Wellness program keeps seniors older, wiser and healthier

Supporting healthy aging through fitness activities, preventive care and disease management is the mission of the Scott & White Wellness Center – Brenham. Established in 2015, the Center provides a suite of wellness services for older adults in Washington County, Texas. In its first year, it served about 7,000 residents. Every three months, the Center … Continue reading Wellness program keeps seniors older, wiser and healthier

Music therapist finds companionship and aid from service dog

Melanie Knecht has been in a wheelchair most of her life. She always wanted a service dog. Thanks to Baylor Scott & White and Canine Companions for Independence, she’s got one. The organizations’ collaboration is believed to be the first in the U.S. between an assistance dog organization and a health care system. Assistance dogs help … Continue reading Music therapist finds companionship and aid from service dog

Achalasia: Rare swallowing disorder treated with new minimally invasive procedure

After losing an alarming 17 pounds in a month, Wayne Weaver, 80, learned he had a rare and potentially life-threatening swallowing condition called achalasia. Treatment for achalasia includes cutting the muscles in the lower esophagus, and the treatment of choice at most hospitals is an extensive surgery involving incisions in the abdomen through to the esophagus. But … Continue reading Achalasia: Rare swallowing disorder treated with new minimally invasive procedure

Child life specialists help children understand and cope with death

Caroline, 5, a budding artist, decorated a small mailbox for her mother’s room in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Shannon was struggling to recover from a heart transplant. Caroline made cards, and watched through the window with Baylor Scott & White child life specialist Mary Catherine Miller, as … Continue reading Child life specialists help children understand and cope with death