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 […]

Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith to host book signings

Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith will sign copies of his new book, “Game On: Find Your Purpose – Pursue Your Dream” at nine North Texas locations in September.   Smith’s book will be released Sept. 6, the same day that his media tour kicks off with an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning […]

Local author launches ‘Wings of a Dream’

(Garland) Local author Anne Mateer will launch her new book, “Wings of a Dream,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at Barnes and Noble at Firewheel Towne Center, 190 Cedar Sage Drive in Garland. To learn more, call 972-496-2000. To submit your news and events, email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com.

‘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 […]

Emotional vitamins: How structure helps your child

Dr. Robert Shaw in his book, The Epidemic, tells us that there are two “emotional vitamins” we can provide for our children: clear structure and clear expectations.  How do we go about giving our children these two important items?  Let’s look at why children need clear structure.  An environment with transparent organization provides the child […]

‘The Muir House’ by Mary DeMuth

Family Secrets: Does the Truth Heal or Harm? Love story by Mary DeMuth unveils freedom and hope in answering questions of the past Mary DeMuth’s latest novel tackles the issue of unveiling family secrets and the effects that follow. A love story, The Muir House (Zondervan, July 2011) explores suffering, healing, and the choices that […]

In a dry and thirsty land

God knows what he’s up to, and it’s for our good So this is a drought. Many of us have never really seen one. We’ve seen images of drought in world news and in magazines from relief organizations. It’s not life-threatening here in Texas, except to livestock and poor creatures of the field. But even […]

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 […]