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Plano Hospital Turns to Coloring to Relieve Stress
KTVT-TV (CBS 11)

July 18, 2016 – It sounds so simple and it works – coloring to relieve stress. Betsy Booth, RN, and nurse navigator at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano explains why. Watch Video


Heart Hospital Baylor Undergoing Expansion for 10th Anniversary
Community Impact News – Plano

July 5, 2016 – The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano started work on a 150,000-square-foot expansion for the hospital, which when completed, will featured a new five-story tower complete with a 200-seat auditorium and twice the number of private outpatient beds. Read Article


New CDC Recommendation: Don't Use FluMist Vaccine
(WFAA-TV) News 8

June 23, 2016 – A new surprising recommendation from the CDC out this week – not to take the FluMist vaccine. Experts say it has not protected kids or adults from the flu for years. Dr. Cherese Wiley from Baylor Scott & White Health joins News 8 Midday to explain. Watch Video


FDA Rules May Be Adding Law and Order to E-cigarettes
AHA Newswire

June 23, 2016 New rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are adding some semblance of law and order to e-cigarettes, including the banning of their sales to anyone under 18. “It’s about time,” said Dr. Jeffrey M. Schussler, medical director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. “Regulating addictive substances makes common sense, especially when e-cigarettes are appealing to minors and teenagers, who are an especially vulnerable population.” Read Article


Exploring Possibility of Using Blood Tests to Determine Potential for Cancer
WNDU-TV (NBC 16, South Bend, Indiana)

June 17, 2016 – Colon cancer kills 50,000 Americans each year. It’s preventable, but many Americans fear colonoscopies. What if all it took was a simple blood test to determine the potential for colon and other cancers? How many lives could be saved? Doctors are closing in on answers. Watch Video


Season’s First Heat Advisory: Tips for Beating The Heat
WFAA-TV (News 8)

June 16, 2016 – It's that time of year again. Yesterday the National Weather Service issued the year's first Heat Advisory for our area. And those rising temperatures can come with some serious health risks. Dr. Roger Khetan with Baylor Scott & White Health shares tips to help beat the heat. Watch Video


Care Continues for Adults Born with Congenital Heart
WJRT-TV (ABC 12, Flint, Michigan)

June 9, 2016 – About one in every 100 babies born today comes into the world with a heart defect. Just a generation ago, many of these babies would never make it to adulthood, but today, more than 85 percent do, and currently there are over 1.2 million American adults who are living and thriving with congenital heart disease, leading to a whole new medical specialty. Watch Video


Safe and Effective Ways to Fight Mosquitoes, Nature Made Supplement Recall
WFAA-TV (News 8)

June 9, 2016 – Several types of a popular mulit-vitamin are being recalled due to possible salmonella or staph contamination. Could one of the recalled products be in your medicine cabinet? Dr. Bradley Jones with Baylor Scott & White Health joins WFAA'S Midday show with the details. Watch Video


The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Is Undergoing a $100 Million Expansion
D Healthcare Daily

June 3, 2016 – The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano has launched a $100 million expansion that will add a new tower to the 116-bed hospital, bringing another 56 beds, a 200-seat auditorium, and a revamped space for research. Read Article


Nails: Clues to Your Health Are at Your Fingertips
Health After Age 50/Scientific American

Summer 2016 – “Pitting, different-colored lines, or visible ridges or spots on your fingernails, or nails that become brittle and break easily can be red flags,” says Beth Kassanoff, M.D., FACP, an internist at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. “These changes can indicate a broad range of systemic health conditions—anything from a deficiency of certain nutrients in your diet to an underlying disease requiring medical treatment.” Read Article

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