Category Archives: Health News

Is Medical Marijuana Taking on the Fight Against Opioid Overdoses?

Would you believe us if we told you that 6 out of every 10 drug overdose deaths in the US are related to perfectly legal, prescribed medications? Sadly, it’s true. Opioids, designed to relieve chronic pain, are notorious not only for their pain-relieving properties, but also for causing addiction and subsequent overdose. So, why do […]

Could a Chocolate Pill Give Your Health a Boost?

Who would have thought that chocolate could be good for you? That’s right – the rich, tasty little treat that we all know and love has some astounding benefits for our health. However, it may not be in the usual candy form we’re familiar with. Health-Boosting Cocoa Compounds Flavanols and polyphenols, compounds which occur naturally […]

The Zika Virus, Everything You Need To Know

You may have heard several news reports about the Zika virus recently, but how much do you really know about the disease, and would you recognize the symptoms if you had it? We answer all the most important questions that residents have about the Zika virus. What is the Zika virus? The Zika virus is […]

Oxytocin | The Human Need For Touch

I first remember learning some specifics about Oxytocin during medical school while working in Labor and Delivery. A synthetic analog of it, Pitocin, was frequently used to assist a difficult childbirth. It was used in triggering the uterus to contract and thus was valuable in aiding a stalled labor as well as minimizing uterine blood […]

Serotonin and Sunshine

 “Sunshine, on my shoulders, makes me happy.” -John Denver When I was a young boy my family spent our vacation time on the road, traveling in a small R.V., exploring and camping throughout the U.S.. While doing so, our primary source of entertainment for those often long drives was listening to an old 8-track player. John Denver’s Greatest […]

Leg Veins, Who Needs Them?

It is now June and in Texas it only means one thing: barbecue season. While we’re outside enjoying time with our family and friends, we want to beat the heat with shorts, dresses, and skirts. Some of us may cringe at this thought because we are uncomfortable with the look of visible veins on our […]