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Overactive bladder: Overcoming the urge

Overactive bladder: Overcoming the urge

Many women suffer from the “closet disorder” – overactive bladder. “Life isn’t easy for the millions of women suffering from an overactive bladder,” said Dr. Francisco Orejuela, associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine and urogynecologist at Texas Children’s Hospital. “Overactive bladder can wreak havoc on a patient’s life by disrupting work, sleep and social … Continue reading

Swaps offer healthier take on green bean casserole recipe

Swaps offer healthier take on green bean casserole recipe

For people watching their weight, the holidays can be a careful balancing act of enjoying favorite dishes without overindulging. Students from Baylor College of Medicine, who help host the Texas Children’s Hospital Adolescent Bariatric Cook Class, say look no further than best-selling author and registered dietitian Ellie Krieger for awesome recipes that encourage a balance … Continue reading

Chest pains: Heartburn or heart attack?

Chest pains: Heartburn or heart attack?

The holiday season means friends, family and good cheer, usually taking place around the dinner table. While a big meal may cause heartburn or aggravate chronic acid reflux, Baylor College of Medicine gastroenterology expert Dr. Lubin F. Arevalo, says you should not ignore these symptoms. “Some people suffer from chest pain that they describe as … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: In the Navy

Throwback Thursday: In the Navy

Baylor College of Medicine has enjoyed a rich military history. In this photo from the 1918 Baylor University Round Up yearbook, members of The Navy Club pose for a photo in their uniforms.   Learn more about the College’s military past: Baylor University College of Medicine’s Army interns Medicine and the military at the College … Continue reading

Physical symptoms could be sign of depression

Physical symptoms could be sign of depression

Depression and chronic mood disorders can manifest themselves through physical symptoms, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. “Physical symptoms often drive a patient to see a primary care physician, and then the diagnosis of depression may emerge,” said Dr. Sanjay Mathew, associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Symptoms … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: More than science and medicine

Throwback Thursday: More than science and medicine

Beyond the classroom, the studying and effort Baylor College of Medicine students put in to obtaining a medical education, they pursue their passions. In this photo, originally from the 1974 Aesculapian Yearbook, a student indulges in pursuits outside of medicine, science and research. Today our students have the opportunity to: Explore their musical talents through … Continue reading

All-natural ingredients can still irritate skin

All-natural ingredients can still irritate skin

If you want your skin to glow, experts at Baylor College of Medicine say all natural products might not be the answer. “Some people think that by going all natural with their skin care, that it will automatically be safer for their skin. That’s not necessarily the case,” said Dr. Rajani Katta, professor of dermatology … Continue reading

Exercise does the elderly body good

Exercise does the elderly body good

Exercise can’t stop the aging process, but experts at Baylor College of Medicine say that for the elderly, whether it’s weight training, walking, swimming or biking, 30 minutes of exercise three to five times a week is a good prescription for aging. “It’s never too late to start exercising,” said Dr. Robert Roush, an associate … Continue reading

Integrated Microscopy Core: Revolutionizing scientific discovery

Integrated Microscopy Core: Revolutionizing scientific discovery

This feature is part of a series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. The ability to microscopically visualize the tiniest of molecules provides the backbone of basic medical research. Michael Mancini, Ph.D., director of Baylor College of Medicine’s Integrated Microscopy Core, explains the core’s strong set of automated platforms … Continue reading

Day in the life: Maintaining the integrity of the student record

Day in the life: Maintaining the integrity of the student record

Meet Latoya Whitaker, Baylor College of Medicine’s registrar. Whitaker says she enjoys helping students, alumni and staff with their various needs throughout the day. Learn more about Whitaker’s work. Interested in joining the Baylor family? Check out career opportunities and follow our Office of Human Resources job postings on Twitter. -By Audrey M. Marks

Throwback Thursday: Ready for Halloween?

Throwback Thursday: Ready for Halloween?

