Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Expert discusses the use of online therapy sitesApr 11, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. John Oldham cautions that online therapists and therapy websites may not be as beneficial as they seem.
Alexander Award in Psychiatry honors Dr. Thomas InselApr 10, 2017
Dr. Thomas Insel, a distinguished neuroscientist and psychiatrist and leader of the mental health team at the life sciences research organization Verily, will receive this year’s Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry.
Oral corticosteroids overprescribed in children with asthmaApr 10, 2017
In a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found substantial overprescribing of oral corticosteroids in children with asthma.
Grant to fund potential new glioblastoma treatment researchApr 7, 2017
Dr. Meenakshi Hegde was awarded a grant from the Stand Up to Cancer organization for her research focused on finding new treatment for glioblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor.
Get your wrist in gear to avoid golf injuriesApr 6, 2017
Hand and wrist expert Dr. Thomas Hunt says wrist injuries are one of the most common types of golf injuries.
Tumor microenvironment study may improve cancer therapyApr 3, 2017
Researchers have discovered that tumor blood vessels and the immune system influence each other’s functions, and propose that considering these bilateral effects in cancer therapy might improve outcomes.
Study shows parallels among emergency care facility optionsMar 31, 2017
A recent study examines the utilization, price per visit and types of care delivered by freestanding emergency departments (EDs), hospital-based emergency departments and urgent care centers.
Not just another celebrity diet: benefits of an alkaline dietMar 30, 2017
While most celebrity or fad diets have not been scientifically proven to be effective, the alkaline diet can still positively impact your body, especially if you have kidney problems, according to a Baylor College of Medicine expert.
Don’t let springtime sinus infections bring you downMar 29, 2017
Warm weather and blooming flowers can mean sinus infections for allergy sufferers. Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Mas Takashima shares ways to manage symptoms and find relief.
Landmark autism genetic study seeking participantsMar 28, 2017
Families affected by autism are invited to a special on-site registration and data collection event for the nation’s largest-ever autism research study.