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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

Heart Recipients Take Care of Their New Donor Hearts

June 23, 2016 – Five million Americans have heart failure, which can lead to heart attacks. It is also the cause of death for one out of nine people. Now, a one-of-a-kind program is motivating people to engage in heart-healthy activities and helping them cherish a second chance at life. Holding their own hearts is surreal for successful transplant patients and their families. Watch Video

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

Colon Cancer: Is It In Your Genes?
Ivanhoe Broadcast News

June 2016 – Baylor researcher Ajay Goel, PhD, looks at new ways to identify colon cancer in early stages when it is most treatable. Watch Video

Congenital Heart Disease: Today’s Warriors Survive
Ivanhoe Broadcast News

June 2016 – Adult congenital heart disease expert Ari Cedars, M.D., Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, discusses why medical follow-up is important for adults who had congenital heart disease repairs as children. Watch Video

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