As much as we would like to say, “Oh, exercise is something I just can’t do,” that’s probably not true when you really think about it. And you have to admit that physical activity really is an important part of weight loss. Whatever your current level of activity, you can start where you are and … Continue reading
A cancer diagnosis can be an isolating and scary experience. Starting May 4, patients from the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women and Harris Health System’s Smith Clinic diagnosed with gynecologic cancer can find emotional support through Baylor College of Medicine’s new Woman to Woman program. The program connects gynecologic cancer survivors with newly diagnosed women. … Continue reading
When you spend enough time studying or working with the same people, you end up doing everything with them. That’s especially true on a college campus. In this photo from the 1956 Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, members of the Baylor community sit for a meal and a cup of … Continue reading
Spring is here! Aren’t we so glad to be out of winter? With seasonal changes, people often experience upper respiratory infections, allergies or a cold, which may result in voice changes that can last up to two weeks.
This feature is part of an ongoing series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. Christine Beeton, Ph.D, associate professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor, will be the first person to admit her career hasn’t been linear.
Mary K. Estes, Ph.D., is a virologist with a passion for solving microbiology mysteries.
Looking for a main dinner dish packed with nutrients? Look no further than the Baylor College of Medicine Sugar, Heart and Life Program’s Baked Salmon Dijon recipe.
Your voice can evoke passion, emotion, and information. But did you know that your voice could indicate potential health concerns?
April is esophageal cancer awareness month, and Baylor College of Medicine’s gastroenterology experts are reminding people that this type of cancer is treatable.
This feature is part of a series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. Only within the past few decades have microscopes evolved dramatically into finely tuned instruments capable of imaging large biological specimens with razor-sharp resolution.
Imagine the sudden emergence of a new, previously unseen viral disease that is rapidly approaching epidemic levels.
The patient was 16 years old, 200 pounds and 7-feet long. Vital statistics like that aren’t unusual for the Houston Zoo, but for Baylor College of Medicine faculty members, treating Smaug the Komodo dragon wasn’t a typical experience.
The 2015 baseball season arrived in Houston this week, with the Astros taking on the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park. This Baylor College of Medicine trio, from the 1983 Aesculapian yearbook, looks ready to take part in America’s pastime.
When it comes to effective communication and interaction with any person, respect and courtesy are key. These priorities don’t change when interacting with people with disabilities.
Dengue and Chikungunya are not exactly household worlds, but these two viral infections are serious diseases (known as “arbovirus infections”). Each is transmitted by mosquitoes, and there are real concerns they might be coming to Houston and Harris County this summer. The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is taking on … Continue reading
In a comment from one of our astute readers, the topic of food allergies came up. I was stumped. Maybe I’m not alone in trying to make sense of the very confusing information out there on the web and trying to apply it to my situation as a woman with a significant mobility limitation.
In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, Dr. Sherry Vinson, assistant professor of developmental pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, shared resources that parents of children with autism can easily access.
Whether you’re a student or a professor, keeping a sharp mind is important to teaching and learning – and a healthy body doesn’t hurt.
While most people may choose a postcard or refrigerator magnet to commemorate their spring break, others make more impulsive decisions and return home with a permanent reminder, like a tattoo or piercing. Dr. Ida Orengo, professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, said it’s important to get tattoos in clean, reputable tattoo parlors. “Make … Continue reading
As a medical student, Dr. Jeremy Slone developed an interest in global health. He also was interested in pediatric oncology, but he didn’t know how to blend the two. He has found the perfect way to combine his medical interests – through the International Center at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. Slone, assistant professor of pediatrics at … Continue reading
I recently was given the opportunity to represent Baylor College of Medicine at the Association of American Medical Colleges as part of a year-long conversation on becoming a “Learning Health System”. At the inaugural event, I heard from others around the country examples of substantive efforts to harness the power of academic medical centers to … Continue reading
Weight loss is like any other training. You have to be really strict for a while, and then it’s supposed to become a lifestyle as you keep the techniques that work best for you over the long term. Some people say your first choice is making a commitment to losing weight. They acknowledge that you … Continue reading
In the last two years, actress Angelina Jolie—an identified carrier of a genetic mutation (BRCA) that significantly increases her risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer— has shared with the public her difficult decision to have surgeries to prevent cancers. Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer experts at Baylor College of Medicine applaud her decision, which … Continue reading
Anna was a first-year medical student who came to me seeking advice for success in medical school. She was surprised when one of the topics I touched upon was medical school scholarships and awards. I find that this is a common reaction from students. Apart from the distinct financial benefits, though, scholarships and awards may … Continue reading
Can we create new ways for human beings to experience different senses? Dr. David Eagleman, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, thinks so. During his March 18 TED talk, “Can We Create New Senses for Humans?” he presents his latest project, a sensory vest for the hearing impaired. This … Continue reading
Those with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) know not all foods can be digested equally. IBS affects up to one in five people living in this country. The syndrome’s symptoms include abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and change in bowel habits either through constipation, diarrhea or both alternating. The average diet frequently contains sugars that are difficult to digest for some people. These … Continue reading
Match Day 2015 was one of the biggest days in our student’s educational career. And now that our 178 fourth-year medical students have matched with their residency programs, we can take a look back at everything that happened during the day. Check out our video recap of the day: Read the press release. Watch the … Continue reading
Today fourth year medical students found out where they would train for their residency program. See the 2015 results for Baylor College of Medicine’s fourth year students below: This year two additional students at Baylor participated in the Military Match. See a further breakdown by specialty in the graphic below.
