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Fact or Myth: Drinking Milk Increases Phlegm
The Dallas Morning News

July 18, 2014 – The bottom line: It is a MYTH. Milk does not increase phlegm, worsen asthma or increase nasal secretions.  Do not deprive yourself or your sick babies of important dairy nutrients. Read Blog


Why You Should Be "That Girl" (or Guy)!
The Dallas Morning News

July 15, 2014 – Studies show that patients who are more engaged in their medical care have better health outcomes. According to these studies, benefits in self-care and lifestyle changes have been noted in conditions such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, heart failure and rheumatoid arthritis.  Read Blog


Doctors: More & More People Suffering From Technology Allergies
KTVT-TV (CBS 11)

July 14, 2014 – Dr. Steven Cole, an allergist on staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, is interviewed about nickel allergies that have been showing up on cellphone, laptop, and iPad users' skin. Watch video


Nancy Vish: Instituting Hands-On Management at Baylor Heart & Vascular Hospital
Becker's Hospital Review

July 14, 2014 – Nancy Vish, RN, PhD, FACHE, president and CNO of Dallas-based Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, has been with the hospital since 2002. A champion of "hands-on" leadership, Dr. Vish is known for her belief in staff buy-in to keep innovations flowing from the hospital staff of 341 people. Under her leadership, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital has been awarded the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, TAPE. Read article


A 16-year Birth Control With On and Off Switch!
Dallas Morning News Health Blog

July 9, 2014 – According to Medical News Today, an implantable chip that prevents pregnancy! About the size of a penny, this controlled release device releases the contraceptive hormone levonorgestrel. Surgically implanted under the skin of the buttocks, abdomen or upper arm, the device can remain active in the body for up to 16 years. The best part? If a woman decides to become pregnant, she can turn off the implant with a remote device! Who could ever come up with such an innovative idea? Read blog


Nonprofit Honors Baylor for Its Employee Wellness Program
D Healthcare Daily

July 7, 2014 – The National Business Group on Health honored Baylor Health Care System last week as one of the foremost U.S. companies providing incentives for its employees to live a healthy lifestyle. Baylor received a Gold Award for its ‘Thrive’ program, which created a bevy of wellness-related services and incentives for its employees. Read Story


Godzilla Spreading Salmonella in New York City?
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

July 7, 2014 – Is it just me, or does anyone else worry about Godzilla’s slimy bacterial-infested body raging thru New York City? That oversized iguana is full of bacterial Salmonella. If people are not getting hurt from falling skyscrapers (which apparently they are not), they could certainly become seriously ill from his slimy residue. But Godzilla ravaged New Yorkers are not the only ones at risk for Salmonella infection. Anyone owning reptiles or amphibians is at risk as well. Most people associate Salmonella with contaminated foods, but many popular pets including turtles, frogs, iguanas, snakes and chameleons carry the illness. Read blog


DFW Doctor Talks Antibiotics & Superbugs
KTVT-TV (CBS 11)

July 3, 2014 – There is a new global effort to combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Dr. Crystal Foster with Baylor Health Care System talks about these drug-resistant bugs, and the actual effectiveness of antibiotics. Watch Video


Walking Off Symptoms of Parkinson's
DailyRx.com

July 2, 2014 – Even simple forms of exercise can strengthen the body and mind. People with Parkinson's disease may be among those who can benefit from a no-frills regimen of walking. Dr. David Winter, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas internist, commented, "This study suggests that regular walking can improve the function of those with Parkinson's. Indeed, physical therapy classes for Parkinson's patients have been springing up around the country and many have benefited."For those without access to formal therapy programs," Dr. Winter added, "progressive walking programs, as outlined in this article, offer hope for those affected by this neurological disorder." It is estimated that 1 million people in the United States have Parkinson's disease, a disease with no known cause or cure. Read Blog


I Cut My Finger and Found 6 Steps for More Rapid Wound Care
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

July 2, 2014 – According to Medical News Today, the (European) medical communities consensus is that "rapid healing of the wound is best achieved by providing a moist environment". According to the medical data, a moist environment increases the rate of wound repairby approximately 40%. This is compared to leaving a wound to "dry out" and allowing a dry "scab" to form. Almost as enlightening, the article points out that moist wound healing reduces the risk for scarring. I reviewed the information with the Baylor Garland Comprehensive Wound Center charge nurse Salma Sheikh RN. With her help, we developed 6 steps to better wound care healing for minor skin injuries (i.e. cuts and scrapes): Read blog


VIDEO Are Routine Pelvic Exams Necessary?
WFAA-TV (News 8)

July 1, 2014 – It’s the doctor’s appointment women dread. But, a new recommendation says there is no benefit for women to have routine pelvic exams. WFAA talked with Dr. Kamilia Smith, an OB/GYN with Baylor Dallas, about the confusing message to women. Watch Video

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