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Was It a Virus or Something You Ate? And Does It Matter?
Dallas Morning News

July 3, 2015 – Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 million Americans — 1 in 6 — will get sick from a foodborne illness. "If you've been at a picnic, where you know there was food sitting out for a while, or you've eaten something like undercooked hamburger, that might be a clue," said Dr. Beth Kassanoff, an internal medicine physician, Baylor University Medical Center. "But otherwise it's very difficult to distinguish between viral and foodborne illness." Read Article

Seven Sour Truths About Sweetened Beverages
The Dallas Morning News Health blog

July 2, 2015 – Recently, a local Dallas TV station contacted me for an interview about a recently released study on sugary drinks. Intrigued by the research, I wanted to go back and conduct further research after my brief television interview I could not help but feel a twinge of guilt because of my sweet snack distributions. Nonetheless, I have come up with seven interesting, but "bitter," facts about sweetened beverages that summarize why this information matters to you. Read Article

Technology Allows Parents to Watch Preemies

June 30, 2015 – Parents with premature babies can now watch their little ones from anywhere at any time, thanks to Baylor University Medical Center Dallas. In February, the hospital launched NIC-VIEW, 35 cameras in its neonatal intensive care unit. Watch Video

Krebs Cycle: A Role for Metabolic Enzymes in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

June 29, 2015 – OncLive, a website that specializes in oncology news and journals, published an article on research being done at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center and Baylor Research Institute about Krebs Cycle. It was co-authored by Dr. Alan Miller, Chief of Oncology, Baylor Health Care System and Medical Director of the Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center. The article was the featured story on the website. Read Article

Transplantation: Giving a Chance at New Life
Fort Worth Business Press

June 29, 2015 – Baylor is one of only a few hospitals in the country whose surgeons and physicians have performed more than 7,300 organ transplants, including more than 3,100 liver transplants. Transplant surgeries are done at two locations, Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and Baylor All Saints in Fort Worth. More liver transplants are done at the two hospitals combined than anywhere else in Texas. Read Article

Delirium: Breaking From Routine Can Trouble Some Hospital Patients
KERA Radio (90.1 FM)

June 29, 2015– Hospital stays can be stressful for anyone. Worse, though, for about seven million patients each year who suffer from delirium. It's a sudden state of confusion that can last from hours to days and well after release. Megan Wheeler, an adult clinical nurse specialist, has been involved in Baylor Scott White Health's research on preventing delirium in elderly patients. She spoke with Sam Baker for KERA series, Vital Signs. Listen to story

Removing the Sedentary Sickness and Sadness…..with the Stethoscope Stretch!
The Dallas Morning News Health blog

June 26, 2015– My medical team has developed an out-of-the-chair exercise we call the "Stethoscope Stretch." Creatively using our stethoscopes, we stretch our necks and backs. Awakening our muscles regularly to maintain circulation and physical stamina, we have learned to use our stethoscopes to improve flexibility and relieve muscle tension. Read Article

'Backseat Buddy' Program Aims To Save Newborns' Lives
WFAA-TV (News 8)

June 25, 2015 – Texas hospitals will be required to start education on heatstroke and the dangers of leaving a child in a hot car starting next year. The "Backseat Buddies" Program at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Irving, implemented in 2010, already does that. Nurses hand out keychains to parents of newborns as a reminder that they are not riding alone and also make it a point to talk to new moms about heat stroke. Watch Video

Pregnancy and Lupus: A Fairly Safe Combination?

June 24, 2015– A new study found that most pregnant women with mild or moderate lupus did not experience any serious health events during pregnancy. Dr. Rebecca Robert, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine, still encourages women with lupus to pursue prenatal care. "In general, any woman with a chronic medical condition such as lupus, who is considering conception should have a preconception consultation with her obstetrician, as a chronic medical illness can put the pregnancy at higher risk for conditions such as preterm labor, growth abnormalities, placental disease, preeclampsia and stillbirth," Dr. Robert said. Read Article

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