Throwback Thursday: Running for a cause

Throwback Thursday: Running for a cause

Getting a great workout is always easier when you’re with a buddy. Contributing to a worthwhile cause can also help with fitness motivation. Check out this 1984 photo from the Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. These students were participating in the Bayou City Fun Run, which is now the Bayou … Continue reading

Seven tips to help reduce the effects of stress

Seven tips to help reduce the effects of stress

From every day decisions to major life changes, there are a number of factors that can lead to stress. Dr. Asim Shah, professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of psychiatry at Ben Taub Hospital, says small amounts of stress can be desired, beneficial, and … Continue reading

Thyroid disease and cancer: What you need to know

Thyroid disease and cancer: What you need to know

Over 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease — however, up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease aren’t aware of their condition. Dr. N. Eddie Liou, assistant professor of otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine, explains the importance of the thyroid gland, its functions, and signs and symptoms of thyroid disease … Continue reading

New Baylor program targets esophageal cancer

New Baylor program targets esophageal cancer

Esophageal cancer is rising at one of the highest rates of any cancer, particularly among Caucasian men, which is often attributed to the obesity epidemic and resulting esophageal reflux. A new specialty program, the Esophageal Cancer Center, has been added to the arsenal of high-quality cancer services at the NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center … Continue reading

Get vaccinated now to best prepare for flu season

Get vaccinated now to best prepare for flu season

The 2016-2017 flu season is upon us and there’s no better time to get vaccinated than now. Dr. Pedro Piedra, professor of molecular virology and microbiology and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months should be vaccinated. However, the live vaccination, or nasal spray, will be largely … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Surprise party

Throwback Thursday: Surprise party

Who ever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Dr. David Segrest, a 1969 graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, was the first physician to complete the Department of Family Medicine’s residency program at Baylor. In this 1975 photo from Inside Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, Segrest … Continue reading

Prostate cancer awareness: What you need to know

Prostate cancer awareness: What you need to know

During the month of September, Baylor College of Medicine will be partnering with the Blue Cure Foundation for its annual prostate cancer awareness campaign, Light It Blue. The Blue Cure Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information on integrative approaches to prostate cancer prevention and treatment. During the campaign, the foundation works with … Continue reading

Spin for Gyn to support women’s health

Spin for Gyn to support women’s health

Want to have a fun, dynamic workout while supporting a great cause? Sign up for our women’s cancer fundraiser, Spin for Gyn! The indoor spin-cycling fundraising event will directly benefit Baylor College of Medicine’s Woman to Woman gynecology-oncology patient support program, which helps women and families who are suffering from a gynecologic cancer such as ovarian, … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Get yours today!

Throwback Thursday: Get yours today!

Yearbooks are expensive to make. Sometimes, to offset cost, yearbook staffs offer advertising space to local businesses in the back of the books. Sometimes, an ad falls through or doesn’t get sold, and there’s extra space. And when that happens… Sometimes the yearbook staff has a little fun and uses a fake ad instead. Do … Continue reading

Living with psoriasis: Find the right treatment

Living with psoriasis: Find the right treatment

Living with psoriasis can often lead to low self-confidence. Although it’s not contagious, this chronic disease can affect your daily life. Dr. Harry Dao, assistant professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, says that living with psoriasis doesn’t have to be difficult if treated properly. What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a skin condition that … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Renaissance men

Throwback Thursday: Renaissance men

Have you ever been to a renaissance festival? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve come across a medieval sword before. In this 1997 photo from the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, students Frank and Nitin “duel” at the Texas Renaissance Festival. This may look fun, folks, but don’t try … Continue reading

Growing Up Baylor: Sarah Keyes

Growing Up Baylor: Sarah Keyes

Imagine studying, training and eventually teaching at the same institution during the span of your career. For several members of the Baylor College of Medicine faculty, this experience is a reality. From the Rio Grande Valley to Houston, these physicians and faculty members have the unique experience of spending the majority of their medical education … Continue reading

Understanding the biology of tumors

Understanding the biology of tumors

When people hear “tumor” they typically, and immediately, associate the word with cancer. However, one of the most important points to remember is that a tumor isn’t only made up of cancer cells, necessarily. There are nervous, immune and vascular system components, such as nerve cells, immune cells and blood vessels. All of these elements … Continue reading

Tips to prepare for the new school year

Tips to prepare for the new school year

Many students will be headed back to school next week to begin a fresh school year. While back-to-school can be a stressful time for both parents and children, there are ways to help ensure a more relaxed and productive year. Baylor College of Medicine experts offer tips to help your child make the most of … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A new era

Throwback Thursday: A new era

Thirty-four years ago this month, a new era began at Baylor College of Medicine when the Alkek Fountain and new entryway was dedicated in honor of Albert Alkek, an avid Baylor supporter and contributor. Check out these 1982 photos from Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. On the left, Mr. Alkek … Continue reading

Summer Science Institute provides learning opportunity for Houston school teachers

Summer Science Institute provides learning opportunity for Houston school teachers

Making science a hands-on learning experience for young students doesn’t have to be a worrisome activity. The Baylor College of Medicine Summer Science Institute provides an opportunity for Houston Independent School District teachers to enhance their science knowledge and teaching methods for elementary schoolchildren. This summer, nearly 200 elementary school teachers from 63 HISD campuses … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: I call next game!

Throwback Thursday: I call next game!

The 80s were pretty great, right? Great music, fantastic hair and some of the best movies ever shot. And of course, video arcades. While they might not be as hot as they used to be (thanks, mobile phones), the 1980s were the golden age for arcade machines. And while we didn’t have an extensive collection, … Continue reading

Baylor global healthcare initiatives span community service, education

Baylor global healthcare initiatives span community service, education

From hackathons to pediatric AIDS treatment, Baylor College of Medicine’s commitment to innovative healthcare solutions extends well beyond U.S. borders. With outreach programs and initiatives in more than 60 countries, Baylor brings critical medical services to the most underserved communities across the globe. When the Ebola epidemic recently affected West Africa, Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy, director … Continue reading

Keep it safe while breaking a sweat

Keep it safe while breaking a sweat

Concerns about safety can be a real barrier to exercise for people with physical disabilities. Knowing what your safety risks are can open possibilities for maintaining a workout regimen. Our team at the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities at Baylor College of Medicine offers a few tips before starting a new exercise routine. … Continue reading

Welcome new Baylor students!

Welcome new Baylor students!

Today marks the first day of class for incoming students in the Baylor College of Medicine School of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. We extend a warm welcome to our new students! Here’s a breakdown of who’s starting at Baylor today: View photos from the medical school orientation retreat and learn more about … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Breathe easy

Throwback Thursday: Breathe easy

Within seconds, a family dinner or pool party can turn serious when someone needs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In this 1974 photo from Inside Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, Dr. Albert Raizner (right), then assistant professor of medicine and now clinical professor of medicine – cardiology, demonstrates mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and external … Continue reading

Care beyond hospital doors: Volunteer program provides rehabilitation resources

Care beyond hospital doors: Volunteer program provides rehabilitation resources

Extensive rehabilitation care is often needed for those who suffer catastrophic disabilities such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury or amputation. For many patients in the Houston area, access to rehabilitative equipment and care is often out of reach. The all-volunteer, nonprofit organization Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP) steps in to assist patients in … Continue reading