Healthcare News

Baylor physician proposes value-based incentive structure for emergency care Jan 6, 2017
Dr. Laura Medford-Davis examines the varying incentives for physicians and how these need to change in order to advance emergency department care.
Start off New Year with physical examJan 5, 2017
Dr. Carmen Robinson recommends getting a physical as a great place to start for those looking to improve their health in the new year.
Quick test helps identify frailty in bedbound elderlyDec 15, 2016
For older adults who are hospitalized for ground-level falls, their level of frailty can be an important indicator of adverse health outcomes upon discharge. 
Adult children should pay closer attention to elderly parents during holiday visits Dec 14, 2016
The holidays are a practical time to check on mom and dad’s health and perhaps schedule much needed doctor appointments, according to Dr. Robert Roush, professor of medicine-geriatrics.
HIV testing, are you #DoingIt?Dec 1, 2016
On World AIDS Day, Baylor health experts suggest everyone gets tested for HIV.
Baylor College of Medicine launches new residency program in internal medicine and geneticsNov 22, 2016
The creation of an internal medicine-genetics residency program will enable Baylor to stay at the cutting edge of patient care and help attract top talent in the field.
Expert offers tips on how to manage diabetes during the holidaysNov 22, 2016
Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam says managing diabetes requires consistency, which can be tough during the holidays.
Researchers receive prestigious Health System Impact Award for improving diagnosisNov 21, 2016
Dr. Hardeep Singh and his Houston VA Patient Safety Center team are the recipients of the 2016 VA Health Services Research and Development Health System Impact Award.
Traveling can be very good for the elderly when planned correctlyNov 16, 2016
Holiday travel can be rewarding at any age, but it can be an extra special occasion for the elderly.
Experts outline importance of recognizing, treating meniscal root tearsNov 14, 2016
Recognizing and treating tears in the menisci, cartilage discs between the joint surfaces in the knee, is key to preventing knee injury.