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

Advancing innovative research for Baylor scientists

Advancing innovative research for Baylor scientists

This feature is part of a series that focuses on VIICTR, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. The Advanced Technology Core Labs at Baylor College of Medicine provides faculty, trainees, and students with every possible resource to pursue their research objectives. Established in 2010, the ATC consists of 19 labs that offer specialized … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Eyes wide open

Throwback Thursday: Eyes wide open

Surgery is serious business. But you can pause for a photo, right? In this photo from the 1970 Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, someone is caught in a candid moment. The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery has a rich history of advancing surgery and a legacy of leadership.  Learn More In addition to … Continue reading

Day in the life: Helping patients navigate care

Day in the life: Helping patients navigate care

Meet Susan Peterson, registered nurse in the Department of Internal Medicine at Baylor Clinic. With 50 years of experience in nursing, Peterson has worked at Baylor Clinic for a decade. Follow her as she shares insight into her job and what it’s like triaging patient care. Interested in joining the Baylor family? Check out career opportunities. … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Careful measurement

Throwback Thursday: Careful measurement

This Throwback Thursday we travel back to 1966, where working in the lab required concentration and a steady hand. This photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, takes a look back at our labs as it appeared in the 1966 Aesculapian yearbook.   Want to see how much research at the College has … Continue reading

Online resource helps connect researchers, resources

Online resource helps connect researchers, resources

With the goal of connecting researchers, clinicians and resources in mind, Baylor College of Medicine launched the Virtually Integrated Institutions for Clinical and Translational Research in 2013. The platform, commonly referred to as VIICTR, was developed to foster innovation, collaboration and data sharing across a multi-institutional network of scientific investigators, clinicians and community leaders to … Continue reading

Prevention is key to heart health

Prevention is key to heart health

June is Men’s Health Month, a great time to encourage men to make choices aimed at prevention and early detection of disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men in the United States. Heart expert Dr. Christie Ballantyne, Baylor College of Medicine professor of medicine and director of the Center for Cardiovascular … Continue reading

Genetics, ethics at play

Genetics, ethics at play

Have you ever considered genetic testing? What would you do if the test revealed unexpected information about you or your family? On June 12 you can join faculty from Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy to consider the complexities of genetic testing and participation in clinical research trials. The play … Continue reading

From the bench to the market place

From the bench to the market place

Each year Baylor College of Medicine faculty, students and staff develop new therapeutics, devices, research tools, and uncover new methods in the biomedical field that may have commercial potential. As innovations are crafted and perfected in the labs, the College’s Baylor Licensing Group helps create the bridge from the lab to patients and the public. … Continue reading

The Art of Baylor: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey

The Art of Baylor: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey

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 the art commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, the father of modern cardiovascular surgery. These pieces can be found … Continue reading

What to do with unexpected research results

What to do with unexpected research results

When research results are not as expected, it can be challenging for the investigator, especially for those just starting out. However, as Dr. Thomas Kosten, professor and the Jay H. Waggoner Endowed Chair in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, reminds us, some of the best work can … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Moving season

Throwback Thursday: Moving season

This week we look back to the 1960 Aesculapian yearbook at Baylor University College of Medicine to highlight how we came to Houston. One of the themes of the 1960 yearbook was a retrospective of the College’s time in the Bayou City. The photos take a look back to the summer of 1947, when the … Continue reading

Graduation 2014: By the numbers

Graduation 2014: By the numbers

Congratulations, Baylor College of Medicine 2014 graduates! Graduation took place Tuesday, May 27 at Jones Hall, and Dr. Jeff Sachs was the commencement speaker. See the breakdown of the graduates below. – By Andy Phifer

Before they graduate: MS4 wisdom

Before they graduate: MS4 wisdom

For more than six months, several fourth-year medical students have contributed their time and effort, as well as shared their experience and insight to our student blog Progress Notes. As these students graduate from Baylor College of Medicine and embark on their careers, we take a look back at their training and time at Baylor. … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Ready to cross the stage

Throwback Thursday: Ready to cross the stage

We’re five days away from graduation. As our students reflect on their time at Baylor College of Medicine, this Throwback Thursday we take a look back at the graduates who came before the class of 2014. In this 1957 Aesculapian yearbook photo from Baylor University College of Medicine, a bird’s eye view of commencement exercises. Flash … Continue reading

Celebrating the end of chemo

Celebrating the end of chemo

Claire Nguyen, a patient at Baylor’s Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, signed up for the 39-mile, two-day Houston Avon Walk because she wanted to help other breast cancer patients receive life-saving care and treatment. But the walk ended up being even more significant for Nguyen – it occurred the weekend before her last round of chemotherapy. Nguyen … Continue reading

Recipe: Bring this broccoli salad to your next picnic

Recipe: Bring this broccoli salad to your next picnic

Already making plans for Memorial Day weekend? Why not incorporate a new, health-conscious dish to the menu? This crunch broccoli salad, courtesy Baylor College of Medicine’s Sugar, Heart and life program, makes eight servings and is packed with your favorite picnic flavors at only 178 calories. Sugar, Heart and Life is an interactive web experience … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: First-year lessons

Throwback Thursday: First-year lessons

While graduation looms for our fourth year students, our first-year students just started their final block of classes in the pre-clinical program this month. Since vacation is still a couple months off, this Thursday we take a look back to our students from 1957 mid-lesson. By the looks on their faces, we can only guess what the … Continue reading

Celebrating our 2014 graduates

Celebrating our 2014 graduates

Are you counting down the days until graduation? Our M.D. and Ph.D. students will celebrate the completion of their programs with a commencement ceremony, May 27 at 7 p.m. in the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Commencement speaker Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor … Continue reading

Be a well woman: Follow these recommendations

Be a well woman: Follow these recommendations

National Women’s Health Week is May 11-17, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a message for women everywhere: Be a well woman. The first recommendation is for every woman to have regular visits with a health care professional. Women should meet with their health care provider to discuss healthy habits, schedule … Continue reading