If you begin to sweat and find your heart pounding when you enter an elevator full of people, you may have claustrophobia. Those who are even mildly claustrophobic find it uncomfortable to fly or even go through a tunnel when traveling.
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Friends and relatives of a pregnant mom are treated to pictures and videos of the growing fetus these days through social media platforms like Facebook, so it’s no surprise that ultrasounds are done earlier and earlier. An ultrasound can tell you many secrets like the gender of the baby unlike decades ago when it would be a surprise.
In addition to the baby’s gender, an ultrasound can inform both the parents-to-be and the physician about the health of the fetus.
A CT scan and MRI are both non invasive and low risk tools used by doctors to diagnose specific conditions. They both produce images of the inside of our body, but what are the differences between a CT scan and MRI, and when are they used?
A one time chest X-ray can help diagnose conditions like COPD, but even more importantly, it can be used to determine how a particular disease is progressing or if a prescribed treatment is working. In this case, a series of chest X-rays will be ordered so the doctor can quickly see any changes or improvements.
Meet our Employee of Quarter (Technical Services)
Andrea, better known as “Andi”, makes sure every department has the supplies and/or linens they need daily in a very timely manner. She is adamant about keeping supplies at par levels or below to avoid excessive inventory stocked on shelves. For those items needed that are not routinely ordered, Andi researches diligently to make sure we are getting the best value for our dollar. Fun loving and easy going, that’s Andi!
Here are some fun facts about Andi:
1) What department do you work in? Materials Management
2) How many years have you worked at SWDIC? 9.5 Years
3) What’s the most rewarding part of your job? Working with each and every department, we really have some great people here at SWDIC.
4) Cowboys, Rangers, or Mavericks? Rangers all the way!
5) What’s #1 on your bucket list? Travel to all the Major League Baseball Ballparks
6) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Spain & Alaska
7) What’s your lucky number? 2
8) What’s your favorite food? Mexican Food
9) What would you do if someone gave you $100 today? Put it towards renovating our new home!
10) What’s your favorite color? Green
11) What are your hobbies? Watching sports, crafting, and shopping
12) What is your favorite season of the year? Fall
13) How many are in your family? Husband-Josh & Chocolate Lab-George
14) Who is your favorite singer/band? Carrie Underwood
15) Where did you go to high school/college? Garland High School & El Centro
Meet and learn about our Employee of the Quarter, we are so very lucky to have her!
Jean J. – Admitting: Jean constantly maintains a very high quality of work ensuring that every patient is greeted and quickly taken care of. She volunteered to be the visit coordinator backup learning all the intricacies of that position as well. The recipient of patient praise, Jean demonstrates the true essence of exceptional customer service.
How many years have you worked at SWDIC? 4 years
What’s the most rewarding part of your job? The most rewarding part of my job is working with people to provide a caring environment under an encouraging supervisor.
What’s #1 on your bucket list? Travel the World
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Spain
What’s your lucky number? 9
What’s your favorite food? Thai
What would you do if someone gave you $100 today? Save it!
What’s your favorite color? Purple
What are your hobbies? Hanging out with family and friends, and reading
What is your favorite season of the year? Winter
How many are in your family? 2
Who is your favorite singer/band? Adam Levine, Maroon 5
Where did you go to high school/college? Plano Senior High School/ University of Texas at Dallas
Fear of flying, spiders and snakes are just a couple of fears many of us deal with each day. Real or irrational they may be, the anxiety they cause is real. If you are facing a Magnetic Resonance Imaging test, here are some pointer about how to reduce anxiety about your upcoming MRI.
An MRI is a painless, safe test that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of body’s organs. Even though it’s perfectly safe, it’s important to know how to answer questions if your child is concerned.
Here are a few tips to help you prepare your child for their upcoming MRI: Read the rest of this entry »
One can hardly pick up a frozen dinner, boxed cereal, or any prepackaged food and not notice the “Heart Healthy” label splashed all over the item. Relying on these marketing ploys alone will likely NOT provide much that is truly heart healthy.
You don’t have to scrupulously count calories or become obsessive about your diet to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Here are 5 practical ways to make heart health an everyday thing.
Did you know that more than 130,000 people were treated for a golf-related injury in 2015? Even though this sport is a low-impact activity with minimal risk, injury is still always possible.