Press Releases

Are you getting tested for HIV? Start #DoingIt Dec 1, 2017
On World AIDS Day, health experts at Baylor College of Medicine are reminding everyone that knowing whether or not you are infected with HIV is the first step to living a healthy life.
Don’t let stigma behind HIV stop you from getting tested Nov 27, 2017
Experts at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic are encouraging more testing and education among teens to help rid the growing sigma of HIV.
Study outlines precancerous treatment of anal lesionsSep 26, 2017
A new study uses a computer model to offer recommendations for monitoring and/or treating precancerous anal lesions based on a patient’s age
Experts say 2017-2018 flu season could be severeSep 13, 2017
Beginning this fall, it’s important to get vaccinated soon against influenza, according to Dr. Robert Atmar.
Hookworms, poverty, poor sanitation linked in rural AlabamaSep 6, 2017
Problems with poor sanitation linked to extreme poverty also have resulted in a recurrence or persistence of hookworm infection in rural areas of Alabama
Health concerns after Harvey Sep 1, 2017
Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine want to keep health setbacks from compounding the misfortune of storm evacuees.
What you need to know about flea and tick bites this summerJun 26, 2017
Infectious diseases expert Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn tells you what you need to know this flea and tick season.
Researchers to study neurological effects of Zika in childrenJun 19, 2017
The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit (VTEU) at Baylor College of Medicine has received funding to conduct an observational study on the neurologic and neurodevelopmental effects of Zika virus among children who are infected in early childhood.
Chikungunya vaccine trial underway at BaylorJun 5, 2017
The National Institutes of Health-funded Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit at Baylor will be one of the sites for a clinical trial testing the safety and immune responses to a vaccine against chikungunya virus.
As temperatures rise, so does threat of Zika virusApr 26, 2017
In light of the current Zika epidemic, experts tell you what you need to be aware of this mosquito season.
When to see a doctor for the flu Feb 27, 2017
Dr. Carmen Robinson says to make an appointment immediately if you have flu-like symptoms such as a fever, sore throat, cough, body aches, chills and fatigue or weakness.
Center for Medical Ethics awarded grant for Zika policy toolkitFeb 22, 2017
The Texas Medical Center has awarded the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy a grant to develop policymaking strategies focused on Zika.
Researchers find Zika virus replicates in placental trophoblastsJan 27, 2017
Findings lend hope to the possibility that care providers could use existing prenatal diagnostic techniques to detect the Zika virus and find a way to stop its spread to the fetus.
How to stop the spread of germs for a winning Super BowlJan 24, 2017
Dr. Irvin Sulapas explains how the Super Bowl can impact the spread of germs, and he offers his tips on how to stay healthy so you can enjoy the big game.
Baylor, nation’s cancer centers endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendationsJan 11, 2017
Baylor and the other 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers endorsed recently revised recommendations from the CDC on the need to improve vaccination rates for HPV.
Scientists find persistent infections in mice exhaust progenitors of all blood cells; potential treatment possibleDec 6, 2016
Mouse model reveal that long-lasting infections trigger the loss of progenitors of blood cells and suggest a strategy that may help prevent or treat this condition in the future. 
HIV testing, are you #DoingIt?Dec 1, 2016
On World AIDS Day, Baylor health experts suggest everyone gets tested for HIV.
Researchers find prevalence of Chagas disease in South Texas Nov 10, 2016
New study finds higher rates of Chagas disease in humans, animals and kissing bugs in South Texas than expected.
Higher flu vaccine suggested for adults over the age of 65Oct 5, 2016
For elderly adults, getting a flu shot is essential to maintaining good health.
Human antibodies block norovirus’ point of entrance into cellsSep 19, 2016
Scientists have determined a mechanism by which human antibodies target and block noroviruses, opening the possibility of developing therapeutic agents against this virus.