Need an idea for a quick Halloween costume? Take a cue from our students and regress. This Throwback Thursday we travel back in time to the late 1980s with this photo courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. Our students celebrate the holiday in this photo that originally appeared in the 1987 Aesculapian Yearbook. … Continue reading

New technology helps diagnose balance disorders

New technology helps diagnose balance disorders

Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Balance Disorders is using cutting-edge technology to help diagnose patients with balance disorders, through a new rotary chair. Dizziness and imbalance are common complaints that physicians hear and can be caused by a number of things, including: Poor circulation Heart problems Inner ear problems Diet Stroke “Once more life-threatening … Continue reading

Twenty-one days: Reflecting on Ebola, healthcare

Twenty-one days: Reflecting on Ebola, healthcare

After returning from Nigeria, Dr. Sarah Bezek reflected on her experience as a member of Baylor College of Medicine’s team that traveled to train healthcare providers and non-medical personnel in the basic facts about Ebola. She shares her thoughts while monitoring her health since returning and waiting for the 21-day mark for incubation to pass. Twenty-one days – … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Timeless style

Throwback Thursday: Timeless style

When it comes to style, the men of Baylor College of Medicine have it locked down. This week’s photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, comes to us from the 1985 Aesculpaian Yearbook. While styles may change, a bow tie always makes an impact. Who is your favorite dapper doctor at Baylor? Let … Continue reading

Skip sugar to help keep skin wrinkle-free

Skip sugar to help keep skin wrinkle-free

Don’t let all the Halloween candy make your skin look spooky. Dr. Rajani Katta, professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, says certain foods— not just sweets— can cause “sugar sag,” where skin loosens and wrinkles. “The idea behind preventing sugar sag is ‘better skin from the inside out,’” said Katta. “What you eat … Continue reading

Vaccines to treat addictions?

Vaccines to treat addictions?

Could a vaccine be used in the future to treat an addiction to nicotine, cocaine, methamphetamine and opiates? 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 has dedicated two decades on developing these vaccines. Kosten talks with John … Continue reading

Huda Zoghbi: A lab of her own

Huda Zoghbi: A lab of her own

Immigrants make the journey to the United States for a number of reasons.  For physician and medical researcher Huda Zoghbi, her journey began with a dangerous war that left her no choice. Growing up in Beirut, Lebanon, Huda could not have been any happier.  The city’s peaceful and vibrant atmosphere in the 1970s was inviting … Continue reading

Online event provides perspective students insight into admissions, College

Online event provides perspective students insight into admissions, College

In collaboration with other biomedical graduate programs across the country, students can learn more about graduate educational opportunities at Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences through an Internet connection.   Our Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will be participating in two free virtual grad school fairs this month: Oct. 22: Joining more … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Poetic praise

Throwback Thursday: Poetic praise

In a form as old as Ancient Greece, this Throwback Thursday we travel back in time and revisit an elaborate lyrical poem praising Baylor College of Medicine. In this image, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, found in the Baylor University Round Up Yearbook from 1918, Carl S. Wilson rhymes his way through … Continue reading

Diabetics shouldn’t spook at Halloween

Diabetics shouldn’t spook at Halloween

Halloween shouldn’t be scary for children with diabetes. It’s important for kids to participate in fun activities like they did before being diagnosed. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine encourage parents to plan ahead and know what activities they’ll be attending. Whether it’s a festival, haunted house or trick-or-treating, you need to be prepared. “With … Continue reading

Why metastatic breast cancer matters

Why metastatic breast cancer matters

Monday Oct. 13, has been declared Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day by the City of Houston. I am so grateful to the city for supporting a cause that I am so passionate about. My life was forever changed in 2010 when my mother was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.  It was a real shock because … Continue reading

Celebrating PAs this week

Celebrating PAs this week

Every year during the week of Oct. 6-12, we celebrate Physician Assistants through National PA Week. Why this week you might ask? Oct. 6, 1967, was the date of the first graduating PA class at Duke University. The program, and was profession, was established by Eugene Stead, M.D. based on the fast-track training module used … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Our building blocks

Throwback Thursday: Our building blocks

In the early days of the College, when we were still Baylor University College of Medicine in Dallas, the kindness of Mrs. L.P. Ramseur of Paris, Texas helped us build part of our first home. In this photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, found in the Baylor University 1929 yearbook, Ramseur Hall … Continue reading

