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Released: 15-Oct-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco Becomes First Hospital in Texas to Deploy New Technology to Enhance Patient Safety During Spine Surgery
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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco has added an innovative operating room technology aimed at improving patient safety during spine surgery.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Health Enrolls First Patients in the World in Trial for Inhaled Remdesivir
Released: 2-Oct-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Health Enrolls First Patients in the World in Trial for Inhaled Remdesivir
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Earlier this month, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute enrolled the first four patients in the world on Gilead's new clinical trial involving an investigational inhaled solution of remdesivir (NCT04539262). This is Gilead's first trial in COVID-19 patients examining the safety and efficacy of an inhaled solution of the drug in an outpatient setting. The study of an inhaled solution asks whether this mode of delivery can help reduce the amount of virus from the airways earlier.

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Released: 1-Sep-2020 8:10 AM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Health Launches Digital At-Home Monitoring for Children Diagnosed with COVID-19
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Baylor Scott & White Health has launched expanded digital care options via the MyBSWHealth app and online portal to provide support for children who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Digital at-home monitoring has been available for adults ages 18 and older since May

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Released: 10-Aug-2020 7:00 AM EDT
First Patients in NIH ACTIV-3 Clinical Trial Enroll in Dallas
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On Wednesday in Dallas, just one day after the initiative was launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Baylor Scott & White Research Institute enrolled the first patient in the world for the ACTIV-3 clinical trial. A second patient was enrolled the following day.

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Released: 28-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Health Again Recognized as Most Awarded Not-for-profit Health System in Texas by U.S. News & World Report
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In the midst of the extraordinary health challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Baylor Scott & White Health remains committed to quality, safe care and helping Texas communities navigate the uncertainty of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Today, this commitment to safety and quality is recognized as U.S. News & World Report releases its 2020-2021 Best Hospitals list.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Research Institute Expands Efforts in the Fight Against COVID-19
Released: 24-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Research Institute Expands Efforts in the Fight Against COVID-19
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As the global response to the SARS-COV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 approaches 200 days, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the research and development arm of Baylor Scott & White Health, is accelerating its pace of bringing clinical trials online. Baylor Scott & White Research Institute continues to mobilize staff and resources, including components needed to integrate critical patient-safety measures at every participating site within the Baylor Scott & White system for industry sponsored drug trials, investigator-initiated drug trials and research studies, and observational and data studies designed to help increase knowledge around case trends, viral epidemiology, and care best practices.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Health Earns Best Place to Work in 2020 Disability Equality Index®
Released: 21-Jul-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Health Earns Best Place to Work in 2020 Disability Equality Index®
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Baylor Scott & White Health has been recognized in the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN as a “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Research Institute Exploring Potential Prevention Options, Therapies for COVID-19
Released: 23-Apr-2020 5:30 PM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Research Institute Exploring Potential Prevention Options, Therapies for COVID-19
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Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the research arm of Baylor Scott & White Health, is bringing clinical trials online at an unprecedented pace in response to COVID-19. A COVID-19 therapeutic task force of more than 20 multidisciplinary researchers positioned across the state of Texas has been putting their expertise in infectious disease, cardiology, immunology, molecular biology, and other specialties together to explore research opportunities for experimental prevention and treatment options and to develop investigator-initiated studies.

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Released: 2-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EST
Baylor Scott & White Health Opens New Sports and Orthopedic Center in Waco
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Baylor Scott & White Health opened a new facility designed to promote the community's health while advancing sports medicine and injury prevention across the region.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White’s Glenda Tanner Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple Announces Construction of New Radiation Oncology Facility
Released: 26-Feb-2020 3:10 PM EST
Baylor Scott & White’s Glenda Tanner Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple Announces Construction of New Radiation Oncology Facility
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Baylor Scott & White Health’s Glenda Tanner Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center (VCTC) – Temple announces construction of a new radiation oncology facility that will benefit Central Texas patients being treated for cancer. With new radiation treatment equipment and more room for procedures, the facility will be able to treat up to 70 patients per day.

