An aspirin a day: Clinical trial aims to find cheaper ways to research medicine

For four decades, people have been taking aspirin to ward off strokes and heart attacks. But is the commonly used “baby aspirin” dose of 81 milligrams better, or the regular dose of 325 milligrams? To help settle the issue, an unusual clinical trial is underway at Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute at Baylor University Medical Center … Continue reading An aspirin a day: Clinical trial aims to find cheaper ways to research medicine




Hip preservation specialists can repair joints without major surgery

The hip is one of the hardest working joints in the human body, tasked with supporting the weight of our upper torso and giving us the ability to walk and move. So when things go wrong, the consequences can be serious. The Hip Preservation Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas provides advanced treatment of hip … Continue reading Hip preservation specialists can repair joints without major surgery




Dendritic cell vaccines could revolutionize care for pancreatic cancer

Cancer is a master of disguise. Normally, our immune systems can quickly destroy abnormal cells. But tumors are tricky — they are able to confuse the attacking immune cells, or hide altogether. “When the immune system recognizes a cancer cell, there is no doubt it will kill that cell,” said Carlos Becerra, MD, medical director … Continue reading Dendritic cell vaccines could revolutionize care for pancreatic cancer




Is cracking your knuckles bad for you? 5 Joint myths busted

When it comes to what can hurt our joints, illusions abound. So we asked Torrance Walker, MD, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, to help clear up the confusion surrounding five common misconceptions. Climbing stairs can harm your knees. FALSE. “In fact, climbing … Continue reading Is cracking your knuckles bad for you? 5 Joint myths busted




Research examines impact caregiving can have on your health

Nearly half of American adults have at least one chronic health problem —and whether their disease worsens rapidly or over time, many have spouses or children who tend to their needs. But how badly do those problems emotionally affect otherwise healthy caregivers? And does spirituality make things easier? These are questions that an effort among … Continue reading Research examines impact caregiving can have on your health




Journal publication requirement, an edge to medical residency program

Before joining Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas resident Philip Edmundson, MD, had limited exposure to the world of research. “I was a philosophy major in undergrad, so I didn’t do any research as an undergraduate,” said Dr. Edmundson, a third-year post-graduate resident from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical … Continue reading Journal publication requirement, an edge to medical residency program




How saliva could detect oral cancer before symptoms arrive

New research explores whether a person’s saliva contains biomarkers that flag oral cancer. Investigators with Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Baylor College of Dentistry have jointly launched a new study to determine whether some metabolites in saliva can be used to detect oral cancer in early stages. Funded by … Continue reading How saliva could detect oral cancer before symptoms arrive