Laughing gas a new alternative to ease labor pains

Over the last 16 years, I have had the absolute privilege of helping countless moms navigate the journey of childbirth. Childbirth has always been one of the most unique and individualized experiences a family will go through. Every birth story is different. Individuals have their own special and unique circumstances that are like no one … Continue reading Laughing gas a new alternative to ease labor pains

Why value-based care is the key to high-quality, affordable healthcare

In A Leadership Perspective, Baylor Scott & White Health leaders share insights on healthcare industry trends, current issues and best practices. It’s no secret that medical care in America is expensive. As healthcare spending continues to rise, some healthcare providers have responded by shifting to a new way of operating: value-based care. Baylor Scott & White … Continue reading Why value-based care is the key to high-quality, affordable healthcare

How Hepatitis C-positive heart transplants could help address the organ donor shortage

Jane Poston received a lifesaving heart transplant two years ago at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health. Hospitalized and extremely ill, Jane relied upon her husband Charles to make critical medical decisions. Charles’ choice to accept a hepatitis C-positive heart for Jane was the first step in saving her life … Continue reading How Hepatitis C-positive heart transplants could help address the organ donor shortage

5 things to consider when using at-home genetic testing kits

At-home genetic testing is becoming a popular trend. The cost of these tests is decreasing, which means more people can participate in learning about their DNA — and who isn’t curious about their genes and ancestry? These testing kits now offer to provide information about your risk of having a mutation in the BRCA1 or … Continue reading 5 things to consider when using at-home genetic testing kits

Kangaroo care: The importance of skin-to-skin contact after birth

Nine months of anticipation and growing love for this little person developing inside of you all come down to this one priceless moment — the delivery of your baby! You hear that first precious cry and you want nothing more than to embrace this sweet child. Is this just your newly found maternal instinct?  Yes, … Continue reading Kangaroo care: The importance of skin-to-skin contact after birth