Match Day, one of the most important days in a future doctor’s educational career, is March 20. Every year near the end of March, students across the nation discover which residency program they will join for training. And across the chasm of time, back to 1978, this eclectic group of students learned their matches as … Continue reading
As athletic trainers, we are commonly confused for personal trainers, but the difference between the two professions is significant.
Match Day is a monumental day for soon-to-be graduating medical students across the nation. The next phase of becoming a licensed physician is to train at a residency program, and after the past months of interviewing various institutions, we enlisted in the National Resident Matching Program where we committed ourselves to a binding agreement to … Continue reading
We have two issues here if you want to lose weight; well, maybe three. First, you have to cut down the amount of food you eat, which means limiting portion size. Second, you have to know what a portion size is. And, of course, – you have to want to do it. That’s the choice … Continue reading
Growing up, the rules in the Venkataraman household were relatively standard: finish all the vegetables on your plate, only surf the Internet with parental supervision, and never talk to strangers. When I was13 years old, I managed to successfully break all three rules in the span of 24 hours. It started like any typical morning. … Continue reading
Baylor College of Medicine is a research leader, and you don’t get to be that way without some medical technology. In this photo from the 1963 Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, our doctors sit with some lab equipment that looks like it could use an upgrade. With modern smartphones and … Continue reading
The famous saying goes, you are what you eat. In many ways this is absolutely true. One of those ways deals with the level of inflammation in the body. Inflammation can cause discomfort, pain, and even long-lasting damage. As such, following a diet that will help limit the amount of inflammation in your body may … Continue reading
Want to get the most out of your physical activity? Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine said regular exercise can reduce blood pressure, increase good cholesterol, reduce bad and total cholesterol, increase overall fitness and improve insulin sensitivity—very important if you have type 2 diabetes or are pre-diabetic.
As minimally invasive surgical techniques become more widely available, how can cardiothoracic surgeons prepare themselves, healthcare teams and their patients? Three experts, including Dr. Todd K. Rosengart, professor and chair of Baylor College of Medicine’s Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, join members of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons roundtable at the society’s annual meeting to … Continue reading
On Feb. 28, Baylor College of Medicine, with the Houston affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the local Pink Ribbons Project organization, made a big contribution to the fight against breast cancer and the mission to understand the differences in healthy and cancerous breast tissue.
At Baylor College of Medicine, we are committed to the health and well-being of our community through the work we do in all of our mission areas. As employees of an academic medical center, we also have a unique opportunity to be role models for a healthy lifestyle.
The name Baylor College of Medicine brings many things to mind – pioneering efforts in heart surgery and genetics, strength in research, well-prepared students, diversity, innovation, a pursuit of excellence. And while all of us know that Baylor College of Medicine is more than a College of Medicine, we’ve decided to make that abundantly clear … Continue reading
Cancer of the colon, also known as the large bowel, is a common – and lethal – disease. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Yet it is preventable.
As a first-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine, I’ve had the opportunity join my classmates in volunteering at the H.O.M.E.S. Clinic. Entirely student-run since 1999, the clinic provides healthcare services and social resources to the homeless population of Houston. The clinic is a collaborative effort between Baylor, UT Health Science Center at Houston, the … Continue reading
After a hard day of studying medical texts, this group of students decided to unwind by studying some cards.
More than 82 million American adults are estimated to suffer from some form of heart disease, according to statistics from the American Heart Association. Damage to the heart that has developed over time can’t be cured. But it can be treated, quite often with strategies to improve symptoms.
I love my job. As the Chief Operating Officer of the Susan G. Komen ® Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center (Komen Tissue Bank) in Indianapolis, Ind., I and a team of dedicated, encouraging, like-minded colleagues get to face each day filled with hope that the work about which we are so passionate … Continue reading
Dr. Jeffrey Noebels, professor of neurology and molecular and human genetics, is leading a new research center of international scientists who seek to answer questions that arise from the mystery of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).
Face it… Americans love salt and eat plenty of it. Most of us consume too much salt – on average 9–12 grams per day, or around twice the recommended maximum level of intake. This can cause serious heart problems.
Mardi Gras was Tuesday, so for today’s Throwback Thursday we’re getting out of town and taking a trip to Pat O’Brien’s Bar in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dear brother and sister dieters – I am so with you! I recently went to my internist, begging for a solution to my weight “problem.”