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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...

2009-06-05 07:10:00

DALLAS, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas is the first hospital in the country to collaborate with GE Healthcare and BrainLAB to open technically advanced neurosurgery operating room (OR) suites that will allow neurosurgeons to use real-time, intra-operative images of the brain during surgery. The $16.5 million operating suites will be the first to combine the BrainSUITE(R) iMRI and GE Healthcare MR Surgical Suite. The four operating room suites...

2009-05-15 15:26:00

DALLAS, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- C. Richard Boland, M.D., chief of gastroenterology at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, has been named vice president of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, a position that will evolve into the presidency in 2011. The oldest medical specialty society in the United States, the AGA is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of gastroenterology. AGA membership includes 16,500 physicians and scientists. Dr....

2009-04-21 17:30:00

Only two percent of hospitals nationwide receive Magnet re-designation. DALLAS, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has announced that Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) has earned re-designation as a Magnet hospital, effective immediately. Fewer than six percent of hospitals nationwide have been designated at a Magnet hospital, and merely two percent of the nation's hospitals have received Magnet re-designation....

2009-04-21 10:26:00

Award Ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall Where the Nobel Prizes Are Presented STOCKHOLM, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Students from St. Petersburg State University of IT, Mechanics and Optics are crowned the 2009 ACM (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Champions in the Stockholm Concert Hall where the Nobel Prizes are presented every year. Sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM), the competition took place today at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). (Logo:...

2009-04-06 14:19:00

DALLAS, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Mack, M.D., a surgeon on the medical staff of THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano (THHBP) and medical director of cardiovascular surgery for Baylor Health Care System, has been named president-elect of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. In this role, Mack will provide leadership for the more than 5,600 surgeons, researchers and allied health professionals worldwide who are members of the Society. "Dr. Mack is an outstanding surgeon whose...


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