Throwback Thursday: Technological!

Throwback Thursday: Technological!

Technology moves at brisk pace, especially at a health sciences university. And while five years isn’t that far in the past, it is still interesting to see how (or if) things have changed. In this 2010 photo from the Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, we see students making funny faces, … Continue reading

What’s the ringing in your ear?

What’s the ringing in your ear?

Do you hear ringing in your ears? If so, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than 45 million Americans experience a form of tinnitus. Tinnitus is commonly referred to as “ringing in the ear,” and it can affect individuals of any age, said Dr. Shirin Jivani, audiologist in the … Continue reading

Care for all helps drive Baylor cancer programs

Care for all helps drive Baylor cancer programs

At the recent Baylor College of Medicine Class of 2019 White Coat Ceremony, Dr. Kent Osborne, director of Baylor’s Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, was honored with the 2015 Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism. Each winner submits a written statement of professionalism. Below … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Cutting Corners

Throwback Thursday: Cutting Corners

Sometimes, when a job is hard, people think of little shortcuts to make things easier. In this 1963 photo from the Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, the yearbook staff uses the captions to make jokes on the subject of working less. Rest assured, our new students aren’t finding ways to cut … Continue reading

Med students receive white coats in ceremony

Med students receive white coats in ceremony

Last week, first-year medical students at Baylor College of Medicine participated in the annual White Coat Ceremony. Donning the white coats is a rite of passage for students, as they take an oath asserting their commitment to the very highest standards of ethics and healthcare. See more photos from the event. Alumni of Baylor College … Continue reading

Summertime tips for people with diabetes

Summertime tips for people with diabetes

Summer may be drawing to a close, but the heat definitely isn’t going anywhere and that can lead you to look for ways to cool off. But when it comes to cool treats, it’s important for diabetics to keep in mind the potential negative effect on blood glucose levels and carbohydrates of some common and … Continue reading

For Dr. Rajani Katta healthy habits mean vegetables

For Dr. Rajani Katta healthy habits mean vegetables

Taking care of your health is a priority and nobody knows that more than physicians and healthcare providers. It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy, so we’ve asked members of our Baylor College of Medicine community to share what they do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Throwback Thursday: The Freshmen Class

Throwback Thursday: The Freshmen Class

The first day of school is coming up soon for most kids in Texas, but we’ve already started classes here at Baylor. In this 1957 photo from the Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, a group of freshmen work over a table with an instrument and what appears to be an … Continue reading

Ask the expert: What to know about ovarian cancer

Ask the expert: What to know about ovarian cancer

Often referred to as the “silent killer,” ovarian cancer‘s mild symptoms can go undiagnosed in its early stages. Dr. Marian Yvette Williams-Brown, assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine and a member of the surgical oncology team in the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, breaks down … Continue reading

How to ease acid reflux symptoms

How to ease acid reflux symptoms

Having problems with acid reflux? You’re not alone. Dr. Hashem B. El-Serag, section chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine says the number of people experiencing acid reflux is increasing. “The increase of acid reflux symptoms is partly due to the rising obesity rate and continued fast food (high fat and low fiber) … Continue reading

Welcome new Baylor students

Welcome new Baylor students

Each summer, new classes of students join the ranks of Baylor College of Medicine’s education programs. We wish all students beginning a new academic journey a warm welcome to the Baylor community! School of Medicine Members of the Class of 2019 arrived on campus Monday to begin orientation. The students left Houston and headed for a two-day … Continue reading

Healthy Habits: What a dietitian eats for breakfast

Healthy Habits: What a dietitian eats for breakfast

Taking care of your health is a priority and nobody knows that more than physicians and healthcare providers. It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy, so we’ve asked members of our Baylor College of Medicine community to share what they do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Roberta … Continue reading

Six tips for better skin as we age

Six tips for better skin as we age

Want to retain the fresh and bright glow of your skin as you age? Dr. Ramsey Markus, associate professor of dermatology and director of the Laser Surgery Center, offers the following tips to help your skin age gracefully and correct damage. 1. Start with sunblock: The majority of age related skin changes are due to sun … Continue reading

Save your voice: Stop smoking

Save your voice: Stop smoking

For more than 40 years, public health officials and doctors have warned about the many negative effects smoking has on a person’s body and health, including vocal health. Smoking causes swelling and inflammation of the larynx and vocal cords, which can affect the voice. More seriously, smoking can increase the risk for vocal fold cancer … Continue reading

