Baylor In The News

A Trusted Source For Insight into the Latest Health Headlines

Giving Thanks to Our Pilgrims, Their Native American Friends and Clean Water
Dallas Morning News

November 26, 2015 – Brave were the European men and women that gave up everything to travel to the Americas. Remaining healthy and free of disease was necessary to survive the brutal winters and devastating hunger. Between 1616 and 1619 (just prior to the Mayflower landing), as many as nine out of 10 settlers and local natives succumbed to “Indean fever” according to historical accounts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests a major underlying culprit was leptospirosis. Read Blog

Students with Disabilities Baylor Garland and Employees Work Together
Al Dia

November 25, 2015 – When the Baylor Medical Garland received 10 high school students with learning disabilities, hospital employees expected to teach skills that would help them find a job upon graduation. But they did not expect that they would learn to simplify your work. Read Article

Baylor's Carrollton Location to Change Name’s
Carrollton Leader

November 24, 2015 – The Baylor Medical Center in Carrollton will change its name to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Carrollton. The name will change from Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton. The signs with the new names are scheduled to be installed by Nov. 30.  Read Article

Check Your Pulse
Daily Rx

November 23, 2015 – Patients with a high resting heart rate may have an increased risk of dying from any cause, says a study published in November 23 Canadian Medical Association Journal. Jeffrey M. Schussler, MD, an interventional cardiologist, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, said there's probably an explanation for this finding in the reasons why patients might have a quick pulse in the first place. "Higher resting heart rates may indicate patients who are deconditioned, have higher physiologic stress and may explain why they have an increased risk of dying," Dr. Schussler, who was not involved in the current study, said. If your heart rate seems a little fast, don't panic just yet. Read Article

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano Focuses on Ease, Prevention
Community Impact News

November 23, 2015- Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano Cancer Hospital chairman Dr. Mark Engleman wants to make cancer treatment a little more tolerable and easier for his patients. With the addition of the TrueBeam Radiotherapy system, Engleman said it is possible to use radiotherapy to treat lung, breast, prostate, head and neck cancers, including others. Treatments that used to take about an hour can now be completed in about six to 10 minutes, which means patients no longer have to hold still for a long period of time, he said. Read Article

Trauma Care to Expand in Tarrant County
Community Impact News

November 18, 2015- Constant population growth in the North Texas area necessitates a need for more health care services, including access to facilities designated to treat patients with traumatic injuries. Although there are 284 designated trauma care facilities in Texas that can handle traumatic injury situations, less than a quarter of those facilities are in North Texas, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake residents may soon have another trauma center. Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine plans to pursue a Level II trauma designation and verification. The hospital hopes to achieve the designation in 2017. Read Article

Seven Simple C’s to Lifesaving Steps
The Dallas Morning News Health blog

November 18, 2015 – The Paris bombings are a call for all us to step up and help people injured in traumatic events. It is not necessary to have a medical, nursing or emergency medical technician degree to manage an injury. In a medical emergency, here are simple steps to follow before professional aid becomes available.   Read Blog

Five Acne Myths Debunked
The Dallas Morning News Health blog

November 14, 2015 – For most teens and adults, conservative care is enough to manage acne, but health blogger Dr. Jane Sadler says she commonly hears many misconceptions about good skin care. She shares her advice which if followed, may make your acne experience more successful and tolerable. Read Blog

Prevent the Spread of Flu with Tips from Baylor Scott & White Health
WFAA-TV Good Morning Texas

November 13, 2015 – Dr. Elizabeth Fagan, emergency medicine physician with Baylor Plano and Baylor McKinney, appeared on ‘Good Morning Texas’ to share advice on how to prevent the spread of flu. Watch Video

Less Sleep is Better Than Interrupted Sleep
WFAA-TV (News 8)

November 12, 2015 – If you are one of the millions of Americans who have trouble getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep every night, experts say that may not be so bad. According to a recent study, just a few hours of shut-eye is better than an interrupted night of sleep. Dr. Cherese Wiley, with Baylor Scott & White Health, explains. Watch Video

US Soccer Federation Wants To Ban Headers In Young Athletes

November 10, 2015  – The U.S. Soccer Federation is now recommending a ban on headers for players 10 and under, with limits for those between 11 and 13. Mark Barisa, PhD,  Director of Neuropsychology at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, believes that the header ban will make the sport safer for young athletes.  Watch Video

Common Shoulder, Knee, and Hip Sports Injuries
D’Fine your Health

November 10, 2015 -- Show explores common orthopedic injuries and prevention methods with Dr. Kushal Patel, orthopedic specialist at Baylor Medical Center at Garland. Injury areas and prevention methods discussed are knee, shoulder, hip and back. Listen to Interview

↑ Back to Top