Health and safety tips during flooding, flood recovery Flood waters can cause a variety of health concerns, including allergies, trauma and the spread of infectious diseases. Baylor College of Medicine experts offer some health and safety tips. Study improves understanding of pediatric autism screenings A collaborative study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine explored providers’ diagnostic and referral practices for children who failed the an autism screening at the 18-month and/or 24-month visits. E-cigarettes disrupt lung function, raise risk of infection A study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine raises health concerns about the use of electronic cigarettes. Dr. Peggy Goodell named chair of cell biology Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Goodell has been named chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine by the College’s Board of Trustees. Study of prostate cancer in African-American men recruiting Researchers are trying to find out why one in six African-American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and why they are twice as likely as white men to die from it.