Throwback Thursday: A careful eye

Throwback Thursday: A careful eye

Don’t mind the concerned look on his face. He’ll get the hang of it. This Throwback Thursday we catch a glimpse of one of our students helping a nurse with an IV drip. The photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, originally appeared in the 1976 Aesculapian yearbook. Recognize the man in the … Continue reading

Back-to-school stress can trigger acne

Back-to-school stress can trigger acne

For teens, getting rid of embarrassing acne may seem impossible, but Dr. Denise Metry, an assistant professor of dermatology and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, says improving your skin isn’t as difficult as you may think. “Stress can be a catalyst for acne breakouts because it stimulates hormones, which in turn causes some skin … Continue reading

Culinary program to benefit San Antonio children

Culinary program to benefit San Antonio children

An innovative program aimed at reducing childhood obesity and improving access to healthy foods for patients and the community at large is being launched in San Antonio by Baylor’s newest affiliate, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. The culinary health and education program will provide a comprehensive approach to childhood health and nutrition and will … Continue reading

Why I Ride Tour de Pink

Why I Ride Tour de Pink

About 11 years ago, while a Baylor College of Medicine employee, I started working in the Breast Oncology Clinic at Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital, which serves a large uninsured and underinsured population in Harris County. I had previously been a Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia, so my interest was that of helping others … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Emergency response

Throwback Thursday: Emergency response

Last week we welcomed our new students to medical school. This week we travel back to 1974. This image, courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives, found in the 1974 Aesculapian yearbook has our students taking a tour of the emergency rooms in one of our affiliate hospitals at the time. Did you train with Baylor … Continue reading

Words of wisdom for the class of 2018

Words of wisdom for the class of 2018

Members of the class of 2018 participated in a Baylor College of Medicine tradition, the White Coat Ceremony.  On Aug. 15, 185 students received their white coats in the 15th Annual White Coat Ceremony at the College. The event ended with the first-years taking the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Student Oath. Joined by family and friends-it was … Continue reading

Natural way to help premature infants grow

Natural way to help premature infants grow

Baylor researchers have found a natural way to supplement premature infants diets. Instead of using oils or infant formula, they found that a cream supplement, a byproduct of pasteurizing donor breast milk, can help these babies grow. Dr. Amy Hair, assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, neonatologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Our graduate students

Throwback Thursday: Our graduate students

Scientific training is hands-on work. In this 1982 photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, our graduate students flex their muscles in the lab and show off their handiwork for the camera. Ranked the best in Texas by the U.S. News and World Report and among the top 20 in funding from the … Continue reading

Should we treat patients with experimental Ebola drugs?

Should we treat patients with experimental Ebola drugs?

In the face of the Ebola outbreak plaguing West Africa, an experimental treatment is being administered to patients. However, medical ethicists are questioning whether untested drugs, like ZMapp, should be administered to sick people. Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, assistant professor with the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, says bypassing FDA … Continue reading

What inspires biomedical research?

What inspires biomedical research?

This feature is part of an ongoing series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Christian Schaaf wants to identify the underlying cause of high-functioning autism. Schaaf, physician-scientist, is an assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and a member of the Jan and … Continue reading

Look to the garden for your next snack

Look to the garden for your next snack

The fresh taste of summer isn’t limited to fruit. Enjoy fresh produce with this salsa recipe from Baylor College of Medicine’s Sugar, Heart and Life program. The recipe is full of flavor at only 42 calories per serving. Sugar, Heart and Life is an interactive web experience for patients with diabetes and their families. It features … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Taking a break

Throwback Thursday: Taking a break

The steps outside the Cullen building are for day dreaming. Or at least they are for one of our students. This Throwback Thursday, we travel to 1978 courtesy of the Aesculapian yearbook and the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. While the yearbook doesn’t provide context for the photo, if this student is sitting outside in … Continue reading

In focus: New Allied Health students join Baylor

In focus: New Allied Health students join Baylor

While August is typically time to welcome students, Baylor College of Medicine’s School of Allied Health students arrived a bit early. Here’s a breakdown of the newest Allied Health students, which includes the Physician Assistant program, Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics program, and Nurse Anesthesia program,  who joined Baylor in June. A warm (and bit … Continue reading

After-school snacks to satisfy, not spoil dinner

After-school snacks to satisfy, not spoil dinner

Feeding your children an after-school snack that is nutritious, filling enough to keep them going the rest of the afternoon and light enough to keep them from ruining their dinner can be a daunting task. Dr. Teresia O’Connor, assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and pediatrician at Texas Children’s Hospital, says that … Continue reading

New residents join Baylor family

New residents join Baylor family

Over the last month more than 80 residency and fellowship programs welcomed new trainees to Baylor College of Medicine and our affiliated institutions. Check out a breakdown of our new residents, by the numbers. A warm welcome to our new trainees. Interim Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Professor of Surgery Dr. Mary Brandt … Continue reading

Skip the tan to help prevent skin cancer

Skip the tan to help prevent skin cancer

Getting a healthy tan isn’t possible, according to Baylor College of Medicine professor of dermatology Dr. Ida Orengo. But staying healthy in the sun is possible with the right preparation. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America – one in five will get it. It is also easily preventable, Orengo says. … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: In the classroom

Throwback Thursday: In the classroom

It was the year that saw the introduction of the Chicken McNugget at McDonalds, and Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known as D.A.R.E, was founded to teach kids to avoid drugs and violence. Michael Jackson first did the “moonwalk” and the Price is Right unveiled their classic game Plinko. Automobile manufacturer Dodge debuted the caravan and … Continue reading