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Released: 5-Feb-2020 11:45 AM EST
Fort Worth Medical Community Joins Hands on New Graduate-level, School-affiliated Physician Residency Program
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Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth and the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine will be collaborating on an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited physician resident training program that will eventually train more than 150 physicians annually. The collaboration will be a boon not only for the medical community in Fort Worth, but also for residents of North Texas as it helps to address a growing need for physicians in the Fort Worth area.

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Released: 30-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST
Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas Earns State’s Highest Designation for Comprehensive Maternal and Neonatal Care
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Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is the first hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth designated as a Level IV maternal care center, the highest possible designation by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Health Opens Hospital in Austin
Released: 15-Jan-2020 8:30 AM EST
Baylor Scott & White Health Opens Hospital in Austin
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Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas, opened its newest full-service hospital today in Austin. Austin, located at 5251 W. U.S. Highway 290, Austin, TX 78735, becomes the System’s first hospital within Austin city limits. In addition to the hospital, a multi-specialty medical clinic will be located on the same campus as part of a comprehensive model of care.

Released: 6-Nov-2019 2:20 PM EST
Baylor Scott & White Health Named Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer in the US
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Baylor Scott & White Health is proud to have been nationally ranked among the “Top 10” on VIQTORY’s 2020 list of Military Friendly® Employers in the category for Government/Non-Profit organizations. Baylor Scott & White, ranked #7, was recognized for exceeding benchmark standards for Military Friendly® designation within six broad categories that address recruiting, hiring, retention, advancement, support and policy compliance.

Released: 17-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT
New Research Could Change Clinical Practice for Cases of Unmanaged Heartburn
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A study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine found that in patients seen for heartburn unresponsive to treatment with Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), an extensive, systematic workup revealed truly PPI-refractory and reflux-related heartburn in only a minority of cases. In other words, most patients with heartburn unrelieved by PPIs did not have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) causing the symptom. Furthermore, for the selected subgroup identified as having reflux-related, PPI-refractory heartburn, surgery that corrects reflux was significantly superior (67% success rate) to continued medical therapy (28% success rate).

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center Completes First Phase of Expansion
Released: 4-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center Completes First Phase of Expansion
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Today marks the eighth birthday of Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center and the completion of the first phase of its expansion to better serve children in the System’s 30,000 square-mile Central Texas service area.

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Released: 1-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Fourth Baby Born After Uterus Transplant at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas
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Kayla and Lance Edwards are excited to publicly announce the birth of their daughter Indy Pearl Edwards through a landmark uterus transplant clinical trial at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Health Opens Hospital in Buda, Expands Care Delivery in Hays County
Released: 28-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Health Opens Hospital in Buda, Expands Care Delivery in Hays County
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Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, opened its newest full-service hospital. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Buda, the System's first medical center in Hays County, is located at 5330 Overpass Road and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Newswise: Warriors Research Institute Expanding Evidence-Based Telehealth to Texas Veterans and Their Families
Released: 12-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Warriors Research Institute Expanding Evidence-Based Telehealth to Texas Veterans and Their Families
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Warriors Research Institute, a Baylor Scott & White Research Institute center, has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance that will help expand evidence-based mental health treatment to Texas veterans and their families. The treatment is available at no cost to veterans and family members regardless of discharge status.

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Released: 9-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Third Baby Born After Uterus Transplant at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas
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Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, today announces that a third family has welcomed a baby after the mother participated in a landmark uterus transplant clinical trial.

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Released: 19-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Health’s 15 Years of Research Brings More Access to Innovative Heart Care
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On Aug. 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a minimally invasive open-heart surgery alternative for low surgical-risk patients following the successful outcome of the PARTNER 3 and Evolut LR clinical trials. Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple participated in the PARTNER 3 trial and Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas participated in the Evolut LR trial, following FDA approval of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for inoperable patients in 2012, high-risk patients in 2014 and medium-risk patients in 2017.

