Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. There are many myths surrounding this disease. Cori Nash, a nurse and Regional Stroke Coordinator for the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System, sets out to debunk those myths. Continue reading →
Food allergies send someone to the emergency room every three minutes in the United States. Peanuts, shellfish — you name it — and someone may have an intense reaction to it. In some cases, the allergic reaction can prove deadly.
So, how can food allergies be prevented, and what signs should parents and allergy sufferers look for? Dr. Erika Gonzalez-Reyes, a pediatric immunologist with The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, says a little less protection from the world may be the best protection from allergies.
Up until August 2015, my experience with CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels revolved around my mother’s heart and atrial fibrillation. She would go in and out of the Hospital, but her condition was mostly manageable with medication. The thing that always impressed me was that the nurses prayed over her and with us every time she was admitted – and—every time she was ready to leave.
There comes a time when the dynamics of life start changing. For those of us “of a certain age,” it is often when we find ourselves in the role of a caretaker for one or more of your parents. Our parents’ health may be of a major concern within that shifting of roles. Suddenly, your very capable mom or dad needs help navigating the confusing world of healthcare, deciding on competent physicians, seeking out facilities that offer the services and programs they require, or driving to medical appointments. It can be overwhelming—even off-putting—especially if the care involves having to travel to major cities. I inwardly cringe sometimes at the thought of maneuvering through city traffic…and REALLY cringe when I think of some of our family members having to make those trips!
Dr. Randy Rogers, colorectal and gastrointestinal surgeon at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, speaks with CSRLiveWell about the surge in cases of colon and bowel cancers in young people, the risks, and how lifestyles play a role.
Thanks to improved health screenings, the rates of new colon and rectal cancer diagnoses have been falling in the United States for people, age 50 and older. But for those youngsters under 50, for whom routine screenings are not recommended, rates appear to be climbing significantly.
Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center looked at data and current trends. They predict that by the year 2030, the incidence rates of colon cancer for people between the ages of 20 and 34 will increase by 90% and by 124% for rectal cancer.
Nurses at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels (CSRH – NB) have teamed up to provide more comprehensive care for babies born prematurely in the New Braunfels area.
Since the beginning of the year, registered nurses from the New Braunfels hospital have undergone extensive training in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Board-certified neonatologists with MEDNAX are also in place to care for infants born too soon or who may have special health care needs.
Dr. Ian Thompson, Jr., President of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center, talked with Barry Petersen of CBS News about the consequences of finding and treating slow-growing cancers, like prostate cancer. The story was part of a larger cancer report on CBS News Sunday Morning on March 12.
Dr. Thompson spoke of the rise in prostate cancer screenings that peaked in the 1990s. Yet despite the number of prostate cancers identified, the death rate by this particular cancer has barely changed. Doctors are now asking their patients to take a hard look at when it may be best to aggressively treat some cancers.
Please join us in thanking Dr. Thompson for bringing national exposure to our growing oncology program at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center!
Nobody likes them, but mammograms are a necessary evil that all women over 40 must experience on an annual basis. How can you assure that you get the best quality mammogram, with the quickest results without the horror story pain?
(SAN ANTONIO, TX – August 26, 2016)— From ankle sprains to possible concussions, student athletes who are injured on the field of play can receive immediate attention by attending a free sports clinic on Saturday mornings. Physicians volunteer their time and talent at the CHRISTUS Orthopedics – Sports Medicine Center located in Alamo Heights, offering exams to students from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
A recent national survey shows nearly half of Americans say the election is stressing them out. Go figure! Imelda Sanchez MSN, RN, works in behavioral health at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center. She says knowing where the anxiety is coming from and how to deal with it could help make this election cycle one that you, your family, and friends can still participate in and come out being friendly!