Recipe: Heart healthy stuffed peppers

Recipe: Heart healthy stuffed peppers

Looking to improve your heart health? Start in the kitchen. While regular exercise can help cut the risk of heart disease, a good diet with essential nutrients to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels can be an important tool. Becki O’Brien, general manager and founder of the Big & Juicy Juice Bar, recently shared recipes … Continue reading

Baylor focuses on sustainability

Baylor focuses on sustainability

For more than eight years, Baylor College of Medicine has been committed to conservation efforts on campus. Students, trainees, faculty and staff alike join forces with our partners in the Texas Medical Center to help make the College’s Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program a success.   This Earth Day, we highlight the program’s achievements. Throughout … Continue reading

Hunt down tasty alternatives to unhealthy Easter treats

Hunt down tasty alternatives to unhealthy Easter treats

With parents in control of Easter baskets, your Sunday Easter egg hunt doesn’t have to result in a pile of sugar for the kids. “Portion control is a key component to the Easter candy dilemma,” said Roberta Anding, a registered dietitian with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. “Consider the following; instead of … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Make a splash

Throwback Thursday: Make a splash

All good things must come to an end. And in the case of these Baylor College of Medicine students, the end means a swim in Alkek Fountain.   In this 1986 Aesculapian Yearbook photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, our students make a splash. An old tradition where the “end of basic … Continue reading

The seven sins of humanitarian medicine

The seven sins of humanitarian medicine

Knowing how you’re needed in the aftermath of a disaster can be just as important as knowing if you’re needed, Dr. Kenneth Mattox, distinguished service professor and chief of staff and surgeon-in-chief at Ben Taub, said. Suppressing the “I really want to help” reflex can be difficult for a doctor, Mattox said, but on some … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Riding for a cause

Throwback Thursday: Riding for a cause

As Saturday marks the 30th year cyclists have gathered in Houston to make the 180-mile ride to Austin to raise money for multiple sclerosis, we take a look back at Baylor College of Medicine and the MS 150. From the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, our students prepare for the MS 150 in this image … Continue reading

Parents, teachers key to success for ADHD students

Parents, teachers key to success for ADHD students

Finding ways to help a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, succeed in school can be challenging for parents. Many parents choose not to inform teachers of their child’s disorder for fear of negatively labeling the student, but this could actually hinder the treatment process, said Dr. Diane Treadwell-Deering, assistant professor of psychiatry … Continue reading

Day in the Life: Managing the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic

Day in the Life: Managing the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic

Meet Armenthia Marie Prescott, manager of the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. With more than 13 years of experience at Baylor, follow Prescott as she shares her favorite aspects of her job and what it’s like working with bones. Interested in joining the Baylor family? Check out career opportunities. -Audrey M. Marks

The volunteer effect: Making an impact

The volunteer effect: Making an impact

Baylor College of Medicine teams up with many different local non-profit health organizations for events throughout the year, including the upcoming Houston Avon Walk April 12 – 13 – marking the seventh year in a row Baylor will serve as the official medical sponsor. As the medical sponsor, Baylor oversees all health care for the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: One of the guys

Throwback Thursday: One of the guys

In this 1933 image from the Baylor University Round Up yearbook, the members of Alpha Pi Alpha chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, the “honorary scholastic medical fraternity,” pose with their cap and tassels. The chapter was formed in 1930 and exists today at the College. The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society was founded in … Continue reading

Thoughts on World Autism Awareness Day

Thoughts on World Autism Awareness Day

Today is the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day, a day when organizations committed to autism research, advocacy, or policy promote awareness through events and public discussions. As both a scientist and a father of four – one of whom is an adult child with autism (as well as other mental and physical disabilities) and … Continue reading

Our students’ perspectives

Our students’ perspectives

Whether you’re curious about what medical school is like or you’ve had a similar experience in the clinic or classroom, our student blog Progress Notes offers student insight on medicine, healthcare and experiences from the frontlines of research. Choosing medicine There are a million reasons why students choose to enroll in medicine school. Lucy Zhu, … Continue reading

Did you remember to thank your physician?

Did you remember to thank your physician?

