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Body of Work is an exploration of health topics in the news and important matters facing science with experts from Baylor College of Medicine. Scientists, physicians and specialists from diverse disciplines discuss the impact of hot button issues on healthcare, research, community and education.


For Heaven’s Sake: The Science of Hoping for a Miracle

Why are we as humans inclined to believe in miracles? Does “miracle” mean something different to each patient? Are there practices in place to teach healthcare providers how to react to patients waiting for a miracle? Assistant professor of medicine in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy Dr. Trevor Bibler explains.
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Length: 25:55 | Published: Nov. 18, 2019

For Heaven’s Sake: What is a Clinical Bioethicist?

What kind of ethical questions does a clinical bioethicist encounter? How does one conduct research on faith? How does this role differ from that of a hospital chaplain? Assistant professor of medicine in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy Dr. Trevor Bibler explains.
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Length: 23:47 | Published: Oct. 28, 2019

Facing Concussions Head On: CTE Research

What happens in the brain during a concussion? What is at risk when individuals – athletes or otherwise – sustain multiple concussions? What is CTE, and how can we prevent it? Professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation Dr. Harvey Levin explains.

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Length: 27:54 | Published: Oct. 7, 2019

Cell Wars: The Rise of Immunotherapy

How can our bodies’ immune systems be programmed to fight cancer? What is the difference between immunotherapy and chemotherapy? What other diseases could be treated using this method? Founding Director of Baylor’s Center for Cell and Gene Therapy Dr. Malcolm Brenner explains.

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Length: 21:38 | Published: Sept. 16, 2019

Body of Work: Global is Local

Why should we think about health on a global scale? What diseases are of most global concern? Why are many global health solutions developed in the form of technology? Director of Baylor Global Health Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy explains.

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Length: 20:39 | Published: Aug. 26, 2019

Outbreak: A Tale of Vaccines in 2019

How do vaccines work? What happens when new diseases emerge? Why are outbreaks of nearly eradicated diseases happening in 2019? Pediatrician and vaccine scientist Dr. Peter Hotez explains.
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Length: 26:20 | Published: Aug. 5, 2019

Nothing but a Number: Our Aging Physicians

How and why is the age demographic of physicians changing? Does this affect their ability to practice and treat patients? What can be done about it? Cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Todd Rosengart weighs in.
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Length: 22:12 | Published: July 15, 2019

Hooked: America’s Opioid Crisis

How does one become addicted to opioids? Why are so many people dying during America’s current opioid crisis? Is the current epidemic part of a larger trend? Addiction expert Dr. Thomas Kosten explains.
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Length: 31:20 | Published: June 23, 2019

Spit it Out (Part 2): Privacy and Prejudice

What are at-home genetic testing companies doing with your DNA information? How does law enforcement use genetic databases to solve crimes? Can your genetic information be used against you? Bioethicist Dr. Amy McGuire explains.
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Length: 22:05 | Published: June 2, 2019

Spit it Out (Part 1): The Reality of At-Home Genetic Testing

What is the difference between clinical genetic testing and an at-home genetic test kit? What can you learn about yourself through your genetic information? What does that knowledge mean for your health? Bioethicist Dr. Amy McGuire weighs in.
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Length: 28:02 | Published: June 2, 2019


This presentation is for educational and entertainment purposes only and reflect the opinions of the hosts. It is not intended as medical advice or individual treatment recommendations, and is not a substitute for health care professionals' clinical judgment. No physician-patient relationship is being created by the use of this presentation. To the extent this presentation provides commentary on current laws and regulations affecting health care activities, it is not intended as legal advice.