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Your Zika virus questions answered

Your Zika virus questions answered

As Zika continues to be a concern in Central and South America with the potential of gaining foothold in the United States, Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics, helps us address some of the common questions … Continue reading

A look back at 2015 at Baylor

A look back at 2015 at Baylor

Before we close the books on 2015 and start a new year, we invite you to take a look back at a year packed with achievements and celebrations. Join us as we relive the highlights in education, research, healthcare and more at Baylor College of Medicine. Comprehensive Designation Baylor’s Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center … Continue reading

National Philanthropy Day honors Baylor friends and family

National Philanthropy Day honors Baylor friends and family

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Houston Chapter recognized a Baylor student group and three remarkable donors to the College during its National Philanthropy Day luncheon and awards ceremony Thursday. Dr. Vandana Shah, Dr. Alicia Monroe and Dr. James Lomax accepted the Outstanding Community Service Organization Award on behalf of Baylor’s chapter of the Gold … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: The rest of the story

Throwback Thursday: The rest of the story

Back in April of this year we featured this interesting picture and wondered what was going on. We wanted to know more about those people. Luckily, we got some information from one of our faculty members, James Frost Jr., M.D., professor of neurology-neurophysiology in the Jan & Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. A colleague recognized the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Happy Halloween!

Throwback Thursday: Happy Halloween!

Being a doctor (or a med student) isn’t just about healing bodies. Sometimes, they heal spirits too. And speaking of spirits, this group of enthusiastic Baylor College of Medicine medical students used Halloween as a great excuse to dress in costumes and bring some spooky cheer to children at our neighboring hospitals. This photo from … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Old Familiar Faces?

Throwback Thursday: Old Familiar Faces?

Today’s Throwback Thursday goes out to all the folks who were actually there at the time. This set of pictures comes from the 1966 Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. Dear readers: Were you a member of the class of 1966? If so, you may recognize some these people – or … Continue reading

Healthy habits: Everything in moderation

Healthy habits: Everything in moderation

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. Baylor’s … Continue reading

Science and diplomacy: Cuba

Science and diplomacy: Cuba

When considering options for improving diplomatic relationships between conflicted countries, one of the most political-neutral methods to re-establish ties is through science and medicine. As scientists, we are well versed in launching collaborations without any thought to political regimes or tension. Scientists speak a common language, with a goal of dissecting the intricacies of nature … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Killer Bs

Throwback Thursday: Killer Bs

The Houston Astros’ time in the postseason is over, for this year. But during their wildcard bid for the postseason spot, fans across Baylor College of Medicine decorated their offices and wore Astros gear in support of the team. We did the same the last time the Astros made it this far in 2005. Ten … Continue reading

Initiative to continue treating sickle cell in Angola

Initiative to continue treating sickle cell in Angola

More than four years ago, Baylor College of Medicine partnered with Chevron, Texas Children’s Hospital and the Angolan Ministry of Health to form a public-private partnership to  provide sickle cell screening and treatment. Since the initiative was launched in 2011, more than 121,000 babies have been screened for sickle cell diseases and more than 1,700 … Continue reading

Healthy habits: Daily goal to raise your heart rate

Healthy habits: Daily goal to raise your heart rate

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. Despite … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Where are they now?

Throwback Thursday: Where are they now?

Yearbooks are usually a look back at the year’s events. But occasionally, they look forward. You know the stereotypical scene at the end of high school / college movies where it shows (sometimes comically) what becomes of the characters after graduation? It looks like the 1979 edition of the Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor … Continue reading

Your flu questions answered

Your flu questions answered

The arrival of fall also means the arrival of flu season. Ahead of an active flu season, Baylor College of Medicine experts are urging everyone to get vaccinated. Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology Professor Pedro A. Piedra, M.D., an internationally known flu researcher, answers common questions about influenza and the flu vaccine in the … Continue reading

Healthy Habits: A reminder to breathe

Healthy Habits: A reminder to breathe

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. Dr. … Continue reading

Eagleman to host television series on how brain works

Eagleman to host television series on how brain works

The newest science series on PBS will showcase a familiar face, Dr. David Eagleman, assistant professor of neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. For two years, Eagleman has been writing and filming the international six-hour series titled “The Brain with David Eagleman.” Each week, he will take viewers on a visual journey into the mysteries of the … Continue reading

Strutting for a breast cancer cure

Strutting for a breast cancer cure

More than 400 dedicated advocates, clinicians and scientists joined together Sep. 25 to strut for a breast cancer cure as part of the 5th annual Neiman Marcus Stiletto Strut benefitting the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine. The event raised more than $300,000 in critical funding for breast cancer research … Continue reading

Beat the flu: Get your vaccine now

Beat the flu: Get your vaccine now

The easiest way to help prevent the flu? Get vaccinated. Dr. Pedro A. Piedra, professor of molecular virology and microbiology and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, recommends everyone over the age of 6 months should be vaccinated.

Helping a drunk friend: When to call 911

Helping a drunk friend: When to call 911

Can you tell when someone has had too much to drink? How about knowing when extreme intoxication requires medical attention? “If it is bad enough that they are unconscious, don’t take them to the hospital yourself; call 911 because they may require interventions before they get to the hospital,“ said Dr. Spencer Greene, assistant professor and director … Continue reading

Remembering Katrina: Our time shared with Tulane

Remembering Katrina: Our time shared with Tulane

Katrina – for most people the name evokes images of immense flooding in New Orleans and evacuees desperately seeking help in Houston at the Astrodome.  For me, it brings the image of what happened next…. the move of the Tulane University School of Medicine to Houston assuring that all of their students completed their academic … Continue reading

Healthy Habits: Skip the elevator, take the stairs

Healthy Habits: Skip the elevator, take the stairs

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. Dr. … 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

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

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.

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