Yesterday was National Doctor’s Day. Every year on the anniversary of the first surgery performed with ether anesthetic, the nation celebrates the hard work and dedication of our doctors. From trips abroad to provide healthcare to the underserved to service within our own community, our faculty and students strive to make a difference. For this, … Continue reading

Simple steps to prevent colon cancer

Simple steps to prevent colon cancer

March is set aside every year to raise awareness of colorectal cancer, the second most common cause of cancer death in America, according to the Center for Disease Control. A colorectal cancer screening is quick and painless. However, there are a few steps that can be taken before that to reduce or identify cancer risk. … Continue reading

Dress up your greens with this fat-free dressing

Dress up your greens with this fat-free dressing

Grabbing a salad can be a great way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet. But reaching for a calorie-laden dressing can sabotage the best nutrition intentions. This fat-free salad dressing recipe, from Baylor College of Medicine’s Sugar, Heart and Life program is only 23 calories a serving and still dresses up your bowl of veggies. Sugar, … Continue reading

Important reminders on Diabetes Alert Day

Important reminders on Diabetes Alert Day

Today is Diabetes Alert Day and Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam, professor of medicine – diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism at Baylor College of Medicine, gives us a few important reminders about diabetes and pre-diabetes. All adults should be screened for diabetes. If you’ve been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, meaning you are at high risk for developing the disease, … Continue reading

Match Day 2014 wrap up

Match Day 2014 wrap up

It’s been a big day for the 173 Baylor College of Medicine fourth-year medical students who matched today. Students across the country found out where they’ll spend their residency, shaping their futures. Don’t miss the action here on our blog: Know the Match Day numbers Read the Match Day press release Relive minute-to-minute coverage by … Continue reading

Experience Match Day 2014 at Baylor

Experience Match Day 2014 at Baylor

Today was a huge day for our fourth-year medical students, as they found out at 11 a.m. CST where they would go next for their residency. Experience Baylor College of Medicine’s Match Day festivities from behind-the-scenes setup, to our surprise flash mob and through the celebrations after 173 students found out where they matched. Our … Continue reading

Match Day 2014 by the numbers

Match Day 2014 by the numbers

Baylor College of Medicine’s MS4 students opened their envelopes this morning to discover where they would spend their residency. See the 2014 results for the BCM fourth-year students below:

VIDEO: MS4s on the road to Match Day

VIDEO: MS4s on the road to Match Day

Originally posted on Progress Notes:
On Friday, MS4s at Baylor College of Medicine will participate in Match Day and learn where they will complete their residency after graduation. But before that, they have to find out “if” they match at all. Earlier this week three student writers from Progress Notes got together to talk about…

Match Day: A physician’s right of passage

Match Day: A physician’s right of passage

Anxiety. There’s only been a handful of times I’ve truly experienced this feeling of jittery uncertainty, fear mingled with hope, alternating moments of peace and restlessness. It’s the mark of truly life-altering milestones. I remember those other times vividly: Receiving approval for my visa to immigrate to this country, the birth of my younger sister, … Continue reading

Get social for Match Day 2014

Get social for Match Day 2014

MS4s, are you ready to show us your #MatchDaySelfie? Match Day 2014 is fast approaching. This Friday, students at Baylor College of Medicine and across America will learn from the National Resident Matching Program where they will go to complete their residency after graduation. The campus will be alive with activity as friends and family … Continue reading

What’s a serving size?

What’s a serving size?

Sure you know what the five food groups are, but how well do you know the recommended serving sizes of a particular food? While you may not always carry a scale or tablespoon around to each meal, the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine has a cheat sheet of everyday comparisons … Continue reading

Celebrate Pi Day with a new twist on pizza pie

Celebrate Pi Day with a new twist on pizza pie

Every year on the 14th day of the 3rd month, the internet gets together to celebrate Pi Day – you know, 3.14? This year we’re celebrating Pi Day with a healthy and tasty cauliflower-crust pizza pie. Replacing the traditional pizza dough with a crust made of grated cauliflower seems like an experiment from a competition … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Baylor beach side

