Tagged with Andy Phifer

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 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?

Under the influence: Alcohol Awareness Month

Under the influence: Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, so this is a good time to stop and think: Are you or someone you love drinking too much? Take a look at the chart below to see some of the important facts about alcohol in America today. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence announced that the theme … Continue reading

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 New York City over large, sugary drinks – and the calories they contain – has been in 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 … 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