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Peripheral Artery Disease: A Painful Reason To Stay Off Your Feet
KERA- FM (90.1)

July 28, 2014 – KERA's weekly consumer health series, Vital Signs – Peripheral artery disease. Studies say at least one out of five elderly people suffer from hardened arteries reducing blood flow to the limbs. Speaking with Sam Baker, Dr. Stephen Hohmann, a vascular surgeon with Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, said peripheral artery disease can be painful, but you can avoid it. Listen to Story

Irving Man Get 2nd Chance with Brother's Kidney
Fort Worth Star Telegram

July 26, 2014 – Brothers Aaron and Lee Goggin describe themselves as close siblings, but their relationship grew more special this week when Aaron gave his brother a kidney. The surgery was the 1,000 kidney transplant at Baylor All Saints. Read Article

Is Listeria Bacteria Part of Your Diet?
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

July 22, 2014 – My friend received an automated phone message that her fruit from a local wholesaler may contain Listeria bacteria, writes health blogger Dr. Jane Sadler. The important message reminded buyers to carefully wash their fresh fruit before eating because of potential contamination. Unfortunately, she and her husband had already eaten the forbidden fruit, but fortunately she was careful to wash her fruit and had avoided the infectious symptoms. Read Blog

International Attention Given to Hepatitis

July 22, 2014 – World Hepatitis Day will be recognized July 28 to increase awareness and prevention of the disease. Health officials estimated that hundreds of millions of people around the world have hepatitis infections, and many do not know it. James Trotter, MD, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Baylor Dallas, explains who should get screened for the disease. Read Article

HIV Rates Dropping, New Cervical Cancer Test

July 21, 2014 – Baylor Health Care System’s Dr. Crystal Foster joins CBS11’s “Health Watch” to talk about the latest health news. Headlines include a recent study finding HIV rates are declining overall, but rates in some groups are rising. Plus, HPV testing can be used as an indicator of cervical cancer risk. Watch Video

Camp Shows Kids Healthcare Career Possibilities
KTVT-TV (Channel 11)

July 20, 2014 – Research shows kids between ages 11 and 14 begin to think about their adult careers. Last week, 28 "campers" got a taste of health care careers at Baylor Medical Center at Irving's Career Camp. Watch Video

Nightmares Can Follow Intensive Care for Some Patients
WFAA-TV (News 8)

July 18, 2014 – Baylor Dallas clinical psychologist Ann Marie Warren is currently studying a little-known condition called post-intensive care syndrome, or PICS, which can affect patients in the ICU. Patients on a ventilator for more than five days are at highest risk of symptoms, which sometimes don't appear until after the patient is discharged from the hospital. Watch Video

Fact or Myth: Drinking Milk Increases Phlegm
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

July 18, 2014 – The bottom line: It is a MYTH. Milk does not increase phlegm, worsen asthma or increase nasal secretions. Do not deprive yourself or your sick babies of important dairy nutrients. Read Blog

DFW Doctor Talks Strokes & Organic Food
The Dallas Morning News

July 17, 2014 – Dr. Crystal Foster with Baylor Health Care System discusses some of the latest medical headlines including news about a decrease in the number of strokes and the potential benefits of organic food. Watch Video

Why You Should Be "That Girl" (or Guy)!
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

July 15, 2014 – Studies show that patients who are more engaged in their medical care have better health outcomes. According to these studies, benefits in self-care and lifestyle changes have been noted in conditions such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, heart failure and rheumatoid arthritis. Read Blog

Doctors: More & More People Suffering From Technology Allergies

July 14, 2014 – Dr. Steven Cole, an allergist on staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, is interviewed about nickel allergies that have been showing up on cellphone, laptop, and iPad users' skin. Watch video

Nancy Vish: Instituting Hands-On Management at Baylor Heart & Vascular Hospital
Becker's Hospital Review

July 14, 2014 – Nancy Vish, RN, PhD, FACHE, president and CNO of Dallas-based Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, has been with the hospital since 2002. A champion of "hands-on" leadership, Dr. Vish is known for her belief in staff buy-in to keep innovations flowing from the hospital staff of 341 people. Under her leadership, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital has been awarded the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, TAPE. Read article

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