Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

High rate of duplicate ER visits for uninsured patients foundYesterday
When an uninsured patient visits an emergency department they often will visit a second ED to receive the follow-up care they need, resulting in duplicate visits for the same injury.
Study to investigate environmental and chemical exposures after HarveySep 22, 2017
Researchers have teamed up to monitor chemical exposure in communities where cleanup and recovery efforts are underway after Hurricane Harvey.
Grant funds chemotherapy-free breast cancer therapy researchSep 21, 2017
A new grant to Baylor College of Medicine from the Department of Defense advances effort to develop effective treatments for HER2-positive breast cancers without chemotherapy.
Space research institute awards 10 research grantsSep 20, 2017
The Translational Research Institute has awarded grants for 10 trailblazing projects in astronaut health research.
How to beat the Sunday bluesSep 19, 2017
Have you ever felt sad or anxious on a Sunday night? As it turns out, you could be experiencing a common phenomenon known as the Sunday Night Blues.
Hurricane Harvey's impact on allergy sufferers Sep 18, 2017
One of the most common post-Hurricane Harvey health issues that people are facing are worsening allergies, and there are numerous reasons for this, according to Dr. David Corry,
How to incorporate fitness into your daily life Sep 14, 2017
Dr. Irvin Sulapas gives his tips on how to incorporate fitness into your daily life.
Gut microbes might help prevent, treat colorectal cancerSep 13, 2017
The gut microbiome might one day help prevent and treat colorectal cancer, according to researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and Columbia University.
Experts say 2017-2018 flu season could be severeSep 13, 2017
Beginning this fall, it’s important to get vaccinated soon against influenza, according to Dr. Robert Atmar.
Dr. Carlos Galvani named chief of metabolic, bariatric surgerySep 12, 2017
Dr. Carlos Galvani, an expert in bariatric and robotic surgery, has joined the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine as chief of metabolic and bariatric surgery.