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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.
New ways to flush out sinus infectionsApr 6, 2015
New sinus therapeutics, including baby shampoo sinus irrigation and probiotic sinus rinses, can lessen symptoms and ward off sinus infections.
Baylor sports medicine expert addresses great debate on running versus walkingMar 9, 2015
Dr. Theodore Shybut examines the benefits of running and walking when it comes to forms of exercise.
Genetics at the heart of cardiovascular healthFeb 26, 2015
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are looking at a new approach based on novel genetic studies when it comes to treating and preventing heart attacks and strokes for those who are not helped by statins alone.
Marfan syndrome: Medical care, research update focus of monthly genetic series Feb 16, 2015
Experts will give an update on the latest research and best practices in medical care for Marfan syndrome Feb. 17.
Erectile dysfunction may be first sign of heart diseaseFeb 16, 2015
Men with erectile dysfunction may also have an increased risk for developing heart disease, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
State grant will support innovative prenatal care program at Baylor Teen Health ClinicFeb 13, 2015
The Baylor Teen Health Clinic will enhance its Centering Pregnancy Program through a grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Saving the heart after cancer treatmentFeb 9, 2015
Baylor experts say early screening and monitoring using echocardiograms could be the key to helping cancer survivors stay heart healthy.
Don’t let back pain disrupt your sleepFeb 6, 2015
If back pain has you tossing and turning at night, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine has a few tips that could help you catch some Zs.