Health & Wellness Tips

Take precautions with pain relievers

With spring blooming and people heading out for gardening and warm-weather activities, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen can be effective pain relievers and anti-inflammation drugs. Read More

How to help a friend with depression

Depression will affect 25 percent of women and 10 percent of men at some point in their lifetime, but friends and loved ones sometimes don’t know how to help or react. Read More

Daily aspirin risk may outweigh benefit

For most individuals who have not had a heart attack or stroke, the risks of a daily low-dose aspirin regimen may outweigh the benefits, say UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians. Read More

Gut check on colon cancer

Being aware of your digestive system and its daily cycle can help you know when to get checked for colon cancer, according to physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Read More

Limit screen time for kids

Video games and television can be a handy “baby sitter” for parents and caregivers, so it is important to pay attention to how much time your kids are spending glued to a tube Read More

Pap smear needed even with HPV vaccine

HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines that are often recommended to help prevent infections related to cervical and other cancers should not discourage women from also getting a Pap smear Read More

Too little, too much calcium can pose competing risks

Women who take calcium supplements for bone health should get in the habit of reading labels on food and calcium supplements to ensure they do not get too little – or too much, UT Southwestern Medical Center mineral metabolism specialists warn. Read More