Healthcare News

Minimally invasive method can redo heart valve replacementsYesterday
There are some instances in life where you wish you could have a redo, but surgery isn’t one of them. Dr. Joseph Lamelas discusses a minimally invasive approach to redoing valve replacements.
There’s still time to get your flu shotJan 26, 2018
This year’s flu season was predicted to be severe, and so far those predictions have been accurate. However, it’s not too late to be vaccinated against the virus.
Heart failure risk factors need a closer lookJan 10, 2018
Baylor cardiologists are working to bring awareness to the need for including heart failure risk factors in overall cardiovascular disease evaluations.
Patients react better when doctors imply uncertain diagnosisJan 10, 2018
A paper shows parents of pediatric patients may react more negatively to doctors who communicate uncertainty of diagnosis explicitly compared to doctors who use implicit language.
Study: patients need help understanding online test results Dec 12, 2017
Researchers conducted a study to explore patients’ experiences and preferences when accessing their test results delivered to them via online portals.
Baylor teams with soccer champ to promote health, wellnessOct 11, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine welcomes Carli Lloyd, world champion soccer player and Olympic gold medalist, to her role as healthcare ambassador.
High rate of duplicate ER visits for uninsured patients foundSep 25, 2017
When an uninsured patient visits an emergency department they often will visit a second ED to receive the follow-up care they need, resulting in duplicate visits for the same injury.
Low vaccination rates in U.S. have economic, public health impact Jul 24, 2017
Examining case examples, researchers find even a small decline in vaccination rates across the United States could have significant public health and economic consequences.
Expert gives tips on how to prevent summer brain drainJul 6, 2017
Summer is a time when most students are able to relax and have fun away from the classroom, but it also can be a time when important lessons learned during the year are forgotten.
What you need to know about mitral valve diseaseFeb 8, 2017
Dr. Joseph Lamelas gives some insight into mitral valve disease and its treatment.