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Researchers study vitamin D as prevention of diabetesOct 21, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine is recruiting volunteers to take part in the first definitive, large-scale clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health to investigate if a vitamin D supplement helps prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
Baylor College of Medicine’s second annual Wellness 5K Race/Walk to take place this SaturdayOct 10, 2013
When it comes to good health, medical students at Baylor College of Medicine can talk the talk, but they also want to bring the Houston community together to walk the walk at the second annual BCM Wellness 5K Race and Walk.
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.
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.
A simpler way to predict heart failureSep 16, 2013
Baylor research finds bloodstream biomarkers could help identify risk of heart failure.
Two innate immune functions cooperate to fight infectionSep 12, 2013
In the cell, two similar functions– phagocytosis and autophagy – are both involved in innate immunity, and researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine said they now better understand how the two are linked to boost protection against disease.
Pay for performance encourages physicians to follow blood pressure guidelinesSep 10, 2013
Baylor research finds modest monetary incentives to individual physicians resulted in a significant 8.36 percent increase in patients whose blood pressure was brought down to desired levels or who received an appropriate medical response when it was found
Researchers target muscle wasting in chronic kidney diseaseSep 5, 2013
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have now identified in mouse models and patient muscle biopsies a new signaling pathway that could lead to a way of blocking the protein believed to be behind muscle wasting.
Scott Hamilton to keynote pituitary awareness eventSep 3, 2013
Figure skater Scott Hamilton is teaming up with Baylor College of Medicine to bring awareness to pituitary tumors including craniopharyngiomas and pituitary adenomas, as well as other pituitary disorders.
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.