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 chairman 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.
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.”
While you may have tuned into the Grammy awards this month, a smaller group waited at their keyboard to see who would win the 2015 Lab Grammy for Education Video and Song Parody Video of the year awarded by BioTechniques.
Heart experts agree. Diet and exercise are a key part of maintaining a healthy heart. If you’ve decided to start an exercise routine and you’re even putting in time staying healthy at work, the next part of the equation is easy – eat right.
This Valentine’s Day, if you are planning a menu of aphrodisiacs, Baylor College of Medicine gastroenterology experts Dr. Suneal Agarwal and Dr. Joseph Sellin say you may want to steer clear of certain foods that can cause digestive issues, like gas.
Love is in the air, and you’ve got two days left to catch it. For some romantic inspiration, we found a nice-looking couple in our 1956 Aesculapian yearbook and a 1950s pop culture reference that just has to be explained.
Have you ever heard of cytomegalovirus (CMV)? Odds are that you have not. I first learned about CMV one year ago, but it was too late to undo the damage that it caused my second daughter, Madeline Leigh.
What drives innovation? For Dr. Trey Westbrook it’s a personal mission to find new treatments for invasive breast cancer. His work focuses on the genetic mechanisms and key targets for treating triple-negative breast cancer.
What would you say if somebody offered you the following choice: I will take 10 pounds off your waistline in the next month if you will agree to go food shopping in one of those electric three-wheeled carts.
With the recent measles outbreak in California, many people have questions about the illness and vaccinations. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine have answers.
Autism spectrum disorders are one of the true medical mysteries of our time. From the scientists trying to discover the underlying cause, to the parents trying to find the best treatment plan, there is still so much that we don’t know. Even with the wide array of symptoms associated with autism, gastrointestinal issues remain a … Continue reading
February is American Heart Month, a time to put taking care of your heart at the top of your mind. Today we’re looking back at the father of modern cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, who made many advances in caring for the human heart.
Nearing the end of her chemotherapy treatment, Galvestonian June Merrell knew she was in for a long day at the Baylor Infusion Center. But her long day – treatment from about 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – quickly brightened up with a surprise visit from Sadie, a golden retriever and pet therapy dog.
Flawless makeup application and healthy skin rely heavily on using fresh makeup. Annie Christenson, head aesthetician at Baylor College of Medicine’s Aesthetics Studio, reminds her clients to check makeup expiration dates before applying.
As we begin February, it’s time to focus on matters of the heart. In addition to celebrating Valentine’s Day, February is American Heart Month.
Meghan McKay was 16 years old when she found herself standing on the sideline of the football field at Cypress-Fairbanks high school during a spring football game when a player had a seizure.
While trends come and go, bands rise and fall in popularity, one thing stays the same: Students at Baylor College of Medicine enjoying foosball over the decades.
With advances in technology and the force of globalization, the face of global health is changing. At the recent Baylor College of Medicine Global Health Symposium, Dr. Michael Merson, founding director of Duke University’s Global Health Institute, focused his keynote address on the challenges of global health today.
Have a student acting out in school? Hearing or vision problems could be driving their behavior.
Now don’t let the word “disability” scare you off! We are just talking about those conditions that limit what you can do or how you do them. There are a lot of people who have such functional limitations; in fact, were talking one in five people in the United States.
He may be man’s best friend, but if you have problems sleeping Dr. Mary Rose, a sleep expert at Baylor College of Medicine says you should find pets a bed of their own.
Today, Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter in which they identified goals for what the world will look like in 15 years. They see a world in which the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than in any other time in history.
After a season full of rich holiday meals it’s time to focus on adding delicious and healthy recipes to your dinner table. This recipe for gazpacho, was shared with the Baylor College of Medicine CHEF elective students by Kyle Carpenter, a Baylor student with cooking experience.
If you really want to see something rarer than a vegetarian at a rib cook-off, try looking for a woman in a wheelchair at Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, or 24 Hour Fitness. Why are we such rare birds in these environments?
Are you running in the Houston Marathon this weekend? Before you hit the course, Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, has last minute tips for runners.
If you thought the idea of mining archives and photos first got its life on social media, you’d be wrong.
Taking on a more intense workout or exercise routine? Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, says you don’t need a sports drink after you work out. Reach for chocolate milk instead.
What started as a small device to help World War II combat veterans with hearing loss has evolved into a widely used hearing aid to help patients with hearing loss that is genetic, medical, traumatic or due to chronic high noise exposure.
Making improvements to your lifestyle can help you care for your mental health.
Regret that tattoo you thought you’d love forever? A scarless removal is possible, but Dr. Ramsey Markus, director of laser surgery and dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, says there is some pain with the procedure.
This week we didn’t have to travel too far back in time. Recognize any familiar faces?
Abnormal bleeding can be an early warning sign of cervical cancer and should not be ignored, said a gynecologic oncologist from Baylor College of Medicine.
Looking for a healthy stew that provides a nice nutritional boost? Try this savory lentil stew, which can be served as a first course or as a side dish.
Have a kiddo with a cold? If they are 6 years old, cough and cold medicine can help ease their symptoms, according to Dr. Julieana Nichols.
Do you have plans to lose weight or get more active this year? Experts from Baylor College of Medicine have tips and tools to help you feel better and achieve your goals in 2015.
Between announcements in research and new partnerships, it has been an exciting year at Baylor College of Medicine. Before we open a new chapter and begin 2015, take a look at the highlights over the last year.
Sharing a pizza, tossing a football or taking an evening walk with a family member might sound like everyday activities.
With only three days left in 2014, join us as we take a look back at the most popular stories across Baylor College of Medicine publications.
If you’re planning on ringing in the new year with fireworks, make sure you do it the right way.