Our new graduate students by the numbers

Our new graduate students by the numbers

This is an exciting time of the year as the halls of Baylor College of Medicine are filled with new faces. On Monday we welcomed our newest class of medical students. Today we welcome new graduate students to the Baylor Family. By the numbers Take a look at the breakdown of graduate students who arrived … Continue reading

The Art of Baylor: Sculptures

The Art of Baylor: Sculptures

Students come to Baylor College of Medicine to learn the art of medicine, but if they look closely they may get an art education as well. Today we’re taking a look at a pair of sculptures that can be found on the main Baylor College of Medicine building at One Baylor Plaza. Pranayama Found outside … Continue reading

Welcome new medical students

Welcome new medical students

Incoming medical students at Baylor College of Medicine are joining the College and beginning orientation today. Medical students, we welcome you to our community! By the numbers Here’s who’s starting at Baylor today: Peer-to-Peer Anxious about what medical school may hold? Get stories from students as they navigate clinics, their thoughts on medicine and healthcare, and stories from … Continue reading

Keep your sweet treats, cut the calories

Keep your sweet treats, cut the calories

Little tweaks can go a long way when it comes to improving a recipe. The same thing goes for making a recipe healthier. The following tips, courtesy Baylor College of Medicine’s Sugar, Heart and life program, can keep your baked goods delicious while reducing your fat and calorie intake. Sugar, Heart and Life is an interactive web … Continue reading

Cultivating a new generation of clinical investigators

Cultivating a new generation of clinical investigators

This feature is part of an ongoing series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine.  Fundamentals of Clinical Investigation, the first of three basic courses of the Clinical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine began earlier this month. Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam, the program’s new director recently spoke to … Continue reading

Family helps advance research into rare disease

Family helps advance research into rare disease

Baylor College of Medicine’s genetics program continues to break barriers in diagnosing rare diseases through the use of advanced genome testing. Often the diagnosis is just the starting point for researchers, uncovering a rare disease where little is known and funding to study it is scarce or nonexistent. One family who has benefitted from Baylor’s … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: 71 years and counting

Throwback Thursday: 71 years and counting

For nearly 71 years, Baylor College of Medicine has called Houston home. This Throwback Thursday we travel back to the 1940s, to explore the transformation of Baylor as we arrived in Houston. At the invitation of the MD Anderson Foundation, the College moved from Dallas to Houston in June 1943 to become part of the … Continue reading

Recipe: No guilt in these oatmeal cookies

Recipe: No guilt in these oatmeal cookies

Looking for a recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth without packing on at your waistline? Look no further than this recipe, from Baylor College of Medicine’s Sugar, Heart and Life program that are a treat without indulging, at only 35 calories per cookie. Sugar, Heart and Life is an interactive web experience for patients with diabetes and their … Continue reading

Best of both worlds

Best of both worlds

This feature is part of an ongoing series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. Ever wonder what it takes to be both a physician and a scientist? Maria Monica Gramatges, M.D., a 2012 recipient of the CHAO Physician Scientists Award, discusses her unusual career path and how Baylor has … Continue reading

National collaboration seeks to solve most difficult, rare medical cases

National collaboration seeks to solve most difficult, rare medical cases

Clinicians and scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital will become part of a new national network joining forces to address prolonged undiagnosed medical conditions, through the National Institutes of Health’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network. It was established to help address the most rare and difficult-to-solve medical cases from around the country and … Continue reading

Summer round up: Our experts’ best advice

Summer round up: Our experts’ best advice

Whether your Independence Day plans include a trip to the lake, a backyard barbecue or just relaxing at home, experts at Baylor College of Medicine have tips to ensure your long weekend is safe, healthy and fun. Eating outdoors Plans for dining al fresco? Our expert has tips to avoid food-borne illnesses and serving foods … Continue reading

Vaccine diplomacy: path for U.S. foreign policy?

Vaccine diplomacy: path for U.S. foreign policy?

A key research arm of our National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development (“Sabin-TCH”). Sabin-TCH is a unique organization known as a  PDP – product development partnership – which uses industry practices to make products for people who live … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: The Duke and Dr. DeBakey

Throwback Thursday: The Duke and Dr. DeBakey

This Throwback Thursday we look to a royal visit to Houston. In 1964, The Duke of Windsor (former King Edward VIII) came to Houston with an aneurysm in his abdomen, seeking the help of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey. Known as the father of modern cardiovascular surgery, DeBakey was also a pioneer in the treatment of aneurysms … Continue reading

Ten tips to avoid sinus infections

Ten tips to avoid sinus infections

Don’t let your sinuses sideline you this summer. Dr. Mas Takashima, associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine, offers the following ten tips to help prevent a sinus infection. Frequently wash your hands. Keep the nose moist with nasal saline sprays (the cilia inside the nose work more effectively in a moist environment). Keep your … Continue reading

Recipe: Sweet, savory meet in grilled entree

Recipe: Sweet, savory meet in grilled entree

Craving a dish that incorporates summer fruits, vegetables and flavors on the grill? Grab your family and make this grilled shrimp with pasta and pineapple salsa dish for dinner. The recipe, courtesy Baylor College of Medicine’s Sugar, Heart and life program, makes 12 servings and packs light summer flavor with the sear of the grill at … Continue reading

Summer tips: Staying safe in the water

Summer tips: Staying safe in the water

With school out and as the mercury climbs, we all begin looking for ways to beat the heat. This can mean trips to the pool, lakes and beaches. Dr. Gordon Schutze, professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, offers these reminders before taking to water to cool off. At the pool, remember to: Shower, using … Continue reading