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New Use for an Old Drug Could Impact Cirrhosis Patients


A common drug used to clean a person’s bowels before a colonoscopy could become the future standard of care for patients with acute hepatic encephalopathy (HE), a mental disorientation problem that affects up to one in two cirrhosis patients. The...
4-Nov-2014 7:00 AM EST

Severe Illness Shifts Young Father From Feeding His Toddler, to Being Fed by Him

People often think of physical therapy as a little bit of exercise to build up strength after knee surgery, or to relieve pain from a sore back. Others see it as an important bridge between serious, debilitating illness and an independent life.
29-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Bedside Caregivers: Research Shows Opening Visitation Access Improves Patient Satisfaction

Many believe that restrictive visitation policies affect the standard of care patients receive. Now, retrospective research from a team of Baylor nurses proves it.
29-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

A New Investigational Cardiac Pacemaker as Small as a Vitamin

Cardiologists on the medical staff at Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital today implanted an investigational cardiac pacemaker the size of a multivitamin. The first implantable pacemakers, developed in the late-1950s, were...
9-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Baylor Scott & White Health Reports First-Year Milestones


As Baylor Scott & White Health marks the first anniversary of its merger, the organization has achieved the major goals established after becoming the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas in October 2013.
1-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Baylor Research Institute Immunology Researchers Obtaining Promising Results with Multiple Sclerosis Vaccine

Thanks to new insights related to dendritic cell vaccines, researchers are investigating a potential vaccine for MS treatment and prevention at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BIIR), a division of Baylor Research Institute. If future...
23-Sep-2014 2:50 PM EDT

Can Instant Noodles Lead to Heart Disease, Diabetes and Stroke?

Recent Baylor Research Institute research shows that significant consumption of instant noodles – ramen included – may increase a person’s risk for cardiometabolic syndrome, especially in women.
11-Aug-2014 11:00 PM EDT

Increased Healthcare Compliance Reduces Risk of Death, Says Baylor Trauma Research

New research from the Baylor Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement showed that a hospital’s commitment to implementing best practices significantly improves the quality of care it provides its patients. The study’s findings, which...
30-Jul-2014 1:35 PM EDT

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