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2009-09-30 15:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Sleep Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas recently received accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The center at Baylor Dallas is one of only two dozen accredited centers in North Texas. "Accreditation provides formal recognition of our commitment to quality scientific research and care for patients suffering from sleep disorders," said David L. Luterman, M.D., sleep medicine physician and pulmonologist...

2009-09-29 08:22:00

DUBLIN, September 29 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a Baylor University study, 81% of Americans say they believe in angels to some extent, with 60% of Americans "absolutely" believing. And with the internationally best-selling Angels in My Hair by Irish mystic Lorna Byrne (http://www.lornabyrne.com), the momentum of angels is rapidly increasing. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090929/360923 ) Byrne has been seeing, hearing and speaking to spiritual entities she...

2009-09-25 17:14:00

WACO, Texas, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From over 2,300 schools surveyed by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review, Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business was recognized as having one of the top 50 entrepreneurship programs in the country. Baylor ranked 4th in the undergraduate category of the survey. The seventh annual ranking reveals the nation's top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate programs for entrepreneurship. Baylor's ranking can be seen at...

2009-09-24 11:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Baylor Health Care System Foundation announced gifts exceeding $20 million for what will be North Texas' largest outpatient cancer center and first dedicated hospital focusing on cancer patients. This donation is made possible through the generosity of the men and women of Sammons Enterprises, Inc. and the estate of founder Charles A. Sammons, who quietly provided significant philanthropic support to Baylor University Medical Center for more than...

2009-09-18 07:15:00

DALLAS, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In May, 2004, Tim received the news that his 42-year-old wife Sara had suffered an acute stroke. With three children still at home and the oldest child heading off to Iraq to serve in his first tour of duty, Tim's family and church rallied to support the family. After 10 days in ICU, Tim was told his wife would never walk, talk, or interact with people again. This was devastating news, but Tim did not give up hope. After 3 months in-patient at Baylor...

2009-09-17 01:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Baylor Health Care System has been named among the 100 best places to work in healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. "I find our employees deeply engaged in their jobs, knowing they have the tools and training to provide safe, quality, compassionate care to everyone who comes to our facilities," says Joel Allison, president and CEO, Baylor Health Care System. "I'm proud to say that I work for Baylor Health...

2009-09-09 08:35:00

WACO, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Baylor University's School of Social Work today announced that findings from the nationwide study of the prevalence of Clergy Sexual Misconduct (CSM) with adults have been accepted for publication later this year in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. The findings come from questions included in the 2008 General Social Survey (GSS), a widely-used and highly-respected survey of a random sample of more than 3,500 American adults conducted by...

2009-08-24 07:00:00

WACO, Texas, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two professors at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business lay out a universal health care plan in their new book Health Care for Us All: Getting More for Our Investment, published by Cambridge University Press, that does not create a government entitlement program or threaten in any way the insurance coverage or health care of Americans who currently have coverage. First and foremost, say the professors, public health care arrangements...

2009-08-21 15:53:00

DALLAS, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Ramsay, M.D., F.R.C.A., president of Baylor Research Institute (BRI) and chief of the department of anesthesiology and pain management at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, has been elected president of the International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS), a renowned multidisciplinary organization comprised of more than 700 international members specializing in hepatology, surgery, anesthesia, critical care, radiology, and pathology....

2009-08-14 14:44:28

With flu season looming, it's important for parents who have children with chronic health conditions to know that their youngsters should be treated quickly with flu-fighting drugs, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.http://www.bcm.edu/findings/vol7/is7/09aug_n1.htmlEase kids' anxiety over starting at new schoolStarting at a new school "“ whether it's because of a move or simply graduating to a higher grade "“ can be difficult for children and adolescents. But parents...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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