Healthcare News

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.
Sedgwick receives award celebrating professionalism in medicineAug 11, 2016
Dr. Emily Sedgwick has been named the 2016 recipient of the Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism.
Simple blood test developed to screen for life-threatening liver diseaseAug 10, 2016
A new way to detect biliary atresia and other neonatal liver diseases in newborns could reduce the number of infants needing liver transplantation.
ESPN sports medicine expert Dr. Mark Adickes joins Baylor College of MedicineAug 8, 2016
NFL offensive lineman turned orthopedic surgeon to lead sports medicine division.
Headaches and the heat - what really is causing the pain?Aug 4, 2016
A Baylor College of Medicine expert says headaches that seem to be caused by the heat might actually be due to dehydration.
Let the Olympics inspire your fitness goalsAug 1, 2016
Sports medicine expert Dr. Theodore Shybut has advice on how to get started in a new sport if Olympic fever has you itching to go for the gold.