning and/or rotating-shift may be suffering […]

Understanding MRIs of the breast

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, also known as MRI, uses high-powered magnets, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed images of the body. It is especially useful when visualizing organs, soft tissues and bones. Unlike an X-ray, MRI does not use ionizing radiation. Breast MRI for High-Risk Groups For women who are at high risk of […]