Tagged with Baylor College of Medicine

Endoscopy: How does it work and what are the benefits?

Endoscopy: How does it work and what are the benefits?

Have an endoscopy scheduled or just curious about the procedure? Dr. Hashem El-Serag, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine, says patients shouldn’t fear having the procedure. He dispels myths and explains the importance of having an endoscopy and screening for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer in the Q&A below. Q: What … Continue reading

Mentorship, guidance help steer careers

Mentorship, guidance help steer careers

When it comes to careers, they aren’t always a straight line. The professional path can be filled with bumps and curves. Dr. Toi B. Harris, associate provost for Institutional Diversity and Student Services and interim associate dean for Student Affairs and Diversity at Baylor College of Medicine, said her own professional path didn’t lead directly … Continue reading

Exploring benefits, limitations of genomic sequencing

Exploring benefits, limitations of genomic sequencing

Given the opportunity, would you take a test to determine your chances of developing cancer or a disease like Alzheimer’s disease?  Amy McGuire, Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, explores this question and moves beyond hypothetical questions in her … Continue reading

It’s spring time! But why am I hoarse?

It’s spring time! But why am I hoarse?

Spring is here! Aren’t we so glad to be out of winter? With seasonal changes, people often experience upper respiratory infections, allergies or a cold, which may result in voice changes that can last up to two weeks.

Beyond the lab: Research’s impact

Beyond the lab: Research’s impact

This feature is part of an ongoing series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. Christine Beeton, Ph.D, associate professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor, will be the first person to admit her career hasn’t been linear.

Inside Baylor’s Optical Imaging and Vital Microscopy Core

Inside Baylor’s Optical Imaging and Vital Microscopy Core

This feature is part of a series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. Only within the past few decades have microscopes evolved dramatically into finely tuned instruments capable of imaging large biological specimens with razor-sharp resolution.

Getting ready for summer ‘arbovirus’ season in Houston

Getting ready for summer ‘arbovirus’ season in Houston

Dengue and Chikungunya are not exactly household worlds, but these two viral infections are serious diseases (known as “arbovirus infections”). Each is transmitted by mosquitoes, and there are real concerns they might be coming to Houston and Harris County this summer. The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is taking on … Continue reading

Baylor couple providing cancer care in Africa

Baylor couple providing cancer care in Africa

As a medical student, Dr. Jeremy Slone developed an interest in global health. He also was interested in pediatric oncology, but he didn’t know how to blend the two. He has found the perfect way to combine his medical interests – through the International Center at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. Slone, assistant professor of pediatrics at … Continue reading

Data is the new oil

Data is the new oil

I recently was given the opportunity to represent Baylor College of Medicine at the Association of American Medical Colleges as part of a year-long conversation on becoming a “Learning Health System”. At the inaugural event, I heard from others around the country examples of substantive efforts to harness the power of academic medical centers to … Continue reading

Match Day 2015 by the numbers

Match Day 2015 by the numbers

Today fourth year medical students found out where they would train for their residency program. See the 2015 results for Baylor College of Medicine’s fourth year students below: This year two additional students at Baylor participated in the Military Match. See a further breakdown by specialty in the graphic below.

Exercise and the heart: Hitting your target rate

Exercise and the heart: Hitting your target rate

Want to get the most out of your physical activity? Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine said regular exercise can reduce blood pressure, increase good cholesterol, reduce bad and total cholesterol, increase overall fitness and improve insulin sensitivity—very important if you have type 2 diabetes or are pre-diabetic.

Get active with Baylor

Get active with Baylor

At Baylor College of Medicine, we are committed to the health and well-being of our community through the work we do in all of our mission areas. As employees of an academic medical center, we also have a unique opportunity to be role models for a healthy lifestyle.

In focus: Our guiding values

In focus: Our guiding values

The name Baylor College of Medicine brings many things to mind – pioneering efforts in heart surgery and genetics, strength in research, well-prepared students, diversity, innovation, a pursuit of excellence. And while all of us know that Baylor College of Medicine is more than a College of Medicine, we’ve decided to make that abundantly clear … Continue reading

Bowling for a cause: Event supports Houston-area nonprofits

Bowling for a cause: Event supports Houston-area nonprofits

As a first-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine, I’ve had the opportunity join my classmates in volunteering at the H.O.M.E.S. Clinic. Entirely student-run since 1999, the clinic provides healthcare services and social resources to the homeless population of Houston. The clinic is a collaborative effort between Baylor, UT Health Science Center at Houston, the … Continue reading

And the (lab) Grammy goes to…

And the (lab) Grammy goes to…

While you may have tuned into the Grammy awards this month, a smaller group waited at their keyboard to see who would win the 2015 Lab Grammy for Education Video and Song Parody Video of the year awarded by BioTechniques.

Gates annual letter highlights neglected tropical diseases

Gates annual letter highlights neglected tropical diseases

Today, Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter in which they identified goals for what the world will look like in 15 years. They see a world in which the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than in any other time in history.

Gazpacho recipe adds zest to dinner table

Gazpacho recipe adds zest to dinner table

After a season full of rich holiday meals it’s time to focus on adding delicious and healthy recipes to your dinner table. This recipe for gazpacho, was shared with the Baylor College of Medicine CHEF elective students by Kyle Carpenter, a Baylor student with cooking experience.

A year at Baylor: 2014 in review

A year at Baylor: 2014 in review

Between announcements in research and new partnerships, it has been an exciting year at Baylor College of Medicine. Before we open a new chapter and begin 2015, take a look at the highlights over the last year.

It’s time to get SMART about summer school

It’s time to get SMART about summer school

Each summer, the halls of Baylor College of Medicine are filled with undergraduate students from around the country who are taking advantage of an opportunity to get hands-on research experience. The Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program recruits about 80 students from undergraduate institutions around the country for nine weeks of paid biomedical related … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Student candids

Throwback Thursday: Student candids

This week we take a look back at our students in 1917 and student life in Dallas. (Remember we didn’t move to Houston until 1947.) This photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, was included in the 1917 Baylor University Round Up Yearbook.

Throwback Thursday: Covering home

Throwback Thursday: Covering home

As if studying and practicing medicine weren’t enough, Baylor College of Medicine students find ways to explore their passions. In 1917, that included a baseball team. This photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, was included in the 1909 Round Up yearbook from Baylor University. (Remember we didn’t officially become Baylor College of … 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

Headaches: Are yours more serious than the common headache?

Headaches: Are yours more serious than the common headache?

Do you get headaches? It can be from loud music, stress from work, or possibly a lack of sleep. Irritating headaches are common, but are you able to tell whether it is a sign of something more serious? Experts at Baylor Family Medicine break down the differences and explain. Types of headaches and treatments Tension headaches: This kind of pain typically … 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

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

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

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

Going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and it is being commemorated all month long at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, starting with a gold ribbon ceremony to honor patients that was held Sept. 3. Patients and their families along with Texas Children’s Cancer Center faculty and staff attended the inaugural event on the playground at Texas … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Hands-on learning

Throwback Thursday: Hands-on learning

A group of our students gather around to get first-hand experience with patients. This photo from 1967 comes courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives collection of Aesculapian yearbooks. Like their predecessors, our students get a hands-on education early. Students studying at Baylor today have contact with patients within weeks of starting medical school. … Continue reading

Are you pinning?

Are you pinning?

Baylor College of Medicine joined millions of pinners, with the launch of an official Pinterest presence. The visual discovery tool is a great place to collect ideas, images and information across the Internet. Head over to our profile and check out pins that range from campus events, recipes, news, research, healthcare, outreach and everything in … Continue reading