Patient, Rose Fay Soopan and Dr. Concepcion Diaz-Arrastia

APRIL 2011

BCM gynecologist's media comment saves one woman's life

April 1, 2011

Several months ago, Dr. Concepcion Diaz-Arrastia took a couple of minutes to respond to an e-mail inquiry from ABC News to comment for a health story about "things women shouldn't ignore," and her comments ended up making a big difference in one woman's life.

Match Day: Med students take next step in medical career

April 1, 2011

The "Luck of the Irish" was on their side as 170 Baylor College of Medicine fourth-year medical students learned where they would be spending the next three to seven years for their residency training. Match Day this year was held March 17, St. Patrick's Day.

Reunion weekend welcomes alums April 8-10

April 1, 2011

Reunion weekend offers medical school alumni the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities – from socializing with faculty and former classmates to touring BCM and the medical center to attending symposia about various topics.

Duncan Cancer Center IT expert doubles as dedicated U.S. Army officer

April 1, 2011

Stephen Stremmel is part of an important information technology team at BCM's Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center. But for nearly 25 years, he has been a member of another very important team – The United States Armed Forces.

11th annual James K. Alexander Research Symposium draws variety of science

April 1, 2011

Clinical and basic science projects spanning a variety of topics – from medical student burnout and web-based learning to the molecular activity of a new drug in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma – highlighted the 11th Annual James K. Alexander Research Symposium on March 10.

Kelvin Willis


Every month we focus on an outstanding faculty or staff member of the BCM Family.

Kelvin Willis

Baylor Medicare – Quality Assurance

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Bhavika Kaul receives American Medical Association Foundation's 2011 Leadership Award


Received American Medical Association Foundation's 2011 Leadership Award

Bhavika Kaul


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Health Hints

Want to get the 'spring back in your step'? Try resistance weight training. As we age, we slowly begin to lose lean muscle mass and resistance weight training is the only way known to slow this down. It consists of using weight machines, free weights or any other exercise activity that creates resistance – even taking the stairs. Slowly increase the pounds, resting one day between sessions. In addition, combine it with regular cardiovascular exercise, be sure to stretch before and after each exercise session and check with a physician before starting any exercise routine.

- Dr. Robert Roush, Huffington Center on Aging