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Baylor’s Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center receives highest National Cancer Institute designation – Comprehensive statusJul 30, 2015
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine the prestigious designation of a Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Sports medicine experts applaud new spine injury guidelinesJul 27, 2015
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association recently released new guidelines for treating athletes with potential spinal cord injuries on the field, a decision applauded by a sports medicine expert at Baylor College of Medicine.
Acid reflux on the rise but healthy habits can helpJul 22, 2015
The number of people experiencing acid reflux is increasing, but making lifestyle changes could lessen the symptoms and help avoid health complications down the road.
Teens should make smart choices about sexual health during summerJun 24, 2015
For teens, the lazy days of summer mean catching up on sleep and hanging out with friends, but it can also be a great time to catch up on vaccines and education on safe sex.
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute announce affiliationJun 3, 2015
Formal affiliation agreement between Baylor and Texas Heart Institute centers on cardiovascular research, education and patient care.
Predicted changes in emergency medicine care after implementation of Affordable Care ActMay 11, 2015
Basic predictions about changes that will happen to emergency medicine care after the Affordable Care Act based on prior evidence that has been published from states that have done similar reforms as well.
Sports fans may get benched by hearing and speech problemsMay 7, 2015
Athletes aren’t the only ones with the risk of injury at sporting events, according to experts at Baylor College of Medicine fans are also at risk.
Sunscreen doesn’t have to be a burning issueMay 6, 2015
Sensitive skin should not keep you from wearing sunscreen, especially during the summer months when more time is spent outside.
2014 case of human form of “mad cow disease” highlights need for continued surveillanceApr 16, 2015
The identification of a patient who died from the human form of “mad cow disease” demonstrates the need for continued global tracking and awareness of the prion disorder, according to Baylor researchers.
Baylor Orthotics and Prosthetics Program helps Komodo dragon get on the right footApr 9, 2015
Baylor faculty in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program developed an orthosis to help the 7-foot, 200 pound Komodo dragon use his right foot more proficiently.