Five tips for living with diabetes

Five tips for living with diabetes

While diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease, it is also very treatable, which means you can integrate your diabetes care into your regular life style and make it work for you. It is important to keep in mind three components:  diet, exercise, and diabetes medications. I get many questions about diabetes management and patients often … Continue reading

Strutting for a cure

Strutting for a cure

The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine is fortunate to have a dedicated group of advocates – many of whom are breast cancer patients, survivors or have been touched by the disease – who volunteer their time to aid in the ongoing battle to find a cure, helping to provide critical … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Candid in the classroom

Throwback Thursday: Candid in the classroom

More than 60 years ago classrooms and labs at the College had a different look. Maybe it’s the uniform haircuts or the black and white photos, but this week’s trip into the Baylor College of Medicine Archives feels like more than six decades ago when you consider the equipment our students use today, like the … Continue reading

Ward off flu, get vaccinated

Ward off flu, get vaccinated

Want to avoid the flu this year? Dr. Simon Whitney, associate professor of family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine offers this advice: Get vaccinated. The flu vaccine is now recommended for everyone over 6 months old, including pregnant women, he said. Last flu season hit middle-aged people especially hard, so no one … Continue reading

Experts tackle 3 key policy areas for using cutting-edge sequencing in patient care

Experts tackle 3 key policy areas for using cutting-edge sequencing in patient care

As techniques such as next generation sequencing, which determines the precise order of the nucleotides that make up DNA, are used in patient diagnosis and treatment, three critical policy areas remain ill-defined: Regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Reimbursement policies for clinical utility and payment. Intellectual … Continue reading

Keeping mind active improves aging memory

Keeping mind active improves aging memory

Feeling forgetful? Don’t automatically blame your “aging brain.” Our expert at Baylor College of Medicine’s Huffington Center on Aging, says memory loss has relatively little to do with growing old. “There is the assumption that memory fails when we get older when in fact, memory stays stable into old age,” said Dr. Anita Woods, a geriatrician at … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A new way to lounge

Throwback Thursday: A new way to lounge

Kick back and relax, or study. Our students had a new space to do both during the 1953-1954 academic year. This photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, comes from the 1954 Round Up yearbook, the official yearbook of Baylor University when we were still called Baylor University College of Medicine. According to … Continue reading

Science as art

Science as art

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. We’ve highlighted works of art that adorn the front of the College, sculptures that captivate and honor, as well as the artwork of our students. Today, we look at … Continue reading

Recipe: Chicken enchiladas spice up dinner

Recipe: Chicken enchiladas spice up dinner

Looking for an easy week-night dish? This low fat chicken enchilada recipe, courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine’s Sugar, Heart and Life program, is a great way to use leftover chicken and create a delicious dish. Sugar, Heart and Life is an interactive web experience for patients with diabetes and their families. The recipe below … Continue reading

Breakfast key for student focus

Breakfast key for student focus

Children who eat a nutritious breakfast in the morning have an easier time focusing on their schoolwork since they are not distracted by hunger, according to Dr. Teresia O’Connor, assistant professor of pediatrics at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and pediatrician at Texas Children’s Hospital. In addition, skipping breakfast … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: DeBakey the student

Throwback Thursday: DeBakey the student

We’ve explored many of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey’s accomplishments and contributions here at Momentum. But this Throwback Thursday we take a look at Dr. DeBakey as a student. As an undergraduate at Tulane University in New Orleans, La., he started taking medical course in his second year of school. As a result, he received his … Continue reading

Baylor wraps 10th year supporting Tour de Pink

Baylor wraps 10th year supporting Tour de Pink

Over the weekend, Baylor College of Medicine helped support the Pink Ribbons Project in celebrating its 10th anniversary of Tour de Pink – a cycling event that helps the organization raise critical funds to increase access to life-saving breast cancer prevention and treatment resources in the community. Led by Meggin Crawford, nurse practitioner, Baylor organized … Continue reading