Healthcare News

Pediatric obesity guidelines serve as toolkit for treating patients with obesity Sep 23, 2016
The Obesity Medicine Association released guidelines on pediatric obesity care for healthcare professionals who make decisions for pediatric patients with obesity.
Identifying barriers to basic science research among academic surgeonsSep 22, 2016
Analysis: Clinical demands, work-life balance and increased administrative duties are the three main factors impeding surgeons’ ability to be successful in basic science research:
Reproductive Health Research Day will include information on impact of neglected diseases on womenSep 21, 2016
Neglected diseases and their impact on women is a featured topic at the upcoming Reproductive Health Research Day on Oct. 5.
Post-operative outcomes in the VA improved in the last 15 yearsSep 21, 2016
A study of the post-operative outcomes in the Veterans Health Administration shows that rates of complications and mortality following complications improved significantly within the VA during the last 15 years.
What you need to know about hand, foot and mouth diseaseSep 15, 2016
A Baylor College of Medicine expert says anyone – even adults – can get foot and mouth disease and that it’s most common at this time of year.
Determining risk factors for preventable pediatric hospital admissionsSep 15, 2016
Researchers published a study examining the specific characteristics associated with potentially preventable pediatric admissions to Texas hospitals.
Study of potential new treatment for mesothelioma open to patientsSep 15, 2016
The Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study looking at an investigational drug in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Thyroid health important to all, says Baylor College of Medicine expertSep 15, 2016
Dr. Ruchi Gaba cautions that any person, regardless of gender or age, can be affected by thyroid issues such as hypothyroidism, or a low thyroid, and hyperthyroidism, an overactive thyroid.
Baylor College of Medicine expert says prepare for flu season nowSep 12, 2016
It takes about one to two weeks after receiving the vaccine to have full protection, meaning now is the time to get vaccinated.
Don’t be hard-headed about concussion recovery Sep 7, 2016
Pushing the brain too quickly after a concussion can potentially delay healing, said Dr. Craig DiTommaso, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation.