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Repeated Antibiotic Use Could Put Your Toddler at Risk for Obesity
The Dallas Morning News

August 18, 2014 – I don’t think anyone will ever ask me, "Do these antibiotics make me look fat?" But, I do believe that physicians may become more cautious in prescribing antibiotics to infants now that a recent medical review (Medscape) has strongly linked multiple rounds of antibiotic use with a 20% increase risk of obesity among toddlers. The antibiotics used were more broad-spectrum antibiotics compared to narrow-spectrum antibiotics such as penicillin and amoxicillin, which are commonly used in strep throat, ear infections, and sinusitis. The review article cited a study that found infants receiving antibiotics in the first 6 months of life had a greater risk of obesity by the time they reached 1 to 3 years of age. Read Article

Baylor Wants To Spread The Word: Palliative Care Is Not Hospice
D Healthcare Daily

August 13, 2014 – Dr. Robert Fine has a story he tells to serve a pair of purposes: One, it illustrates how the palliative care program he leads at Baylor differs from hospice care. Two, it shows how new the specialty is, so fresh that a real-life incident can modify the specialty itself. Read Article

Robin Williams as Patch Adams: Laughter is the best medicine
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

August 13, 2014 – Health blogger and Baylor Garland physician Dr. Jane Sadler writes about her thoughts in light of the recent news concerning the death of legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams. Read Blog

Baby Boom: Ice Storm to Blame for Increase in Births

August 13, 2014 – Oh baby! Doctors around North Texas are experiencing a baby boom. Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas reportedly saw 50 more deliveries in July than last year. And plenty of women are pregnant and ready to deliver in the next few weeks. Watch Video

Baylor Opens ‘Micro-Hospital’ in Colleyville
Southlake Journal

August 12, 2014 – Baylor Emergency Medical Center at Colleyville opened Monday, providing convenient access to hospital-level care in a 20,000-square-foot facility touted as a "full-fledged micro-hospital." Read Article

Back Seat Buddy Program from Baylor
KTXD-TV The Broadcast

August 11, 2014 – Forty-four children died of heatstroke in the US last year, so how do we get that number to zero? One group has an idea to help. Joining us now to explain the "Backseat Buddy" Bear program is Richelle Doss a Baylor Irving nurse. Watch Video

It's Tough to Follow A Doctor's Orders. Just Ask This Doctor.
The Dallas Morning News

August 11, 2014 – Following a doctor's orders can be tough, even for a doctor. Early studies reported in Canadian Family Physician first recognized the problem in the 1970s. At that time less than half of patients given instructions followed them completely and almost a quarter deviated from the instructions. Read Article

Heart Failure in Patients Under the Age of 60

August 11, 2014 – Congestive heart failure is the most common diagnosis in hospital patients 65 and older, but it may come as a surprise to learn more than 1 million of the 5 million Americans suffering from congestive heart failure - are under the age of 60. David Rawitscher, MD, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano explains that early diagnosis can be the key, but adjusting your lifestyle might also save your life. Watch Video

Baylor Plano donates in-home lab testing to Plano Fire-Rescue
The Plano Star Courier

August 8, 2014 – As yet another example of Plano's public and private partnerships in the pursuit of excellence in community healthcare, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano has generously donated a $7,000 state-of-the-art blood analysis device, called an i-STAT®, to Plano Fire-Rescue for use in their expanding Community Paramedic Program. Read Article

Baby Boom Hits North Texas Nearly 9 Months After Ice Storm

August 8, 2014 – Business is busier than ever for some hospitals across North Texas as a baby boom, not so surprisingly, is hitting almost nine months after the ice storm wreaked havoc across the Metroplex. "The storm comes, and what else is there to do but stay inside and keep each other company?" said LaToya Scales, a nurse at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Watch Video

Heart Attacks, Survival Rates Increased

August 7, 2014 – The incidence of one type of heart attack has risen, but fewer patients died after hospitalization — and medical procedures right after admission may be the reason. "Cardiologists have become better at taking care of heart attack patients, and are reacting faster to those at highest risk," said Jeffrey M. Schussler, MD, an interventional cardiologist at Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital. Read Article

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