Sensitive skin? Don’t shy away from sunscreen

Sensitive skin? Don’t shy away from sunscreen

Does sensitive skin keep you from slathering on sunscreen? Dr. Rajani Katta, professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, said fragrances or ingredients are likely to blame. “An allergy may occur to either the sunblock chemicals themselves, or to fragrances or preservatives in the product,” said Katta. “Rather than not wear sunscreen, look for brands that are … Continue reading

Healthy Habits: How Baylor stays fit

Healthy Habits: How Baylor stays fit

Taking care of your health is a priority and nobody knows that more than physicians and healthcare providers. It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy, so we’ve asked some of the members of the Baylor College of Medicine community what they do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle. First up … Continue reading

Custom swim plugs can keep infection at bay

Custom swim plugs can keep infection at bay

Before you dive into the water to cool off this summer, make sure your ears are protected. Dr. Lauren Placke, audiologist in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, said moisture buildup in the ear canal after swimming can lead to otitis externa, an infection commonly known as swimmer’s ear. … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Made Men and Women

Throwback Thursday: Made Men and Women

There’s lots of perks about coming to study or work at Baylor College of Medicine. The Medical Center is pleasant to walk around, there’s excellent culture and diversity and Baylor’s cafes have a great soup selection. And apparently, one of the lesser-known perks is the ability to ask for a special favor from a select … Continue reading

On the road? Drop the junk food!

On the road? Drop the junk food!

You’re on vacation, and you’re tired. Between the long car ride and the inevitable traveling headaches, you just want something to be easy. And what’s easier than stopping at a fast food place on your way back from the beach?

What academic medical centers can learn from Lippi

What academic medical centers can learn from Lippi

What does this 15th century Renaissance painting have to do with a 21st century academic medical center? Painted by Fra’ Filippo Lippi (a monk of some questionable repute) in about 1465, I selected this image as an analogy for our two broad challenges in building a successful academic medical enterprise in the rapidly changing healthcare environment. … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Fun in the sun

Throwback Thursday: Fun in the sun

How are you celebrating the Fourth of July? If you’re heading to the beach you’ve got something in common with these freshmen students from the 1954 the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives.

The heroes in plain sight

The heroes in plain sight

Walking among us, usually unbeknownst to us, are people who have experienced war. My grandfather and two of his brothers fought with the U.S. Army in Europe during the war. One of my great uncles went ashore at Normandy on D-Day. My grandfather and my other great uncle soon followed with the waves of Allied … Continue reading

Keep your July 4 celebration safe

Keep your July 4 celebration safe

Planning an outdoor barbecue or a day at the lake or pool over Independence Day? Experts at Baylor College of Medicine offer these reminders to help keep your long weekend safe and fun. Food and heat When it comes to eating outdoors, dietitian Roberta Anding says approximately half of food-borne illnesses can be eliminated with … Continue reading

A miracle in a medical odyssey

A miracle in a medical odyssey

Miracles. From the day they were born, with all of their medical challenges, delays, life threatening and mysterious ailments, we knew they were absolute miracles. Noah and Alexis, our 18 year old twins, graduated from high school on June 5, 2015. They both gave speeches that would move even the hardest of hearts. The grace … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Living Spaces

Throwback Thursday: Living Spaces

When a medical student isn’t studying or getting hands-on training, where do they go? What does life look like at home for these aspiring doctors? From the 1978 edition of the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, we get a look at some student living spaces. Writing desks. Bathroom. Kitchen (with … Continue reading

Q&A: What you should know about VATS lobectomy

Q&A: What you should know about VATS lobectomy

Early stage lung cancer patients may have a less invasive option when it comes to surgery. Baylor College of Medicine Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Bryan Burt says video-assisted lobectomies are becoming a more common technique for treating select patients. Burt, an assistant professor in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, who specializes in thoracic surgical … Continue reading

Congratulations, 2016 MSOP Class!

Congratulations, 2016 MSOP Class!

The 2016 class of the Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics program had reason to celebrate recently as they received an important symbol of their medical training – their first white coat. The White Coat ceremony, held Thursday, June 18, marks the completion of basic sciences and didactic coursework. These 20 students will now … Continue reading

Undergraduates access tropical medicine at Baylor

Undergraduates access tropical medicine at Baylor

Undergraduate students from Baylor University are getting hands-on experience in tropical medicine and public health through Baylor College of Medicine’s Tropical Medicine Summer Institute. Now in its third year, the two-week program is an introductory course tailored to explore tropical medicine through global health, epidemiology, infectious diseases, parasitic diseases and neglected tropical disease. Not all program … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Father’s Day

Throwback Thursday: Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this weekend. Lots of dads are probably going to spend time relaxing or doing something fun with their children. When you’re a new father, however, there’s no breakfast in bed made by your kid(s) – you’re still doing the feeding. From the 1997 Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine … Continue reading