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Eight Signs That Your Healthy Eating Is Making You Sick
Dallas Morning News

April 22, 2015 – You cannot eat a bite of your birthday cake? Obsessed with eating gluten-free or low-carbohydrate foods? Do your all-consuming efforts to eat chemical-free meats, fats and artificial additives adversely affect your social life and hinder your ability to think beyond your next meal preparation? If not, then don't worry. However, if nutritional issues unnaturally intrude on your daily activities and social life, then you could be orthorexic. Read Blog

Treating Troubled Sleep to Treat a Troubled Heart

April 21, 2015 – Irregular breathing from sleep apnea has been linked to the irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have pauses in their breathing when they are asleep. This may heighten the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, said Trieu Q. Ho, MD, a cardiac electrophysiologist, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine. Apnea patients may help their condition by using a CPAP machine, which eases breathing during sleep. Read Blog

Teen E-Cig Use Spiked

April 16, 2015 – A new study from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found that use of e-cigarettes among both middle and high school students nearly doubled between 2013 and 2014. E-cigs are battery-powered devices that heat a nicotine solution to produce a vapor the user inhales. Nicotine is the primary addictive chemical in tobacco. Research on the safety of e-cigs has not been definitive, Jeffrey M. Schussler, MD, an interventional cardiologist, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, told dailyRx News. "Tobacco use in any form is dangerous for your health, and in particular your cardiovascular health," he said. Read Article

Diet Tips for Heart Patients

April 16, 2015 – When it comes to eating heart smart, there can be a bit of a food fight. Some foods once considered bad for the heart may actually be good. "Eating eggs, which was thought to be very bad for you, is really not bad for you at all," said Michael Rothkopf, MD, a cardiologist with Baylor Irving. Dr. Rothkopf’s view is in line with the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans . Read Article

DHWI Focused On Changing Lives Through Better Health
WFAA-TV (Channel 8)

April 15, 2015 – WFAA-TV gave extended coverage to the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute this week. The station was live from DHWI Wednesday detailing the impact the center has in the community. Dr. Lydia Best, medical director of DHWI, was featured in their story and was also interviewed live during one of their segments. Watch Videos

Divorce Could Literally (Eventually) Break A Woman's Heart, Says Study

April 14, 2015 – It’s not news that divorce is stressful – stressful enough that past research has frequently documented poorer health among divorcees. But those with a previous divorce, particularly women, appear to have a higher risk of heart attack, found a study published in the journal Circulation. “This adds yet another important risk factor for doctors to take into consideration when evaluating a woman’s risk for heart disease,” said Dr. Sarah Samaan, a cardiologist, The Baylor Heart Hospital. Read Article

When Gluten Gets You Down

April 13, 2015 – Celiac disease is a genetic intolerance to gluten that can cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms and even malnutrition. Gluten sensitivity can lead to celiac disease, according to David Winter, MD, internist, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Winter told dailyRx News, "A lot of folks have gluten allergy — a lot of folks think they have one but really don't." The only way to find out if you are gluten-sensitive, Dr. Winter said, is to be tested. You must be on a diet that includes gluten, or the test results may not be valid because the gluten makes your blood produce the antibodies you're being tested for. Read Article

Tips for Living a Healthier Life

April 9, 2015 – Healthy diet, exercise, regular checkups, and avoiding stress and tobacco can lead to a healthier life. In an interview with dailyRx News, David Winter, MD, chief clinical officer, president and chairman of the board of Baylor Health Care System's HealthTexas Provider Network, described his top tips for living a healthier life and warding off chronic health problems. "Number one, most important — don't smoke, don't use tobacco in any form," Dr. Winter said. Read Article

Getting a Handle on Hypertension

April 8, 2015 – Chronic high blood pressure, or hypertension, often causes no symptoms but can lead to serious issues like stroke and heart attack. "You can have hypertension and feel perfectly fine, but it can lead to problems with your arteries," explained David Winter, MD, internist, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, president, in an interview with dailyRx News. Read Article

DHWI Chef competition promotes cooking with healthy ingredients
WFAA-TV (Channel 8)

April 7, 2015 – The Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute is hosting its first chef cook-off. The event brings together dozens of culinary students from the area along with professional chefs to compete within their skill level. Michael Esquenazi, Nutritional Director Baylor Mckinney was interviewed for the segment. Watch the Story | Read the Story

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