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Hand Sanitizing: Skip the Scrub and Go for the Squirt?
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

August 28, 2015 – Getting rid of bad germs requires repetitive cleaning remedies. In a busy classroom setting, most children will rush through the tedious sanitizing ritual of lathering up and rinsing off. It is much easier to gather a dollop of hand sanitizer than to spend extra time washing with soap and water. So why not skip the scrub and go for the squirt? Read Blog

Premature Babies More Likely to Develop ADHD
WFAA-TV (News 8)

August 27, 2015 – According to a new study, babies born pre-mature are more likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. And the risk rises each week a preemie is born early. Even nearly-term babies, those not traditionally considered pre-mature, have an elevated risk. LeAnn Haddock an OB/GYN with Baylor Scott & White Health explains. Watch Video

Seven Refrigerator-worthy Healthy Habits to Maintain Your Student’s Health
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

August 21, 2015 – The new school year has just begun and just like your New Year’s resolutions, it is time to refresh our kids on healthy school hygiene. Get out your magnets and get ready to hang another item on your already-crowded refrigerator board. You have enough on your plate (and your refrigerator) so I will keep it simple. Read Blog

Coffee Can Help Fight Colon Cancer
WFAA-TV (News 8)

August 20, 2015 – Dr. Roger Khetan with Baylor Scott & White Health talks about a new research that found drinking caffeinated coffee every day may help colon cancer patients survive. And this isn’t the first time we’re heard about how that morning Cup of Joe can benefit your health. Watch Video

Your Midrace Period Questions Answered
Runner's World

August 14, 2015 – If you're a female runner you've probably read Kiran Gandhi's story; Runner's World online goes straight to the experts for answers. Dr. Elizabeth Stevenson-Gargiulo, an OBGYN on staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, shares tips to help any woman run with the flow. Read Article

Parenting Does Not Have to Be a Traumatic Experience
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

August 14, 2015 – My mother called it "selective amnesia." It was not until the birth of her fifth child (delivered within eight years of the first), that she and my father elected to stop having more babies. According to Demography 2015, statistically, my parents may have stopped after the first child and the rest of us would never have been born. In this scientific article, researchers evaluated parental well-being following the birth of their first child. Read Blog

Miracle match: Texas wife donates kidney to husband
WFAA (Channel 8)

August 13, 2015 – WFAA-TV reported on a couple who gave the gift of life through a living kidney donation at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas. Albert and Lisa Harris now share more than a last name, they share a kidney. The story focused on their journey and the need for living donors.Dr. Gregory McKenna, transplant surgeon on the staff at BUMC, was also interviewed for the story. Watch the Story & Read Article

Back-to-School Vaccines
dailyRX News

August 11, 2015 – Many diseases have become rare in the US as a result of successful vaccination. It's still important to vaccinate to prevent the resurgence of these diseases. Stefanie Spaeth, MD, a pediatrician, Baylor Scott & White Health, told dailyRx News, "The best way to keep up with your child's vaccines is to make sure your child is up to date on their annual checkups. Every year your child should go into the doctor for a regular checkup. Your doctor will review the shot record and make sure your child is up to date. It's always a good idea for parents to keep track of their own child's immunizations as well." Read Article

Taking Care of Yourself in an Empty Nest
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

August 11, 2015 – When my daughter was 4, she made plans to run away. I calmly reminded her that she'd need a coat and a blanket for cool nights, and food for when she got hungry. She quickly changed her mind. Now she's 18, and she's making plans to leave again — for Duke University. There's no going back this time. My husband and I have mixed emotions of fear, anxiety, uncertainty — and relief. Read Blog

Educational Programs Developed To Prevent Hot Car Child Deaths

August 7, 2015 – Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving implemented a parent education program approximately 5 years in advance of new state law that becomes effective Sept. 1, 2015. Baylor nurses individually educate new parents about dangers accidentally leaving a sleeping infant in a hot car. Watch Video

Spice It Up and Add Years to Your Life!
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

August 7, 2015 – When treating patients with cold and flu symptoms, I advise a drive over to my favorite Thai restaurant for a delicious bowl of Tom Kha soup. The chicken broth has a favorable effect on respiratory illness recovery and the spicy flavors will clear any stuffy nose. That's good news if you have a cold. Now I have even better news. Recent evidence suggests that spicy food is associated with a reduced risk for death. Read Blog

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Irving Celebrates Renovations
Irving Cable Television Network (ICTN)

August 7, 2015 – On July 23, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving officially celebrated their new name and hospital expansion. Local officials celebrated with the hospital leadership and staff. Watch Video

New Guidelines: When to Use Epinephrine
dailyRX News

August 6, 2015 – The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology issued new guidelines on epinephrine use for severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Steven Cole, DO, Baylor University Medical Center, told dailyRx News that it can be difficult to diagnose anaphylaxis in the emergency room. "Some cases are obvious, but others are far from it." Read Article

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