Tagged with Andy Phifer

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

Throwback Thursday: Don’t Call It a Comeback

Throwback Thursday: Don’t Call It a Comeback

Move over, virtual reality. Red and blue 3D glasses are still awesome. In this 1995 photo from the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, a gaggle of graduate students enjoy a movie the way they are meant to be seen – with cheap 3D glasses and popcorn. Immersive virtual reality goggles that … Continue reading

Myths and facts about bites and stings

Myths and facts about bites and stings

Between kids being out of school and family vacations to the great outdoors, there’s never an easier time to get bit or stung than summer. It seems inevitable. If you are able to tear the kids away from their Minecraft game, they’ll come back in the house with a few ant bites, or worse. And … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Just Like Us

Throwback Thursday: Just Like Us

Our medical students are a special breed (no one works as hard as they do for the fun of it), but in a lot of ways they’re just like the rest of us. In this 1981 photo from the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, a student gets caught up on … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Wear sunblock

Throwback Thursday: Wear sunblock

Summer is here, folks. Time to get a tan. These two gentlemen from the 1983 edition of Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, must be pretty hot during their rooftop tanning session. But the closer you are to the sun, the better your tan looks – that’s how science works, right? … Continue reading

Celebrating Baylor College of Medicine Graduation 2016

Celebrating Baylor College of Medicine Graduation 2016

Congratulations, Baylor College of Medicine class of 2016! Friends and family gathered at Jesse H. Jones Hall for Performing Arts on Tuesday, May 31 to celebrate our newest graduates. See photos from graduation, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Brunch and the 2016 Military Commissioning. Read the press release. Read the commencement program. See video of fourth-year medical students Amanda … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Practice Run

Throwback Thursday: Practice Run

Don’t worry. The helicopter is real, but the injuries aren’t. As you can see from this article from the April 1985 edition of Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, we see a test flight and triage of 24 mock wounded soldiers. Volunteers were transported, assigned a faux injury and taken to … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating Nurses

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating Nurses

We’re in the midst of National Nurses Week, a time to celebrate the contributions that nurses make to healthcare. In this photo from the 1954 Baylor University Round Up yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, a nurse joins a doctor in examining a chest x-ray. A nurse wears many hats while providing … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Take Me Out

Throwback Thursday: Take Me Out

This week, pro baseball returned to Houston. Much like these fans, many at Baylor College of Medicine couldn’t be happier. In this image from the 1980 Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, a group of fans (with some very baseball-ready facial hair) look prepared to start a team of their own. … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Super Friends

Throwback Thursday: Super Friends

A certain movie about angry superheroes fighting each other opens in theaters tomorrow. You could watch a trailer, but why bother when the epic showdown already happened at Baylor 26 years ago? In the 1990 edition of the Aesculapian yearbook, we see our own versions of Batman and Superman showing off for the camera. On the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Wait for it…

Throwback Thursday: Wait for it…

Match Day is all about the anticipation. Hundreds of medical students nationwide will gather at their Match Day festivities to learn where they’ll spend their residencies. It is one of the most defining moments of their educational careers. And it all comes down to the wait. These days, students race to find their names on … Continue reading

Don’t skip skin care

Don’t skip skin care

If you worry about blemishes, there’s a way to save face – take care of your skin. “If we don’t cleanse correctly we can have buildup of oil and dirt on the skin, which can lead to blackheads and acne,” said Kim Chang, medical aesthetician at the Baylor Facial Plastic Surgery Center. “Also, debris from … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Perfectly Matched

Throwback Thursday: Perfectly Matched

So here’s a little story for the animal lovers out there. Keen observers of romance will say that opposites attract, but in this case that’s not true. And this picture from the 1989 Aesculapian yearbook shows it best. These two medical students decided to have nothing but fun and show off their mutual love of … Continue reading

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: Additional 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