Tagged with Andy Phifer

Throwback Thursday: Spin Urine, Get Money

Throwback Thursday: Spin Urine, Get Money

When you can see how close you are to achieving your dream, it can make day-to-day life a little frustrating. It can be so frustrating when five days and a giant project stand between you and the weekend or when your Powerball numbers are this close. This medical student from the 1974 Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Strike a pose

Throwback Thursday: Strike a pose

You’ll have to admit – people looked pretty cool when posing for photos 100 years ago. From the 1918 Baylor University Round Up yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, we see an amazing collage of young men and women striking poses and mugging for the camera. Some of the photos look like … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A totally normal party

Throwback Thursday: A totally normal party

Ah, yes. A few friends standing around at some function or event, enjoying some refreshments and- wait, is that a brain? Why is there a brain on that table? This photo is from the 1957 Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. It seems like a normal enough party, but… That’s not … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Conference Period

Throwback Thursday: Conference Period

Medical students don’t spend all their time studying and seeing patients. At least back in 1963, it was common for students to assist the Baylor College of Medicine faculty and staff with certain tasks during their clinical clerkships. Here we see an excerpt from a book about medical education along with a tongue-in-cheek example of … Continue reading

Hotez: Chagas poses threat to Texas, Western Hemisphere

Hotez: Chagas poses threat to Texas, Western Hemisphere

It has a funny name, but the kissing bug isn’t a laughing matter. The kissing bug (pictured below) is the source of Chagas disease, a neglected tropical disease making landfall here in America. Learn more:   More Resources Read more about Chagas See what Baylor is doing to help fight Chagas -By Andy Phifer

Throwback Thursday: Study Partners

Throwback Thursday: Study Partners

Since most people attend medical school at the same age that young people often start families, it is common enough for medical students to be married with children during their studies. So, it isn’t a surprise there’s more than one Throwback Thursday featuring someone far too young for medical school. But why not one more? … Continue reading

Check in on relatives health during holiday visits

Check in on relatives health during holiday visits

For many, the holiday season means gathering with family to celebrate. While you’re spending time with cousins or that new baby, a Baylor expert suggests taking time to check in on the health and well-being of elderly relatives. Physical, mental and fiscal health are all important to people as they age, explains Dr. Robert Roush, director … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Food and fun

Throwback Thursday: Food and fun

We’re a week away from Thanksgiving Day, but many schools and offices are having their holiday parties now. Funny how gathering at school or work for a meal looks exactly the same 60 years later. In these 1955 photos from the Baylor University Round Up yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, we … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Three Amigos

Throwback Thursday: Three Amigos

No bones about it, anatomy is a vital part of a medical student’s education. In this 1948 picture from the Baylor University Round Up yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, we see what looks like a professor of anatomy and a colleague investigating a section of spinal cord. The pair appears to be … 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: 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

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

Throwback Thursday: Nap Time

Throwback Thursday: Nap Time

Hey, dear readers. How are you doing? Probably ready for a break, huh? As the year marches on and the promise of some nice winter holidays looks to be just over the horizon, it can be easy to start to feel the need to have a rest.

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

Checklist for a healthy lifestyle

Checklist for a healthy lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle could be a sure way to stay out of the doctor’s office. With that in mind, Jeffrey Steinbauer, M.D., chief medical information officer and professor of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, recently shared his secret formula for good health.

Throwback Thursday: Made Men and Women

Throwback Thursday: Made Men and Women

There’s lots of perks about coming to study or work at Baylor College of Medicine. The Medical Center is pleasant to walk around, there’s excellent culture and diversity and Baylor’s cafes have a great soup selection. And apparently, one of the lesser-known perks is the ability to ask for a special favor from a select … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Fun in the sun

Throwback Thursday: Fun in the sun

How are you celebrating the Fourth of July? If you’re heading to the beach you’ve got something in common with these freshmen students from the 1954 the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives.

Throwback Thursday: Poolside

Throwback Thursday: Poolside

Summer is here! Schools are out, pools are open and many students are getting a well-deserved break from their studies. From the 1998 edition of the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, these medical students enjoy a relaxing lounge by the pool. Hopefully they didn’t go swimming with scrubs and stethoscopes … Continue reading

Breaking bad moods with these tips

Breaking bad moods with these tips

We’re all human, and we all feel a little blue sometimes. And for many people, it isn’t easy to get out of a bad mood. Dr. Sanjay Mathew, associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, has some advice on pulling out of a blue mood. “Everyone … Continue reading

Our new graduate students by the numbers

Our new graduate students by the numbers

This is an exciting time of the year as the halls of Baylor College of Medicine are filled with new faces. On Monday we welcomed our newest class of medical students. Today we welcome new graduate students to the Baylor Family. By the numbers Take a look at the breakdown of graduate students who arrived … 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

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

Dear BCM: Sitting through class

Dear BCM: Sitting through class

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 Kleberg Auditorium. Now, 34 years later, there have been improvements and changes but it’s still home to learning. What classes did you have in Kleberg Auditorium? Share your memories with … Continue reading

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

Are your rodeo favorites calorie-laden culprits?

Are your rodeo favorites calorie-laden culprits?

Before you reach for your favorite rodeo fare, consider the impact on your waistline. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is known for cowboys, concerts and calorie-laden dishes. Our experts break down the calories and fat content, as well as the amount of exercise you’d need to burn off the calories from these delicacies. Roberta … Continue reading

Eat this: Super Bowl food swap

Eat this: Super Bowl food swap

Super Bowl XLVIII is upon us. But while you’re busy debating the Seahawks versus the Broncos, health experts suggest thinking about celery sticks versus chips and dip. “You do not need to break the calorie bank this Super Bowl, especially if you are in charge of the menu,” Dr. Luis Rustveld, registered and licensed dietitian … 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 and a … 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