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Healthy choices can help reduce cardiovascular disease risksOct 23, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine expert offers tips to reduce cardiovascular risks.
Prepare for unexpected when making genetic diagnosis in sequencing eraOct 15, 2013
Baylor part of research group that finds whole genome or exome sequencing can provide new answers to physicians and families seeking the source of what are obviously genetic diseases, but for whom the clinical picture is not always same for each patient.
Follow instructions for more effective OTC pain reliefOct 7, 2013
Baylor expert offers tips on safely using over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen, ibuprofen and naproxen.
Risks associated with over-the-counter medicines, kids under sixOct 7, 2013
Baylor experts offer advice on over-the-counter cough and cold medications for children, especially those younger than 6 years old.
Trouble sleeping? Experts say skip antihistaminesOct 7, 2013
Baylor sleep expert says antihistamines may cause drowsiness, but shouldn't be used as a sleep aid as the side effects can pose health risks.
Healthy volunteers benefit from whole exome sequencingSep 30, 2013
Baylor researchers find whole exome sequencing serves as a new screening risk detection approach toward the objective of improved health.
Blood test on horizon to detect aortic aneurysm, dissectionSep 19, 2013
Baylor part of team that has developed a blood test to provide a faster and simpler way to diagnose and monitor deadly aortic aneurysms and dissections.
Physician confidence not always aligned with accuracy in diagnosisAug 26, 2013
Baylor study finds that when physicians were asked to rate confidence in their diagnoses, their ratings did not vary much between easy and difficult cases, yet only a few were accurate in their diagnoses of difficult cases.
Summer good time to catch up on kids' routine health check-upsJul 2, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine physician suggests that mid-summer is a good time to get routine health checks out of the way before the back-to-school rush.
Teen clinic finds innovative ways to draw young men in for health care servicesJun 19, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine's Teen Health Clinic offers innovative programs that draw young men in for healthcare services.