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
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.”
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?