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Holiday eating can reveal inflammatory disorderDec 15, 2014

Increased holiday eating, including unfamiliar foods at potlucks and house parties, means opportunity to develop swallowing problems.

Baylor College of Medicine offers revolutionary non-invasive fat reduction treatmentNov 17, 2014
Syneron Candela UltraShape® is the first non-invasive fat reduction treatment of its kind and the only UltraShape in Houston is at Baylor College of Medicine.
Facial hair brings awareness to unique medical approaches, treatments at Baylor College of MedicineNov 14, 2014
The Movember and No-Shave November movements have men’s health in their crosshairs, and Baylor College of Medicine is doing its part to raise awareness by providing individualized, tailored approaches to prostate cancer screening and erectile dysfunction.
'Pacemaker for the tongue' offers minimally-invasive, less painful approach in sleep apnea treatmentNov 10, 2014
Dr. Mas Takashima will be the first sleep surgeon in Houston to perform the hypoglossal nerve stimulator procedure to treat sleep apnea.
Review offers insight into treatment for urinary tract infectionsOct 21, 2014
Researchers find no confirmed benefit of cranberry products in preventing urinary tract infections.
Alleviate 'sugar sag' with healthier dietOct 21, 2014
Everyone wants to age gracefully but they may not know that certain foods cause "sugar sag," which results in wrinkles and loose skin.
Whole exome sequencing closer to becoming “new family history”Oct 20, 2014
Baylor researchers find one-fourth of patients whose DNA was submitted for clinical whole exome testing received a diagnosis related to a known genetic disease, often ending a long search for answers for them and their parents.
Baylor College of Medicine team provides Ebola training in NigeriaOct 14, 2014
A six-member team from Baylor College of Medicine trained nearly 1,500 healthcare providers and non-medical personnel in the basic facts about Ebola and in the care of people with the disease in Nigeria.
More pregnancies complicated by morbidly adherent placentaOct 2, 2014
With the increase of caesarean sections, a severe medical condition, morbidly adherent placenta, is becoming more common in pregnant women, but Baylor College of Medicine doctors’ unique approach to the treatment is proving beneficial to patients.
Type 1 diabetes screening for those at riskOct 1, 2014
Free screenings are now underway for those who may be at risk for diabetes.