Healthcare News

Baylor College of Medicine expert says prepare for flu season nowSep 12, 2016
It takes about one to two weeks after receiving the vaccine to have full protection, meaning now is the time to get vaccinated.
Don’t be hard-headed about concussion recovery Sep 7, 2016
Pushing the brain too quickly after a concussion can potentially delay healing, said Dr. Craig DiTommaso, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day aims to help ensure healthy pregnanciesSep 7, 2016
The CDC awarded Baylor College of Medicine a grant to train primary care providers and social workers how to ensure women have healthy pregnancies and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
From the O-Line to the OR: Baylor College of Medicine's new sports medicine chief draws on his first-hand experienceSep 6, 2016
Dr. Mark Adickes finds ways to translate his NFL lineman experience to his practice and care for athletes in the clinic or on the operating table.
Grant to develop chikungunya virus vaccine awarded Aug 30, 2016
Hawaii Biotech, Inc. has been awarded a grant by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine to protect against infection caused by the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.
One-time treatment rescues lethal metabolic liver disease in miceAug 30, 2016
Researchers have shown in mice that deleting a gene associated with liver disorder tyrosinaemia type I, they can turn the once deadly illness benign.
Baylor St. Luke’s announces new presidentAug 29, 2016
CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (Baylor St. Luke’s) has appointed Gay Nord as its new President effective October 3.
Don’t let studying strain your eyesAug 16, 2016
Studying on laptops or tablets can cause strain on the eyes. Eye expert Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb explains how to avoid 'computer vision syndrome.'
Managing indirect referrals of orthopedic trauma patients to safety net hospitalsAug 15, 2016
A study shows that some patients receive repeat care after referral to other hospitals due to inefficiencies in Houston's local system of care for the uninsured.
President Obama names Margaret Spitz to National Cancer Advisory BoardAug 12, 2016
Renowned expert in molecular epidemiology Dr. Margaret Spitz to advocate for cancer prevention and health disparities on the National Cancer Advisory Board.