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PHD Eating Disorders Expert on KRLD-AM

PHD Eating Disorders Expert on KRLD-AM

Sandy Mullen, R.N., an eating disorders specialist at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, spoke with KRLD-AM (1080) radio this week about her new book, Swinging Door of Addiction: A Spiritual Guide to Recovery. Mullen's book, co-authored with Cathy Napier, former director of PHD’s chemical dependency program, gives readers a glimpse into the world of dual addictions, substance abuse and eating disorders. Through their work together at PHD, the authors found that the seemingly successful treatment of a patient’s primary addiction often fed the growth of another, hidden addiction. The authors will host a book signing at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Borders in Dallas' West Village.

PHD Pulmonologist on WFAA-TV

Dr. Gary Weinstein, a pulmonologist at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and chief of critical care medicine at PHD, was the featured medical expert in a story on WFAA-TV (Channel 8). The story investigated a new nicotine-delivery device that looks and feels like a cigarette. Users exhale a mist that looks like smoke, but no tobacco or other harmful products found in cigarettes are actually burned or inhaled.

Study by PHD's Levine Featured on Web Sites

Dr. Benjamin Levine, director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, is quoted in stories about research he and other UT Southwestern scientists have conducted on the health of retired National Football League players. Their findings were presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2008 conference. The story appears in Science Daily and on Medical News Today, and other sites.

PHP Employees on Neighbors Web Site

Several recent award winners from Presbyterian Hospital of Plano were featured in stories on the Dallas Morning News' site. Patti Allard, R.N., Ph.D., director of education and research, was named a finalist in the NurseWeek 2008 Nursing Excellence Awards for the South Central region. Radiologic technologists Todd Oliver, Janet Benton and Sandra Adams were named to the Top 25 Radiologic Technologists in North Texas by the North Texas Radiologic Technologists Society.


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