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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Irving Unveils Renovations
The Dallas Morning News

July 27, 2015 – New signs, a pedestrian plaza, more parking and a larger emergency room mark some of the changes at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Irving. The hospital unveiled these updates at a reception that included remarks by Cindy Schamp, hospital president; Don Arnwine, executive president of the Irving Hospital Authority; and Helma Mazon, hospital board chair. Read Blog


Rare Condition Makes It Hard To Eat Or Drink
KTVT – TV (CBS 11)

July 27, 2015 – A rare disorder of the esophagus kept Wayne Weaver from swallowing his food. An incision-less surgery by Baylor University Medical Center gastroenterologist Dr. Steven Leeds cut muscles at bottom of esophagus corrected this unusual problem. Watch Video


Rethink Your Drink
dailyRX News

July 21, 2015 – A new study found that sugary drinks may be linked to type 2 diabetes — independent of obesity and other factors. David Winter, MD, Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, talks to dailyRX news about this new research. Read Article


Study Shows CPR Is Saving More Lives
WFAA-TV (News 8)

July 23, 2015 – According to new research, more people are stepping up to help people suffering cardiac arrest. Not only that, but the data shows those bystanders are really saving lives and making an impact. Dr. Cherese Wiley with Baylor Scott & White Health explains what you can do if an emergency strikes. Watch Video


Too Hard on Her Heart; A Weight Loss Supplement Warning
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

July 22, 2015 – Health blogger Dr. Jane Sadler shares a story about a recent patient encounter that can serve as a warning about dangerous weight loss supplements. The supplement made her patient's heart beat so hard, that results from an EKG indicated she was having a heart attack. Read Blog


Rising temperatures increase danger in cars
WFAA (Channel 8)

July 21, 2015 – WFAA-TV reported on the dangers of the extreme heat as temperatures soared this week, showing drivers how hot it gets inside of a parked car and how to recognize and react to heat related illnesses. Dr. Eric Daniel, emergency medicine physician at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas warns of dangerous symptoms to look for Watch Video


What ED May Mean for Diabetes Risk
Daily Rx

July 20, 2015 – A new study from Canada found men with erectile dysfunction (ED) may have a high risk of undiagnosed diabetes. Jeffrey Schussler, MD, a cardiologist at Baylor Heart & Vascular Hospital, commented on the study saying, "Erectile dysfunction has a known association with cardiovascular disease." Read Article


Baylor Hospital Helps Kids Control Asthma in Texas Heat
WFAA-TV (Channel 8)

July 17, 2015 – “Camp Airways,” a special program offered by the Martha Foster Lung Care Center at Baylor Dallas, is a free one-day camp teaches children between ages 8 and 12 how to monitor and manage their asthma. Kids enjoy games, prizes, and field trips while they learn about peak flow monitoring, medications, environmental triggers, and prevention strategies. Watch Video


You May Be One of the 13 Million to Benefit From This News
The Dallas Morning News Health blog

July 17, 2015 – Instead of trying to achieve aggressively low LDL (“bad cholesterol”) levels in all people, the new treatment approach for many patients will focus on the 10- year risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease. The recommendation is to treat those with a 10 year risk greater than 7.5% of a heart attack, stroke, or similar event in the next 10 years. Let me try my best to hit the latest statin highlights and clarify the significance of this information. Read Blog


Understanding the Former President’s Neck Injury
WFAA-TV (Channel 8)

July 16, 2015 – Dr. Matthew Berchuck, a spine surgeon with Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, visits News 8 to explain George H. W. Bush’s recent neck injury due to a fall. Former President Bush was hospitalized after he fractured a bone in his neck and required a brace to stabilize it. Watch Video

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