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More older Americans are being diagnosed with HIV
Dallas Morning News

December 1, 2016 - HIV is often thought of as a young person’s disease. But today, more than a quarter of Americans living with HIV are 55 or older. Dr. Clinton Haley, infectious disease specialist Baylor University Medical Center, was interviewed and quoted for a story in the Dallas Morning News. Take a look. Read Article

Psoriasis: A Strong Predictor of Heart Disease?
Scientific American: Health After 50

December 1, 2016 - Research at Baylor University Medical Center shows there may be a link between psoriasis and heart disease. "Our study suggests that psoriasis should be considered just as seriously as diabetes when it comes to heart-related risks," says one of the study's authors, Jeffrey Schussler, MD, cardiologist on the medical staff. Read Article

Be a Man – Go to the Doctor
Plano Star-Courier

November 24, 2016 - Why do men hesitate to see a doctor? Two Baylor Scott & White physicians urge men to understand importance of an annual medical visit. Read Article

Last minute tips training for a marathon
D Magazine

November 30, 2016 - The Dallas marathon is fast approaching, and many athletes are fine tuning their training regiments a few weeks out.
D Magazine gave readers a day by day guide on how to prepare their bodies for the race.Stephanie Dean, program manager for the BSWH Health and Wellness department and Holly Greer a wellness coordinator, both passed along training and diet tips heading into the big event. Take a look

Cancer patients express gratitude
WFAA-TV Channel 8

November 24, 2016 - It’s the time of year when many of us reflect on what we are grateful for. But spend a few minutes speaking with someone living with a cancer diagnosis and you’ll see the true meaning of what Thanksgiving is all about. Take a look

Hospital Volunteer Was In Right Place When He Had Heart Attack
CBS-TV (Channel 11)

November 21, 2016 - A man whose heart stopped beating at the very hospital where he volunteers, is back in his role and giving thanks to those who saved his life. Twice a week for the last seven years, hospital volunteer Norbert Schulz, walked the halls at Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital comforting heart patients and their anxious families. Watch Video

5 Frequent Running Myths Debunked
D Magazine

November 16, 2016 - Should you eat pasta before a race? How much stretching should do? They are all questions any long distance runner asks themselves before lacing up for a completion. Certified strength and conditioning specialist Jeremy Allen was interviewed for D Magazine’s health and fitness blog about running myths. Read Story

New Drug Fails to Improve Survival in Acute Heart Failure
American Heart Association News

November 14, 2016 - The drug ularitide over the long term did not improve survival or lessen the damaging effects of acute heart failure, found a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. Ularitide is a synthetic form of a natriuretic peptide, a naturally-occurring protein that helps regulate the amount of sodium excreted in the urine. Experts had hoped giving the drug within 12 hours of hospitalization would help patients live longer and result in fewer re-hospitalizations. Milton Packer, M.D., Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, led the trial, called TRUE-AHF. Read Article

Artificial Heart Transplant: Bridge to a Donor

November 14, 2016 - More than 3,000 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant yet only 2,200 donor hearts are available each year. For a few critically ill heart patients, the total artificial heart is their best chance for survival. Fifty-two-year-old Bryan Tyo listens to his donor heart and smiles. Less than a year ago, he had a massive heart attack while exercising. His heart was beyond repair, but he was a good candidate for a total artificial heart, a procedure used fewer than 50 times a year as a bridge to a heart transplant. Watch Video

IBS And IBD: More Than Just Tummy Trouble
KERA Radio 90.1 FM

November 14, 2016 - They're two problems that go well beyond mere "tummy trouble." Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease sound similar – and share some similar symptoms – but one can have far greater consequences. Dr. Themos Dassopoulos, Medical Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, explains the difference. Listen

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