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Grant funds program to improve asthma control among African Americans in HoustonJan 8, 2014
Grant will provide more than $2 million for Baylor's Environmental Health Service's asthma intervention program for African-American adults.
Heart burn or heart attack?Dec 20, 2013
Baylor expert says chest pain can be potentially caused by reflux disease, it is important to see a doctor to rule out a heart attack.
Healthy choices can help reduce cardiovascular disease risksOct 23, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine expert offers tips to reduce cardiovascular risks.
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