Newswise: First-in-Texas Remote Prescription Pickup Option Now Available
Released: 2-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT
First-in-Texas Remote Prescription Pickup Option Now Available
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Baylor Scott & White Health now offers a new, more convenient prescription pickup option for patients. Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy kiosks, which are located on medical centers throughout the healthcare system’s service area, are now being installed offsite to make filling prescriptions easier for more patients.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple Celebrates Completion of the Grobowsky Surgical Center
Released: 6-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EST
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple Celebrates Completion of the Grobowsky Surgical Center
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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple celebrated the completion of its new Grobowsky Surgical Center with a ribbon-cutting event. Scheduled to open in April, the three-story, 147,000 square-foot surgical center expands the hospital’s advanced surgical capabilities for patients undergoing procedures in Central Texas.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Health Opens Pflugerville’s First Hospital, Expands Care Delivery in Travis County
Released: 1-Dec-2018 7:00 AM EST
Baylor Scott & White Health Opens Pflugerville’s First Hospital, Expands Care Delivery in Travis County
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Baylor Scott & White Health today opened its newest medical center, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Pflugerville, the system’s first hospital constructed in Travis County. The new medical center, at 2600 E. Pflugerville Pkwy, Suite 100, Pflugerville, TX 78660, now offers inpatient hospital services. Baylor Scott & White Health has also opened primary care and specialty care clinics to serve local patients.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Health Breaks Ground on New Sports and Orthopedic Center
Released: 29-Nov-2018 1:00 PM EST
Baylor Scott & White Health Breaks Ground on New Sports and Orthopedic Center
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Baylor Scott & White Health is announced today on a new facility with a goal of promoting the community’s health and wellbeing while advancing sports medicine and injury prevention in the Waco area.

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Released: 16-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
U.S. News & World Report Recognizes 16 Baylor Scott & White Health Hospitals, Making the System the Most Awarded in Texas
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Baylor Scott & White Health leads the state of Texas in the number of accolades earned in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" 2018-19 list, released today. Sixteen Baylor Scott & White hospitals were recognized, with two receiving national rankings.

Newswise: 500 HoLEP Procedures and Counting at Scott & White Medical Center – Temple
Released: 19-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT
500 HoLEP Procedures and Counting at Scott & White Medical Center – Temple
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More than 500 men who suffered with problems urinating due to an enlarged prostate have undergone holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), a minimally invasive procedure, at Scott & White Medical Center – Temple. This innovative urological procedure provides much-needed relief for men with a prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition that can prevent the bladder from emptying properly and could lead to kidney damage or failure.

Newswise: Scott & White Medical Center –Temple Performs 500th TAVR Procedure
Released: 7-May-2018 10:30 AM EDT
Scott & White Medical Center –Temple Performs 500th TAVR Procedure
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Scott & White Medical Center – Temple performed its 500th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure on a Waco resident, marking a major program milestone.

Released: 3-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Health and Select Medical Expand Joint Venture Into the Austin Area
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Baylor Scott & White Health and Select Medical today announced an expansion of their joint venture into the Austin area with the acquisition of a 36-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Lakeway, Texas, that will be operated under the name Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Lakeway. The transaction is expected to close by July 1, 2018.

Newswise: Dr. Giuliano Testa Named to Time Magazine’s ‘TIME 100’ – Time’s Annual List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World
Released: 19-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Dr. Giuliano Testa Named to Time Magazine’s ‘TIME 100’ – Time’s Annual List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World
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Dr. Giuliano Testa, principal investigator of the uterine transplant clinical trial, has been named to Time Magazine's ‘TIME 100’ – Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Released: 12-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Baylor University Medical Center Begins Breakthrough CAR-T Cancer Treatment for Patients with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
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Baylor University Medical Center is the first in North Texas to offer the only FDA approved CAR-T cellular therapy to treat diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. (DLBCL)

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Buda Celebrates Groundbreaking
4-Apr-2018 7:45 AM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Buda Celebrates Groundbreaking
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Baylor Scott & White Health leaders joined Buda city officials today to celebrate the start of construction on a new medical center set to open in summer 2019.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Welcomes Four-Legged Team Member
29-Mar-2018 11:30 AM EDT
Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Welcomes Four-Legged Team Member
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Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center and Clinics care for children and their families with compassion and quality care, and the newest four-legged staff member, Lorenzo, plans to do the same by motivating and supporting patients with gentle snuggles and a warm heart. Lorenzo, a certified facility dog from Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), who will assist the medical center’s Child Life Program and becomes the first facility dog from CCI to join a Texas pediatric (children's) hospital.

