Latest Baylor College of Medicine Stories

2012-08-13 11:38:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you´ve got kids, you are no doubt very aware of the impending arrival of a new school year. As summer draws to a close, many parents have already begun to prepare their children for new classes, new schools, new teachers, and their familiar school day routine. On the cusp of this new season, one doctor is imploring parents to consider more than new clothes and school supplies as they get ready for a new school year. The...

2012-08-09 10:20:09

Growing up next door to two young men with childhood disabilities helped Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Cynthia Peacock develop a quality that shaped her career as an academic physician humility. "I have always felt that professionalism in medicine is rooted in humility," said Peacock, who has been named the 2012 Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism. "A physician's view is not universal, and we are not the center of the universe. We...

2012-08-09 10:17:45

The annual Compassion and the Art of Medicine series, hosted by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, will begin Friday, Aug. 10. The series is directed by Dr. Kenya Steele, associate professor of family and community medicine at BCM, and is free and open to the public. All presentations begin at 12:10 p.m. The series is supported by grants from the Community Hospital Foundation and the Alan Lambert Family Medicine Endowment. The 2012 series...

2012-07-30 12:13:10

When dealing with musculoskeletal injuries, speedy diagnosis and treatment are important. A physical medicine and rehabilitation expert at Baylor College of Medicine now uses ultrasound technology to treat these issues in a clinical setting. "Musculoskeletal ultrasound is like a stethoscope for the musculoskeletal system," said Dr. John Harrell, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at BCM. "It has no known side effects, and it allows us to image soft tissues in real...

West Nile Virus May Cause Chronic Kidney Disease
2012-07-13 11:56:33

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Patients who have a history of infection with West Nile virus (WNV) should be screened for chronic kidney disease (CKD), after US researchers have found varying degrees of the life-threatening disease in 40 percent of those patients who also contracted the mosquito-borne illness at an earlier time. Researchers from three organizations -- Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and The University of Texas Health...

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