Throwback Thursday: Baylor beach side

Sun, surf and sand? It sounds like the perfect spring break to us. In this photo from the Baylor University College of Medicine 1967 Aesculapian yearbook, our students break away from their books, labs and class to enjoy some time at the beach—one of the perks to being so close to the Gulf. The nearby … Continue reading

Making a difference in our community

Making a difference in our community

Baylor College of Medicine builds partnerships around the world to share knowledge, skills and talents that lead to improved health, education and better lives for people from Honduras to Botswana, Romania to China, and across the United States. You don’t have to go far to see The College at work. In Houston, our faculty and … Continue reading

Sinuses can be a pain in the head, not neck

Sinuses can be a pain in the head, not neck

That troublesome headache might not be a migraine or brought on by tension. It could be caused by sinus trouble, according Dr. Mas Takashima, assistant professor of otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Baylor Sinus Center. “The sinuses work to humidify and cleanse the air, lighten the weight of the skull, and … Continue reading

Are your rodeo favorites calorie-laden culprits?

Are your rodeo favorites calorie-laden culprits?

Before you reach for your favorite rodeo fare, consider the impact on your waistline. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is known for cowboys, concerts and calorie-laden dishes. Our experts break down the calories and fat content, as well as the amount of exercise you’d need to burn off the calories from these delicacies. Roberta … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Sharp dressed men

Throwback Thursday: Sharp dressed men

In this photo from the Baylor University College of Medicine 1958 Aesculapian yearbook, our students congregate at their lockers. While today’s students at Baylor College of Medicine may have ditched the jackets and ties, there is probably quite a bit our past and present students share. Experiences like their first code blue, sitting in during … Continue reading

Ketamine: A rapid antidepressant?

Ketamine: A rapid antidepressant?

Helping people diagnosed with major depression feel better in as little as a few hours? Dr. Sanjay Mathew, associate professor of psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, says its can happen. The drug that could make it a reality? Ketamine—a drug approved for anesthesia, but known … Continue reading

Looking to improve your health? Know your BMI

Looking to improve your health? Know your BMI

Throughout the month of March, Momentum will be featuring health and wellness information in celebration of National Nutrition Month. Looking to get a read on your health? Start with your weight and body mass index, commonly referred to as your BMI. “The BMI is a weight to height ratio, that is a way to tease … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Are you ready to Go Texan?

Throwback Thursday: Are you ready to Go Texan?

Do you have your boots ready for tomorrow? In this image from the 1980 Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy Baylor College of Medicine Archives, you can see the College has a history of participating in Go Texan  Day. Tomorrow helps kick off the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Did you know the rodeo donates money to … Continue reading

Recipe: Fish tacos and mango salsa

Recipe: Fish tacos and mango salsa

Your favorite taco recipes don’t have to be loaded with calories. This recipe, from Baylor College of Medicine’s Sugar, Heart and Life program is packed with flavor and delivers it in only 170 calories per serving. Sugar, Heart and Life is an interactive web experience for patients with diabetes and their families. It features a guide to … Continue reading

Momentum: One year older

Momentum: One year older

Today marks a milestone for our blog. Momentum turns 1 year old. We want to thank the hundreds of people who have subscribed to our blog and thousands of visitors who have shared their stories, asked questions and passed along our posts. As the College has so many moving parts, the blog continues to connect … Continue reading

Recipe: A mashed potato alternative

Recipe: A mashed potato alternative

Love the rich, creaminess of mashed potatoes but want to avoid the calories? Skip the potatoes and reach for cauliflower.  Our recipe lets you pass on the carbs and enjoy a healthy vegetable side. This recipe for cauliflower mashed “potatoes” comes courtesy of a nutrition class hosted by Baylor College of Medicine students for a … Continue reading

MassCPR event will provide free CPR training in Houston

MassCPR event will provide free CPR training in Houston

Every year 424,000 people in the United States experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, according to a recent report from the American Heart Association. That’s 424,000 Americans whose hearts suddenly stop working without a hospital or doctor in sight. For every minute a person experiencing a heart attack is left unattended, statistics say there is a 10 percent … Continue reading