My ten-year-old daughter Lucia asked, “Dad, do you want to read with me?” No, I didn’t. It was late, and I was exhausted after a long day in the office. But I have a rule. When my kids want to talk, I make myself available. Kids want to talk on their terms, not ours, and my children often want to chat at the most inconvenient times.
And who can say no to a 10-year-old?
I am a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist in Texas. I grew up in Dallas. I attended college at Trinity University in San Antonio, where I played basketball and majored in Spanish. I then returned to Dallas to attend the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
After completing my residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital, I moved to Irving, Texas, to work with MacArthur Medical Center, where I now serve as the CEO.
I have the honor of speaking around the country on family planning, sexually transmitted disease prevention, and teen pregnancy prevention.
I am happily married to a wonderful woman. We…
Sometimes we need a jolt to snap us out of a funk. It‘s been a long time since I smiled, laughed, or felt happy about something. Like many, my soul craved a defibrillating reboot. I discovered a shocking way to inject optimism back into my life through a TV show called Ted Lasso on Apple TV+.
The show follows the journey of American college football coach Ted Lasso played by actor Jason Sudeikis. Despite knowing absolutely nothing about soccer, Ted has been hired to coach a fictional English Premier soccer (football) team, AFC Richmond. Ted’s job is to elevate the…
Have you noticed those weird-looking short stories popping up in your daily feeds? I have. At first, they just confused me. I was not sure what was happening. Then, I noticed I was reading every single one of them from start to finish.
After this lightbulb moment, it was time to investigate this different style of publishing Medium refers to as shortform stories. If you are not familiar with shortform, here is an article from Creator’s Hub explaining how this story style works.
Thank you, Hal Elrod, for waking me up to a new perspective
Tired, sluggish, and dreading the day, I drag myself out of bed like a zombie from The Walking Dead. Like many hard-working entrepreneurs, this was my daily morning routine. Two years ago, I stumbled upon a podcast interview with author Hal Elrod in which he shared his incredible story and explained his book The Miracle Morning. His message hit me like a ton of bricks.
We all work so hard to create an amazing life for ourselves, but we never stop and take the time to enjoy the…
Texas Governor Greg Abbott continues his expansion of Government powers over individual liberty by signing a bill making abortion a felony. The interesting catch is the law only takes effect if the US Supreme Court overturns the 1973 landmark ruling Roe v. Wade.
This Texas abortion ban continues Governor Abbott’s pattern of limiting the rights of individuals in favor of the government control over people’s lives. Previously, Abbott signed SB 8, which banned abortion in Texas after six weeks of gestation. Many women do not know they are pregnant so early in pregnancy.
SB 8, known as the “ heartbeat…
The Houston Methodist Hospital System announced the suspension of 178 staff members for failing to start the Covid-19 vaccine series. Over 99% of the hospital staff has begun or completed their vaccines, but the holdouts now find themselves suspended for the next 14 days without pay.
Back in March, Houston Methodist Chief Executive Officer Dr. Marc Boom notified the staff via email that the health system required all staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19. At that time, The Houston Methodist Health System was the first US hospital to require all staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19. …
People struggling to cope with a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s celebrated the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a new medication to treat the disease. On June 6, the FDA approved Aduhelm (aducanumab) for the early phases of Alzheimer’s disease through its Accelerated Approval pathway.
More than 6 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s disease. The FDA recognized the urgency in providing a treatment option now instead of waiting years for further clinical trial data. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and cases will increase as our population ages.
Alzheimer’s is a…
The sweltering Texas sunset closed on the 2021 Texas Legislative session without help for Texas inmates. Prisoners in the Texas prison system will continue to go without air condition after HB 357 fails to get a hearing in the Texas Senate.
A bipartisan group of Democratic and Republican representatives from the Dallas Fort Worth area worked hard to prove bipartisanship is not dead in Texas. This coalition fought for prison reform requiring Texas prisons to install air conditioning in all facilities.
HB 357 bill passed the Texas House by a vote of 123–18. In normal times, the bill would have…
Let’s face it. No one wants to visit the gynecologist for an annual pap smear. This uncomfortable visit is not anyone’s favorite way to spend their free time. But regular pap smears for cervical cancer prevention save women’s lives.
In most cases, cervical cancer can be prevented through vaccination and proper cervical screening. But still, more than 13,000 US women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.
Despite screening programs,
4,000 US women die from HPV-related cervical cancer each year.