Newswise: Scott & White Medical Center Selected as Patient Navigator Program: Focus MI Diplomat Hospital
20-Mar-2018 8:45 AM EDT
Scott & White Medical Center Selected as Patient Navigator Program: Focus MI Diplomat Hospital
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Scott & White Medical Center – Temple, part of Baylor Scott & White, is one of 15 U.S. hospitals selected to participate in the American College of Cardiology Patient Navigator Program: Focus MI Quality Campaign as a “Diplomat Hospital.” This is an expanded version of the original Patient Navigator Program launched in 2013. Scott & White – Temple was one of 35 pioneering hospitals chosen to provide personalized services to heart disease patients to help them avoid a quick return to the hospital.

Released: 13-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Attend First Walk with a Doc Program in Carrollton
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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Carrollton announces a monthly "Walk with a Doc" program, which is a free walking health talk.

Newswise: Scott & White Medical Center Kidney Pancreas Transplant Program Sets Record
Released: 19-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
Scott & White Medical Center Kidney Pancreas Transplant Program Sets Record
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140 patients received a life-saving kidney or combined kidney-pancreas transplant in a year

Released: 8-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST
Baylor Scott & White Health Strengthens Executive Leadership Team with New Hire and Promotions
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Baylor Scott & White Health – the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas — announced several key additions to its executive leadership team. All four women bring a wealth of experience to their new positions and will play vital roles in shaping the strategic future of the system.

Newswise: Dr. Tawanda Gumbo Named to WHO Task Force on Tuberculosis Medicines
Released: 15-Aug-2017 6:05 PM EDT
Dr. Tawanda Gumbo Named to WHO Task Force on Tuberculosis Medicines
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Tawanda Gumbo, MD, an investigator at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, is among 30 experts worldwide named to a World Health Organization task force on treatment of tuberculosis.

Released: 15-Aug-2017 6:05 PM EDT
Baylor Scott & White – McKinney Researchers Reveal Mom and Baby Skin-to-Skin Care Reduces NICU Admissions for Hypoglycemia
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Skin-to-skin contact with mom helps newborns at risk of neonatal hypoglycemia stay out of the neonatal intensive care unit, according to a new study by clinicians at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center — McKinney.

Released: 27-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers Show Curcumin Protects Against Chemoresistant Pancreatic Cancer
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Researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute reveal curcumin has potential to overcome chemoresistance in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a common but aggressive form of cancer in the pancreas.

Released: 27-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Researchers Explore Innovative Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Multiple Myeloma
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A new clinical trial at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute is exploring a novel treatment option for patients with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer formed in bone marrow plasma cells that is considered incurable.

Released: 27-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Study on Disc Degeneration Could Revolutionize Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain
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New research detailing the molecular mechanisms involved in the breakdown of the soft tissue discs of the spine has the potential to help millions suffering the debilitating back pain, and may provide opportunities for advanced, minimally invasive treatments.

Released: 27-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Study Finds Aspirin May Help Prevent Barrett’s Esophagus
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Aspirin has long been used to help prevent and manage heart disease. However, researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute have discovered another potential benefit –- protection against Barrett’s esophagus, a disorder that causes damage to the esophagus from long-term acid reflux disease, and can help lower associated cancer risk.

Released: 27-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers Receive $12.7M to Improve Care for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients
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Researchers at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation and Baylor Scott & White Research Institute received a grant to participate in a nationwide study to improve post-acute care for patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Released: 27-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers Reveal Turmeric’s Health Benefits Extend Beyond Curcumin
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A new study by researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute is the first to compare anti-inflammatory benefits of curcumin against a combination of both curcumin and essential turmeric oils.

Newswise: The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Performs 1,000th Robotic Surgery
Released: 7-Apr-2017 5:05 AM EDT
The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Performs 1,000th Robotic Surgery
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Robotic-assisted cardiac and thoracic surgery pairs a surgeon’s skills with advanced robotic technology. Surgeons use minimally invasive techniques, meaning large surgical incisions are not required. The technology translates the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments inside the patient.


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