New Migraine Medicine Relieves Pain For North Texas Doctor

New Migraine Medicine Relieves Pain For North Texas Doctor

More than 38,000 Americans suffer from migraines, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. There hasn’t been a medicine specifically designed to treat migraines up until this summer. In May, the FDA approved erenumab (Aimovig), the first medication aimed at preventing migraines. Allison Henderson, a pediatrician from Richardson, said the drug has changed her life. Henderson […]

Is your thyroid medicine hurting your heart?

Is your thyroid medicine hurting your heart?

. - Many of you know I had thyroid cancer 25 years ago. So to live, every day I take levothyroxine, a type of synthetic thyroid hormone. So it really caught my attention when I read a recent medical study that said the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke was found to be higher […]

Eldredge, Cutts Promoted in Sports Medicine Department

(L-R): Rachel Eldredge and Matt Cutts Middlebury College has announced two promotions within the Sports Medicine Department. Rachel Eldredge has been elevated to the Assistant Director of Sports Medicine, while Matt Cutts has earned the title of Associate Athletic Trainer. “I want to offer my congratulations to Rachel and Matt on their promotions,” said Director […]

New program educates next environmental health scientists

New program educates next environmental health scientists

Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ph.D., Center for Precision Environmental Health Population health and precision medicine have been gaining popularity and influence in healthcare for years, but training for new scientists interested in these fields has been relatively limited. In a new five-year, $1.2 million T32 training grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Baylor […]

Digital tools don't help patients taking lots of medicine

Digital tools don't help patients taking lots of medicine

Electronic health records and the digital tools that give doctors and patients access to their healthcare information apparently aren’t doing an adequate job helping to improve care among the chronically ill once they’re home and on multiple medications. That’s the main takeaway from a new study by researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago. In fact, […]

Movement is Medicine: Six easy health tests

Movement is Medicine: Six easy health tests

Here are six easy self-assessments that can help you keep you on track for maintaining your health. Normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. A lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. To check your pulse at your wrist, place two […]

Can Medicine Bring Israelis and Palestinians Together?

Can Medicine Bring Israelis and Palestinians Together?

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard lie down with the kid; the calf, the beast of prey, and the fatling together, with a little boy to herd them. Isaiah 11:6 (The Israel Bible™) View of the Mt. of Olives in Jerusalem, with the Augusta Victoria tower on the left. (Credit: Michal Fattal/Flash90) […]

New physician joins FirstHealth Family Medicine

New physician joins FirstHealth Family Medicine

Abdel-Masih ROCKINGHAM – Hanie Abdel-Masih, D.O., has joined the FirstHealth Family Medicine team in Rockingham, joining Joseph Gillham, M.D., and Emily Phillips, PA-C. Dr. Abdel-Masih earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glen Head, New York. He completed his residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center, a […]

Rising Insulin Prices Push Woman to Buy Medicine on Craigslist

Rising Insulin Prices Push Woman to Buy Medicine on Craigslist

Insulin prices have tripled in recent years, forcing families to make drastic choices when purchasing the lifesaving medication, including one local woman who has resorted to purchasing insulin on Craigslist. A recent study from Yale University found 1 in 4 patients admitted to cutting back and rationing their insulin because of the hike in prices. […]

Preparing Health Network CEOs for Success with Precision Medicine: Early-Adopter Health Systems to Gather in …

Preparing Health Network CEOs for Success with Precision Medicine: Early-Adopter Health Systems to Gather in …

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 14, 2018–Precision Medicine is happening now at first-mover hospitals and health systems. September 12-13 in Nashville, experts from the nation’s most successful precision medicine clinical programs will gather to share their strategies and lessons learned. The goal of this conference is to provide health network CEOs with the insights needed to initiate […]