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Helping those who help you
Texas Hospitals Magazine

October 24th, 2016—Trauma centers across Texas treat more than 117,000 incidents every year. They are there for you in your time of need. But trauma care funding has not kept pace with the growing population and these departments need more support. Read Story

Dense Breast Tissue: Troubles With Mammograms And Breast Cancer
KERA Radio (90.1 FM)

October 24, 2016 – After a mammogram, no one wants to hear the words, "We found a spot on the image." But it can be a problem for women with high density breast tissue – and it may or may not have to do with breast cancer. Dr. Elizabeth Jekot, director of the Elizabeth Jekot MD Breast Imaging Center, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano, explains why. Listen to Story

Here's How Family-centered Education Can Get Asthma Under Control
Dallas Morning News

September 6, 2016 -- Asthma, which affects more than 6 million children in the U.S., is the third leading cause of hospitalizations among children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. September is a particularly bad month, because kids are back in school, where they're exposed to cold viruses, and ragweed pollen levels tend to be high. Baylor University Medical Center's Martha Foster Lung Care Center in Dallas provides patient and family asthma education for children as well as adults. Read Article

91-Year-Old Texas Heart Surgery Patient Completes 5K
KTVT – TV (CBS 11)

October 18, 2016 – About eight months after his minimally invasive heart surgery to replace a bad heart valve, Tony Taddeo ran a 5K with his heart surgeon and fellow runner Dr. Michael Mack at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. Watch Video

91-Year-Old Man Runs 5K After Heart Surgery at Baylor, Plano

October 18, 2016 –  Former patient, who had heart valve surgery in January 2016, returned to The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano to run a 5K with his cardiac surgeon and research team who helped develop the minimally invasive heart valve surgery. Watch Video

A New Dimension in Breast Imaging
WFAA-TV (Channel 8)

October 13, 2016--It is catching cancers that are missed on mammograms.  The first FDA approved device that screens women with dense breast tissue is seeing some incredible results, increasing sensitivity for cancer detection rates. Dr. Elizabeth Jekot, breast radiologist and director of the Elizabeth Jekot MD Breast Imaging Center, gives you a tour of how it works. Watch story

Spices That Fight Cancer

October 3, 2016 – In a recent study Baylor Scott & White Health medical researcher, Ajay Goel, PhD, examined a combination of extracts from turmeric and frankincense, and looked at the impact on colon cancer. In animal tests, the extracts impacted tumor growth by the second day. Diets high in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains have been linked to lower the risk of colon cancer. There have been over 9,000 studies linking curcumin to a decrease in the risk of cancer. Watch Video

A Drink a Day May Be Bad for Your Heart Study Says

September 29, 2016  – Researchers analyzed data on 5,220 participants in the Framingham Heart Study, an ongoing national research project in the United States. "We have known for a number of years that alcohol can be a toxin to the heart. There's also information that suggests, that in small amounts, alcohol may be beneficial," said Dr. Kevin Wheelan, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas. Wheelan says the study points to a signal that increasing amounts of alcohol do have negative consequences and, "we need further information." Watch Video

World Class Athlete Has Warning About Heart Failure

September 20, 2016 – Coach and former professional triathlete Bill Ruth thought his heart was in excellent shape.  But when he had an unusual shortness of breath and other symptoms, Bill took them seriously.  Watch Video

'Every Time I Do a 5K,' Says This 91-year-old, 'The Next Day I Feel Like a Lion'
The Dallas Morning News

September 16, 2016 – Following his January heart surgery at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, 91-year-old Tony Taddeo picked up his running career with the goal of running at 5K on his 100th birthday. Read Article

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