Tagged with Andy Phifer

What’s a serving size?

What’s a serving size?

Sure you know what the five food groups are, but how well do you know the recommended serving sizes of a particular food? While you may not always carry a scale or tablespoon around to each meal, the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine has a cheat sheet of everyday comparisons … Continue reading

Coping with diabetes during the holidays

Coping with diabetes during the holidays

The holiday season means taking quality time to spend with family and friends and taking time to relax from our usually hectic lives. But it also means food: platters of mouth-watering meats like turkey and ham, side dishes like garlicky mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, and of course, the desserts – pumpkin pie, cookies, … Continue reading

6 tips for surviving seasonal allergies

6 tips for surviving seasonal allergies

Do you feel like everywhere you go – your office, school, or any public place – everyone is sneezing or coughing lately? This time of year, seasonal allergies are inevitable for many, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Baylor College of Medicine expert Dr. Armando Correa, an assistant professor of pediatrics at BCM … Continue reading

Tips for seniors to stay cool during summer months

Tips for seniors to stay cool during summer months

With summer temperatures rising, senior citizens should take special care not to overheat when taking part in outdoor activities. Heat stress could especially lead to exhaustion, heart failure and stroke for people 65 and older.  The call of going the extra mile during summer vacations can be tempting, but seniors should especially take the heat … Continue reading

Celebrating 70 years of victories in Houston

Celebrating 70 years of victories in Houston

On this day in 1943, Baylor University College of Medicine held its first classes in Houston. After 70 years of groundbreaking work, at the heart of the Texas Medical Center, we’re proud of all we’ve accomplished: The college arrives in Houston. A new chapter of independence. Awards, research and continued growth. Celebrating decades of accolades. … Continue reading

Dear BCM: Working at the College

Dear BCM: Working at the College

Working at the College, then versus now. This week we take a look back at how the College has changed as we celebrate 70 years of victories in Houston. The administrative professionals from the Office of Associate Dean pose for a photo at Baylor College of Medicine’s Rayzor Lounge in 1974. Did you work for … Continue reading

Dear BCM: Student life

Dear BCM: Student life

This week, we take a look back at how the College has changed as we celebrate 70 years of victories in Houston. A look at student life, then versus now. While technology keeps revolutionizing the way students learn, one thing in education hasn’t changed: Classroom lectures. Students in the photo from 1980 attend lecture in … Continue reading

Dear BCM: Ready to start

Dear BCM: Ready to start

A look at Cullen Auditorium, then versus now. This week we take a look back at how the College has changed as we celebrate 70 years of victories in Houston. While the configuration of Baylor College of Medicine’s Cullen Auditorium has changed in some ways (portraits have moved, chairs have been updated and the lectern … Continue reading

Dear BCM: Congregating at the Cullen Building

Dear BCM: Congregating at the Cullen Building

Then versus now –  this week, we take a look back at how the College has changed as we celebrate 70 years of victories in Houston. In this April 1956 physical photo, members of both the Baylor University College of Medicine and Baylor University Board of Trustees posed outside the Cullen Building following a joint … Continue reading

Tips to soothe sinus infection symptoms

Tips to soothe sinus infection symptoms

Soothing a sinus infection is simply a matter of knowing what tool to use to help relieve your symptom. A sinus infection is a swelling or inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses caused by a blockage of bacteria, viruses or fungi. “Most of the time, sinus infections can be managed without antibiotics,” said Isabel … Continue reading

Reduce damage from strokes with FAST action

Reduce damage from strokes with FAST action

May is Stroke Awareness month and with it comes a chance to learn how to prevent or deal with a stroke. Your chance of stroke can be reduced with lifestyle choices – eat well, exercise regularly, consume less alcohol – and don’t miss any medications, but what can we do if we suspect stroke symptoms?

BCM recycling rankings and Earth Day 2013

BCM recycling rankings and Earth Day 2013

BCM has some exciting news to share…. See more information about RecycleMania, which was a national competition, and stay up-to-date on BCM’s green efforts with the BCM Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program. Don’t miss Earth Day 2013 On Monday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., BCM will be joining campuses across the nation … Continue reading

Liquid calories: Knowing what’s in your drink

Liquid calories: Knowing what’s in your drink

Recently, the debate in NYC over large, sugary drinks – and the calories they contain – has been on the news and on many people’s minds. But there’s another source of liquid calories that adults should also be aware of – alcoholic beverages. Considering some fast-food places sell 32-ounce beverages, the consumer is looking at … Continue reading

Celebrate National Doctor’s Day on March 30

Celebrate National Doctor’s Day on March 30

BCM Momentum will join the nation on March 30 in honoring our doctors during National Doctor’s Day. While National Doctor’s Day has only been an official American holiday since 1991, it has a long history. The first Doctor’s Day was held in Georgia on March 30, 1933 to commemorate the day that a Georgia doctor … Continue reading

Food for thought: It’s Pi Day

Food for thought: It’s Pi Day

On Pi Day, a national celebration for math-lovers (March 14 = 3/14 = 3.14) many eat pie as a way to honor these fascinating digits. For us, it brings up the important question of how to balance our healthy lifestyle—which we’re especially thinking about this March—with fun treats. Let us know how you’ve successfully balanced … Continue reading