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Life Lessons - Transplant Surgeon:  1 in a Million
WFMZ-TV (Channel 69 News)

Feb 3, 2016 – The number of men and women entering medical school these days is about evenly split. But women make up less than 20 percent of the surgeons in this country. Smart women like Tiffany Anthony, a liver, kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, are changing that. Watch Video

Old Heart Defects: Sometimes Forgotten, Never Gone
The Dallas Morning News

Feb 2, 2016 – Now more adults than children are living with congenital heart disease because of great advances in pediatric medical and surgical care, and a new program at Baylor Heart & Vascular Hospital is addressing a gap in care for these patients. Dr. Ari Cedars, medical director, explains that only about 10% of these patients are getting the recommended care. Read Article

Michael Sanborn Named Milburn Gravley Citizen of the Year by Metrocrest Chamber
Carrollton Leader

Feb 1, 2016 – Michael Sanborn, MS, RPh, FACHE, president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Carrollton, has been named the Milburn Gravley Citizen of the Year by the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce. Read Article

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Opens Womb Transplant Clinical Trial

Jan 29, 2016 – Baylor University Medical Center announced it will be among the first in the U.S. to conduct a clinical trial of uterus transplants. Researchers hope to implant wombs in 10 women with absolute uterine factor infertility (AUI) -- meaning they have a uterus that is non-existent or non-functioning. The announcement received significant coverage both locally and nationally. News Coverage

Rooting for Kearci Jobe Smith
Plano Profile

Jan 28, 2016 – Only 26 years old, world-ranked amateur triathlete Kearci Jobe Smith is an inspiration to many, both in her profession and in the sports scene. As an exercise physiologist in Cardiopulmonary Rehab at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Kearci coaches patients with heart and chronic lung disease back to health. Outside of work, her tenacious spirit to tackle three sports—swimming, cycling and running—has set her on a path to become Olympic-bound. Read Article

Does a Full Moon Affect Your Mood? Truth Be Told…
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

Jan 28, 2016 – Several years ago, a study revealed that (1987) 80 percent of nurses and up to 64 percent of emergency room doctors believed there was a significant lunar effect on patients. A more recent study sheds a different light writes Dr. Jane Sadler, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Garland. Read Blog

Renowned Surgeon Dr. Bruce Lytle, Formerly Of The Cleveland Clinic, Is Now Working In Plano
D HealthCare Daily

Jan 28, 2016 – Dr. Bruce Lytle, the cardiac surgeon who launched the Cleveland Clinic's world renowned Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute in 2007, has accepted a new job at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. Read Article

CTE Found in Former Giant Tyler Sash
Daily Rx

Jan 27, 2016 – Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was found in the brain of Tyler Sash, 27, who died Sept. 8 of an accidental overdose of pain medications in his home in Iowa. Sash's mother donated his brain to be tested for CTE, a degenerative brain disease found in athletes with a history of repetitive brain trauma, according to Boston University. Read Article

Physicians, Patients Need to Work on Healthy Dialogue
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Jan 22, 2016 – Most of us get confused about what we ought to be eating, taking or doing to optimize our health – and to know when or if to bring our family doctors in on the conversation. Baylor physicians weigh in on the conversation. Read Article

Four basic facts to know about the Zika Virus
The Dallas Morning News Health Blog

Jan 19, 2016 – First discovered in 1947, the Zika virus initially was confined to Africa and Asia. Not everyone exposed to the virus becomes ill. About 20 percent of people infected with Zika virus will develop symptoms. Fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis are among the most common complaints. Infected pregnant women may have babies born with microcephaly; a condition that could include a multitude of neurologic conditions. Read Blog

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