Islet cell transplant restores quality of life for man with chronic pancreatitis

Tommy Stone remembers two years of pain and discomfort, several surgeries, many hospitalizations and overwhelming frustration. The 42-year-old resident of Roanoke, Texas, and father of two, turned his frustration into resolve to get to the bottom of what ailed him. Based on his symptoms, he and his wife began researching pancreatic diseases. After talking to … Continue reading Islet cell transplant restores quality of life for man with chronic pancreatitis

Shin splints: Treatment and prevention tips you need to know

Have you ever wondered why your shins were throbbing after running or catching a pickup basketball game with your friends? Typically, this displeasure is called “shin splints,” but a doctor may refer to shin splints as “medial tibial stress syndrome”. What Are Shin Splints? Shin splints is a pain that occurs below the knee at the … Continue reading Shin splints: Treatment and prevention tips you need to know

Driving change: Therapist pushes for driver rehabilitation in Japan

Getting back behind the wheel after an injury is a major goal for patients in rehabilitation. After a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury or stroke, even doing simple tasks on your own can be a challenge. Being able to get in the car and go brings a sense of independence back into people’s lives. … Continue reading Driving change: Therapist pushes for driver rehabilitation in Japan

Through competitive fishing, ovarian cancer survivor uses sport to shed light on silent disease

When Rhonda Reeve, 53, isn’t working full-time as a CPA, she’s with her husband, Jay, on their fishing boat competing in tournaments across the U.S. as professional tournament anglers. But life hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Rhonda. In 2015, Rhonda began to experience subtle, yet alarming symptoms — severe bloating, pelvic pain, ovary pain … Continue reading Through competitive fishing, ovarian cancer survivor uses sport to shed light on silent disease

How paramedics are improving patient outcomes through education

In 2014 Don Mashewske’s wife, Lona Re, had been hospitalized 11 times because of diabetes. Overcome with worry, Don’s weight dropped from 208 to 151 pounds. Both he and Lona Re needed help. Lona Re’s health care team at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney referred her to the McKinney Fire Department paramedics … Continue reading How paramedics are improving patient outcomes through education