Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Parents: Focus on protective factors to delay teen sexual activityAug 18, 2016
Baylor Teen Health Clinics director Peggy Smith offers tips to parents worried about teens becoming sexually active.
Unexplained developmental disorder linked to gene involved in essential cellular processesAug 18, 2016
Researchers have linked a neurodevelopmental disorder for which there was no known cause to a gene involved in essential mechanisms a cell uses to translate DNA into protein.
Volunteers needed for study on parenting practices and vegetable consumption in preschoolers Aug 17, 2016
The USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center is recruiting volunteers for a one-week study to test parenting practices that may help preschool children like and eat vegetables.
No age should be considered too old to go back to school Aug 17, 2016
With the school year drawing near, Dr. Angela Cati says it’s never too late to go back to school - even for people over 50.
Stay calm and drive on: Tips to manage road rageAug 16, 2016
While traffic can be extremely irritating, it is important to keep calm and avoid a road rage situation, according to Dr. Asim Shah.
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.'
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center launches specialty team for esophageal cancer careAug 16, 2016
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center's new group will provide expert, state-of-the-art esophageal cancer care.
Nutrition can be important factor in athletic successAug 15, 2016
Roberta Anding, registered dietitian and sports dietitian, says an athlete’s diet is important because food is the fuel athletes use to perform.
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.