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What You Should Know About Epilepsy
KERA Radio (90.1 FM)

May 23, 2016 – Epilepsy affects about three million people in the U.S. alone. But while people associate seizures with the disorder, a lot of myths persist about epilepsy as Dr. Sadat Shamim, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, explains. Listen

A Juicy Solution to High Blood Pressure?
Daily Rx

May 18, 2016 – Having high blood pressure often means taking medication, but there might be a new, natural treatment. Northumbria University researchers found that men who drank tart Montmorency cherry juice had a significant drop in blood pressure. All of the men had early signs of hypertension. David Winter, MD, Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, added this caution. "This is an interesting study on the effect of tart cherry juice on blood pressure. Despite previous studies that failed to show benefit, this investigation from South Africa concluded that there was a lowering of systolic blood pressure in 16 men. More studies are needed before this can be widely recommended." Read Article

National Nurses Week Recognizes Our Local Heroes
Plano Profile

May 6, 2016 – This National Nurses Week, there will be a special tribute to one of our most beloved local nurses, Diane Short. On May 13, the Relay for Life team from Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano will specifically honor Diane, who passed away from of breast cancer this January. Read Article

Plano's Heart Hospital Pumps Up

May 1, 2016 – Dr. Bruce Lytle helped the Cleveland Clinic build the best heart program in the U.S. Now, hes trying again. Read Article

Loneliness and Heart Disease
Daily Rx

April 27, 2016 – A review of multiple studies found that loneliness and social isolation increased risk of both heart disease and stroke. Nicole K. Valtorta, MA, led the analysis of 23 studies covering more than 181,000 adults. "While there is debate as to whether there are direct links between psychiatric issues and psychosocial issues, there are definite logistical issues which make the care of patients who have cardiac disease more difficult," Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital cardiologist Jeffrey M. Schussler told DailyRx. "This paper by Valtorta shows an association between loneliness, isolation and cardiovascular disease." Read Article

HP Cardiologist Knows His Trade By Heart
Park Cities People

April 27, 2016 -- Ask Dr. William Roberts about his newly merited Lifetime Achievement award from the American College of Cardiology, and he'll tell you, "The key is survival." That is, outliving anyone else in his field, the Highland Park resident joked. More accurately, the executive director of Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute received the award on April 4 for his professional contributions and for being a role model. Read Article

Child Prodigies and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Daily Rx

April 13, 2016 – Joanne Ruthsatz, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, The Ohio State University and her daughter, journalist Kimberly Stephens, wrote a book based on Dr. Ruthsatz's research into child prodigies. Dr. Marjorie Milici, Baylor University Medical Center, discussed some options people have in treating autism. "Current therapies include early intervention with physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy," Dr. Milici said. "Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a therapy in which the child receives a positive response for their good behaviors. Most children are not on medicines except when they reach adolescence and may need help with ADHD or oppositional defiance disorder and violent tendencies. These patients may be started on some psychotropic drugs." Read Story

Your Article Saved My Life
The Dallas Morning News

April 10, 2016 – With a few minutes to spare one day, Beth Brooks opened up the electronic version of that day's Dallas Morning News. The article she saw led Beth to make a medical appointment that may have saved her life. Read Article

Baylor researchers studying impact of bionic robot on patients

April 6, 2016 – Technology continues to change the way patients are cared for. Therapists at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation are now using a bionic skeleton to assist patients recovering from spinal cord injuries or stroke. The device allows patients who are paralyzed or in need of strengthening their gait, the ability to walk, using assistance of the device that is attached to their body. Watch Video

Kenyan woman travels to Baylor searching for a miracle

April 5, 2016 – How far would you go to get the medical attention you need? A woman from Kenya traveled 21 hours on a plane to the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas. Jane Mwangi was shot and left paralyzed during a robbery attempt in her native country. Now is working to get her life back. Watch Video

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