Tagged with Baylor College of Medicine

Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Ronald Cotton

Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Ronald Cotton

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 have the unique experience of training in one system throughout their entire journey. Dr. Ronald … Continue reading

What you need to know about infertility

What you need to know about infertility

Discussing infertility can be difficult, even though it’s an issue that many people experience. National Infertility Awareness Week kicked off on April 25, and physicians are encouraging men and women to discuss fertility issues. “Many people don’t talk about infertility,” said Dr. Amy Schutt, a clinical fellow in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Baylor College … Continue reading

Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Angela Partida

Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Angela Partida

Editor’s note: Growing Up Baylor is a Q&A series highlighting Baylor College of Medicine faculty members who have spent the majority of their educational and professional experiences at Baylor-affiliated institutions. 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 … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A healthier Earth

Throwback Thursday: A healthier Earth

Americans gathered across the country to celebrate the first-ever Earth Day on April 22, 1970, in order to raise environmental awareness. Since then, millions of people worldwide have participated in Earth Day festivities to help positively impact our planet in unique ways. In this 1984 photo from Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of … Continue reading

Tips for taking care of your hearing aid

Tips for taking care of your hearing aid

Have you ever wondered if you are managing your hearing aid correctly? Neidre Wilson, hearing aid technician with Audiology Services at Baylor College of Medicine, says keeping your hearing aid dry is key to maintaining its longevity. “The main tip I have for patients, especially living in Houston, is to use their dry aid kit. … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Up in the air

Throwback Thursday: Up in the air

Graduating from college is one of the most memorable accomplishments we can experience. It is particularly special for medical school graduates, who often go on to translate their knowledge into tangible, unique experiences with patients. Many of us celebrate graduation by having a party or dinner with family and friends. Baylor College of Medicine graduate … Continue reading

Occupational therapists: Committed to improving the quality of life

Occupational therapists: Committed to improving the quality of life

Ever wonder what exactly an occupational therapist does? Helen Cohen, Ed.D., a professor and occupational therapist in otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine, sheds light on the profession and her specialty as we celebrate National Occupational Therapy Month throughout April. What is an occupational therapist? Occupational therapists focus on evaluating and improving patients’ everyday abilities. … Continue reading

Celebrating Match Day 2016

Celebrating Match Day 2016

Match Day 2016 was a momentous occasion for our fourth-year Baylor College of Medicine students. Now that 177 students have matched with their residency programs, we can take a look back at the action that happened during the day. Check out our video recap: See a video of highlights and speeches from the event. Read … Continue reading

Engage with us on Match Day

Engage with us on Match Day

Match Day 2016 is finally here! At 11 a.m. CST today, fourth-year medical students at Baylor College of Medicine will open envelopes that reveal where they will continue their medical training journeys. Match Day culminates the annual National Residents Matching Program, which pairs fourth-year medical students with residency programs nationwide Whether you’re a Baylor student … 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.

What’s the ringing in your ear?

What’s the ringing in your ear?

Do you hear ringing in your ears? If so, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than 45 million Americans experience a form of tinnitus. Tinnitus is commonly referred to as “ringing in the ear,” and it can affect individuals of any age, said Dr. Shirin Jivani, audiologist in the … Continue reading

Summertime tips for people with diabetes

Summertime tips for people with diabetes

Summer may be drawing to a close, but the heat definitely isn’t going anywhere and that can lead you to look for ways to cool off. But when it comes to cool treats, it’s important for diabetics to keep in mind the potential negative effect on blood glucose levels and carbohydrates of some common and … Continue reading

Welcome new Baylor students

Welcome new Baylor students

Each summer, new classes of students join the ranks of Baylor College of Medicine’s education programs. We wish all students beginning a new academic journey a warm welcome to the Baylor community! School of Medicine Members of the Class of 2019 arrived on campus Monday to begin orientation. The students left Houston and headed for a two-day … Continue reading

Celebrating strides on #WhiteOutCancerDay

Celebrating strides on #WhiteOutCancerDay

In recognition of National Cancer Immunotherapy Month and today’s “White Out Cancer Day,” we celebrate significant advances in immunotherapy and its ability to treat cancer. The Texas Medical Center is home to one of the leading centers making strides in the field – the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, a collaborative initiative between Baylor … Continue reading

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

Scavenger hunt helps pediatric bariatric support group put theory into practice

Scavenger hunt helps pediatric bariatric support group put theory into practice

What’s the best way to get teens at their bariatric surgery classes excited about healthy food? For several years, students from Baylor College of Medicine’s Choosing Healthy, Eating Fresh (CHEF) elective have lent a hand with the Texas Children’s Hospital Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program support group through interactive lectures and hands-on cooking classes. We realized … Continue reading

Congratulations graduates!

Congratulations graduates!

Heavy rains and floods couldn’t keep Baylor College of Medicine’s Class of 2015 from graduation May 26 at the Jesse H. Jones Hall for Performing Arts. The ceremony awarded 184 medical school graduates and 92 graduates of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences with diplomas. See a rundown of our graduates, including national society honors … Continue reading

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.

How your diet affects inflammation in the body

How your diet affects inflammation in the body

The famous saying goes, you are what you eat. In many ways this is absolutely true. One of those ways deals with the level of inflammation in the body. Inflammation can cause discomfort, pain, and even long-lasting damage. As such, following a diet that will help limit the amount of inflammation in your body may … Continue reading

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.