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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...

2009-07-31 14:02:30

College students in Waco, Texas, are experimenting with a $50,000 printer designed to handle 5-foot-wide bolts of cloth, Baylor University officials said. The unusual printer is one of two owned by U.S. universities, the other located at North Carolina State University, Judith Lusk, coordinator of Baylor's fashion program said in a release Friday. The digital printer is designed solely for use on fabric and reveals how patterns will appear on dresses, pants and jackets, Lusk said. Digital...

2009-07-16 18:13:00

DALLAS, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventeenth consecutive year, U.S. News has listed Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) in its America's Best Hospitals issue. Baylor Dallas is the only North Texas hospital to achieve this distinction. "National recognition just reaffirms my belief of Baylor's quality," said Joel Allison, president and chief executive officer, Baylor Health Care System. "I could not be more proud of the safe, quality, compassionate health...

2009-07-01 13:36:57

School's out for the summer, and according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu), it's important that kids have a good balance of indoor and outdoor activities during this time to maintain a healthy weight."Some research has shown that kids gain the most weight during summer vacation, so it's important that parents take an active role in providing opportunities for their children to be physically active," said Dr. Jason Mendoza (http://www.bcm.edu/cnrc/faculty/?PMID=9551),...

2009-06-18 14:45:24

UCLA tennis player Jeffrey Jake Fleming was in a coma at a Texas hospital after he was attacked during a concert, KTLA TV, Los Angeles, said. The station reported Fleming, 20, who went to a Rascal Flats concert with friends last Saturday, was punched in the face and knocked to the ground by an unknown assailant after the concert as his group was waiting for a taxi. He suffered bleeding and swelling in his brain and a medically-induced coma has left him in critical condition at the Baylor...

2009-06-17 08:01:00

Quality Texas Foundation Names 2009 Recipient of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence GRAPEVINE, Texas, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine is the 2009 recipient for the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE). The hospital received this honor from The Quality Texas Foundation, a non-profit Texas corporation that administers the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. Patterned after the Malcolm...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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