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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

Improving heart health: Adding supplements to your diet

Improving heart health: Adding supplements to your diet

If you’ve changed your diet and added some exercise to your daily routine but you’re still looking to up your heart health, then over-the-counter supplements might be what you need. Dr. Christie Ballantyne, chief of the section of atherosclerosis and vascular medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and the director of the Center for Cardiovascular … 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

Biking from Boise to BCM: One week down

Biking from Boise to BCM: One week down

Thursday, May 30, incoming Baylor College of Medicine orthotics and prosthetics student Jared Rammell embarked on a 2,100-mile bike ride from Boise to BCM to raise money for the Range of Motion Project, which provides orthotic and prosthetic care to those in Guatemala. So far, he’s camped out at the Bruneau Sand Dunes, where he … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating our grads

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating our grads

In 1935, staff of Baylor University’s Round Up yearbook honored their College of Medicine peers in a special way. Nearly 80 years can pass, and you can see students still like to give each other a hard time. Though, we admit, these aren’t names you hear every day. This Throwback Thursday, we recognize our past … 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

2013 Baylor College of Medicine graduation

2013 Baylor College of Medicine graduation

Graduating M.D. and Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to celebrate their commencement Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Commencement speaker Dr. Harold Varmus, who was the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer in 1989, will speak at BCM’s 2013 commencement. … Continue reading

Watch, experience the Human Genome Project journey

Watch, experience the Human Genome Project journey

The foundation In 1969, the Baylor College of Medicine started work unraveling the mystery of the double helix. Today the College’s Department of Molecular and Human Genetics ranks nationally. But it all had to start somewhere. The breakthrough Mouse genetics and the establishment of automated gene sequencing transformed the way BCM looked at genes. Victory! … Continue reading

BCM and the BP MS 150

BCM and the BP MS 150

Among the thousands of bike riders taking part in the BP MS 150 this past weekend were a group of BCM riders, including Dr. George Hutton, director of the Maxine Mesinger MS Comprehensive Care Center. While the ride raises millions of dollars for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, BCM does benefit from those funds locally. … Continue reading

Coping with tragedies: BCM expert offers advice

Coping with tragedies: BCM expert offers advice

Watching tragedies such as those at the Boston Marathon and at the plant explosion in West, Texas, can leave many people feeling overwhelmed, helpless and upset. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine offer a few tips and resources to cope with these difficult times. “Those who have already endured a painful event may be re-traumatized. … Continue reading

Q&A on ricin: What is it and what are its effects?

Q&A on ricin: What is it and what are its effects?

In light of yesterday’s scare in Washington, DC after letters to President Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, showed positive results for the poison ricin, Dr. Anthony Maresso, assistant professor of molecular virology and microbiology at BCM, explains ricin in this Q&A: What is ricin? Ricin is a protein toxin.  It is not an infectious … 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

Coping through connection: Rare disease support communities

Coping through connection: Rare disease support communities

Ben Munoz, a first-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine, isn’t a typical student. His experiences led him to create an online support group, which turned into nonprofit organization Ben’s Friends. Ben’s story In 2006, Munoz suffered a rare kind of stroke, caused by cerebral arteriovenous malformation. Although he survived the stroke, he had … Continue reading

The aging brain and financial struggles

The aging brain and financial struggles

As we age, it may become easier to lose our keys, forget someone’s name, or fail to recall where we parked our car. But the way the brain changes as we get older also makes us more susceptible to fraud—which can forever affect our financial future. At the recent Huffington Health Forum, BCM psychiatry professor … Continue reading

Ways to stay healthy at work

Ways to stay healthy at work

Many of us spend the majority of our days sitting in an office chair at our desks in front of our computers. For usually about eight hours straight, we get very little physical activity. Plus, it can be challenging to plan out healthy daytime meals and snacks while at work. Today’s theme of National Public … Continue reading

Tips for food safety in your home

Tips for food safety in your home

Today kicks off National Public Health Week, a week in which we take time to recognize public health and consider important issues that affect all of us. This year’s theme is “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money,” which was created to highlight the value of prevention. Every day this week is a different … Continue reading

Sugar, Heart and Life: A guide to living with diabetes

Sugar, Heart and Life: A guide to living with diabetes

Receiving a diabetes diagnosis can be challenging, especially because it requires a lot of self-care and understanding about how to live with the disorder. Dr. Luis Rustveld, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at BCM, says that after a diabetes diagnosis, most doctors provide educational brochures. “Some patients throw the brochure … 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