Dr. Jane Sadler's Health Blog

Dr. Jane Sadler is a family medicine physician on staff at Baylor Medical Center at Garland and is a regular contributor to the Dallas Morning News Health Blog. Read her latest contributions:

October 2015:

Five Facts and Myths for Surviving Infant Colic
Dallas Morning News Health Blog

October 29, 2015 – The American Academy of Family Practice Journal's cover model is a crying baby with her mouth wide open. The article: Infantile Colic. OK…it is not my daughter, but it certainly looked like her baby picture. My mother promised me that in my later years I would develop selective amnesia and that I would only remember the good times during her infancy. If only I knew what I now know about infant colic, early motherhood might have been more blissful… Read Blog

Cliffnotes for Updated American Cancer Society Mammogram Guidelines
Dallas Morning News Health Blog

October 23, 2015 – In 2009, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) rolled out significant changes in mammogram screening ages and intervals. Many clinicians never adopted changes, which included biennial (every other year) mammograms beginning at age 50. Now, six years later, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has developed newer guidelines…and change is coming. Read Blog

Five Unforgettable Reasons to be Forgettable
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

October 9, 2015 – My daughter's recent Facebook post drew a lot of attention. As a sleep-deprived and somewhat stressed college student, she had admittedly become forgetful and lost her wallet. I understand the late-night study times are pulling her away from sleep. While she is performing very well at school, she has become forgetful. Several factors contribute to daily forgetfulness and, in researching this blog, I have come up with the top five. Read Blog

The Dog Is Eating My Superfood!
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

October 2, 2015 – My dog just ate all the figs. My bountiful fig tree had been both rich and ripe this season, heavy-laden with my favorite superfood and ready for eating. I suppose she could have preferred my shoes over figs…so the situation could be worse. Known primarily for their fiber content, figs are also rich in calcium and potassium and contain more iron than most other fruits. Read Blog

September 2015:

Five Fun (and not so fun) Flu Facts
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

September 4, 2015 – Really, the flu is NOT fun; in fact, it is uncomfortable and inconvenient and in some cases can be very serious or even deadly. The flu virus infects up to 20 percent of Americans annually. Up to 200,000 people end up in the hospital with flu-related complications, and the flu kills approximately 36,000 people every year in the U.S. That is why the time for the flu shot is NOW. Meaning, whenever you can get to your nearest healthcare center or worksite: line-up and take it. Read Blog

August 2015:

Hand Sanitizing: Skip the Scrub and Go for the Squirt?
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

August 28, 2015 – Getting rid of bad germs requires repetitive cleaning remedies. In a busy classroom setting, most children will rush through the tedious sanitizing ritual of lathering up and rinsing off. It is much easier to gather a dollop of hand sanitizer than to spend extra time washing with soap and water. So why not skip the scrub and go for the squirt? Read Blog

Seven Refrigerator-worthy Healthy Habits to Maintain Your Student’s Health
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

August 21, 2015 – The new school year has just begun and just like your New Year’s resolutions, it is time to refresh our kids on healthy school hygiene. Get out your magnets and get ready to hang another item on your already-crowded refrigerator board. You have enough on your plate (and your refrigerator) so I will keep it simple. Read Blog

Parenting Does Not Have to Be a Traumatic Experience
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

August 14, 2015 – My mother called it "selective amnesia." It was not until the birth of her fifth child (delivered within eight years of the first), that she and my father elected to stop having more babies. According to Demography 2015, statistically, my parents may have stopped after the first child and the rest of us would never have been born. In this scientific article, researchers evaluated parental well-being following the birth of their first child. Read Blog

Taking Care of Yourself in an Empty Nest
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

August 11, 2015 – When my daughter was 4, she made plans to run away. I calmly reminded her that she'd need a coat and a blanket for cool nights, and food for when she got hungry. She quickly changed her mind. Now she's 18, and she's making plans to leave again — for Duke University. There's no going back this time. My husband and I have mixed emotions of fear, anxiety, uncertainty — and relief. Read Blog

Spice It Up and Add Years to Your Life!
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

August 7, 2015 – When treating patients with cold and flu symptoms, I advise a drive over to my favorite Thai restaurant for a delicious bowl of Tom Kha soup. The chicken broth has a favorable effect on respiratory illness recovery and the spicy flavors will clear any stuffy nose. That's good news if you have a cold. Now I have even better news. Recent evidence suggests that spicy food is associated with a reduced risk for death. Read Blog

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