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What Do Broken Mirrors and Hot Flashes Have in Common? 7 Hot Flash Facts
Dallas Morning News

March 25, 2015 – Seven years: The average time hot flashes continue past the final menstrual cycle. For many women, reaching menopause may be like breaking a mirror and winding up with seven years of bad luck. In February, the JAMA Internal Medicine published a large study finding that frequent postmenopausal symptoms including hot flashes and night sweats (VMS: vasomotor symptoms) lasted an average of over seven years. The large-scale study revealed that VMS significantly affected the quality of life for most women and that numbers of "broken mirror" years varied between groups of women. Read Blog

These Medications Posed Risks for Dementia Patients

March 18, 2015 – Antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilizers given to dementia patients may post health risks. Cindy D. Marshall, M.D., medical director, Baylor Memory Center, detailed some of the risks, "The FDA issued a 2005 black block warning on the use of antipsychotics in dementia patients due to mounting evidence showing increased morality." Read Article

How Childhood Habits May Affect Heart Health

March 17, 2015 – Heart health in adulthood may be affected by childhood factors like diet, weight and blood pressure. “The cumulative effect of diet during childhood is greater than any other factor in terms of impacting the health and wellness of child for life,” said Dr. Anand Bhatt, pediatrician, Baylor Medical Center at Irving. Read Article

What Breastfeeding Might Do for Baby’s Brain

March 17, 2015 – Breastfeeding may boost more than just bonding — it may also boost baby's brainpower based on how long you do it. That's the takeaway from a new study. Robert Kotas, MD, a pediatrician at Baylor Pediatric and Adolescent Associates in Murphy, TX, commented on the results. Read Article

Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Risk & Prevention
WFAA-TV (‘Good Morning Texas’)

March 16, 2015 – Dr. Clyde Collins, a physician on the medical staff at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, talks with Good Morning Texas host about reducing the risk and prevention of colorectal cancer. Watch Video

Blue Bell Ice Cream Products Linked to Serious Illness

March 13, 2015 – The FDA issued a consumer advisory about certain Blue Bell ice cream products made in Texas after three people died and others were sickened at a Kansas hospital. Dr. Cedric Spak with Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, says symptoms include vomiting, nausea and muscle ache, and they can appear suddenly, and those that are most at risk are those with compromised immune systems. Watch Video

Dallas-based ACO Is First In North Texas To Earn Rare Certification
D HealthCare Daily

March 12, 2015 – The Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance has been awarded a three-year accreditation as a Level 2 accountable care organization, the first to be awarded the recognition in North Texas and the second in the state. Read Article

Simple Cancer Screening Could Save Thousands of Lives

March 12, 2015 – Catching colon cancer early allows doctors a better chance of successful treatment — making screening a potentially lifesaving procedure. Sarah Y. Boostrom, MD, a colorectal surgeon, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, told dailyRx News that screening is vitally important. "Colon cancer does not discriminate against gender or ethnicity — everyone should get a colonoscopy at the recommended age of 50," Dr. Boostrom said. "A family history may necessitate earlier screening but this will require consultation with a physician. It is important for patients to know their family history of all cancers, and to share this information with their doctor." Read Article

Growing Up After Cancer
KERA News Radio (90.1 FM)

March 11, 2015 – For people who battle cancer as children, the emotional scars can stick around long after the disease is defeated. Ahead of the launch of the KERA Breakthroughs series Growing Up After Cancer, Think’s Krys Boyd talks about helping kids and young adults get past the mental side of a cancer battle with Dr. Shannon Poppito, a psycho-oncologist at Baylor’s Sammons Cancer Center. Listen to Podcast

Is There A Doctor On the Plane? (Or…Medical conditions that don’t fly well)
The Dallas Morning News

March 10, 2015 – Health blogger Dr. Jane Sadler, with Baylor Garland, was recently called into action to take care of a patient during a medical emergency – 40,000 feet in the air. According to the CDC, in-flight medical emergencies aren’t that uncommon. In fact, each year about 1 in 10,000 to 40,000 passengers suffer a medical incident. About one third of these are due to heart conditions. Read Blog

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