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World Class Athlete Has Warning About Heart Failure
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September 20, 2016 – Coach and former professional triathlete Bill Ruth thought his heart was in excellent shape.  But when he had an unusual shortness of breath and other symptoms, Bill took them seriously. Watch Video

'Every Time I Do a 5K,' Says This 91-year-old, 'The Next Day I Feel Like a Lion'
Dallas Morning News

September 16, 2016 – Following his January heart surgery at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, 91-year-old Tony Taddeo picked up his running career with the goal of running at 5K on his 100th birthday. Read Article

Can Nasal Irrigation Reduce Sinus Infections?

September 8, 2016 – Study shows that participants who used nasal irrigation prevention-to-treatment to treat recurrent or chronic sinusitis saw more symptom improvement. One of the experts commenting on the study was Dr. Amol Bhatki, Baylor University Medical Center. "We recommend it once or twice a day depending on the patient's willingness to do it," he said. Read Article

Drinking Too Much Water Can Put Patients At Risk

September 9, 2016 -- Too much of a good thing can have negative consequences, and that applies to something we drink every day. Hyponatremia is a condition when the body holds onto too much water and dilutes the amount of sodium in the blood causing levels to be low. Kathy Sorrells, 70, experienced the condition when she amended a diet designed to keep her diabetes in check. Kathy was drinking way too much water, according to Dr. Jane Sadler, a family physician at Baylor Family Medical Center at North Garland.Watch Video

Here's How Family-centered Education Can Get Asthma Under Control
Dallas Morning News

September 6, 2016 -- Asthma, which affects more than 6 million children in the U.S., is the third leading cause of hospitalizations among children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. September is a particularly bad month, because kids are back in school, where they're exposed to cold viruses, and ragweed pollen levels tend to be high. Baylor University Medical Center's Martha Foster Lung Care Center in Dallas provides patient and family asthma education for children as well as adults. Read Article

New Scan Saves Hearts

September 5, 2016 – A 256-slice CT scanner helps diagnose heart disease more quickly and with less discomfort to patient. Ambarish Gopal, MD, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, explains the advantages. Watch Video

For Mental Health, Know When It’s Time to Escalate Your Search for Help and Treatment
Dallas Morning News

September 4, 2016 – Jay Ashmore, psychologist, was among the experts talking about when to call in the experts as opposed to relying on friends for dealing with mild depression. Dr. Ashmore is head of behavioral medicine, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano. Read Article

Experimental Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease Shows Progress

September 1, 2016 – Dr. Cynthia Marshall, Baylor AT & T Memory Center, talked about difficulties in finding treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease. Watch Video

New Clinical Trial Investigates Minimally Invasive Treatment Option for Aortic Stenosis Patients with a Larger Valve Size

August 30, 2016 – A clinical trial exploring a new minimally invasive treatment option for some patients with severe aortic stenosis recently launched at Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. Read Article

New Technology Helps Find Cancer Early in Women With Dense Breast Tissue

August 29, 2016 – A new diagnostic tool in the fight against breast cancer helps with early detection in women who have dense tissue, where cancer can be harder to spot. The new technology, called automated breast ultrasound (ABUS), works in conjunction with mammograms. The first Dallas imaging center to offer this technology is Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Plano Elizabeth Jekot, MD Breast Imaging Center. Read Article

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