TAVR clinical research ushering in new era of non-invasive heart care

Nearly 1.5 million people in the United States are estimated to be living with aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the main heart valve that impedes blood flow from the heart. For years, open heart surgery was the best option to remedy this condition in patients, but continued research in the field has led to transcatheter … Continue reading TAVR clinical research ushering in new era of non-invasive heart care

National Women Physician Day: Celebrating today, paving the way for tomorrow

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders and employees who are paving the way for women in the field of medicine. Today, on National Women Physician Day, we pause to reflect on the past, celebrate the present and look toward the future of women in medicine. The reason we’re celebrating … Continue reading National Women Physician Day: Celebrating today, paving the way for tomorrow

6 of the best ways to improve your memory and brain health

People of all ages have something in common — who wouldn’t want a better memory and a sharper mind? That desire grows stronger in many of us as we grow older and our bodies age. These biological changes include loss of brain mass and a breakdown of neurotransmitters, brain chemicals that send messages between cells. … Continue reading 6 of the best ways to improve your memory and brain health

Eat this, not that, to avoid holiday heartburn

Pie, gravy, potatoes, cookies — many of the foods traditionally served at holiday meals are also some of the hardest to digest. Unpleasant heartburn symptoms can put a damper on your holiday celebrations. For the more than 40 million Americans who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, these symptoms are even more serious. GERD … Continue reading Eat this, not that, to avoid holiday heartburn

What the DART collaboration means for healthcare in Texas

The road to solving our healthcare challenges may seem long and bumpy at times, but an industry-defining collaboration benefiting the employees of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) could be the start of a more common practice for employer healthcare options in Texas. Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance (BSWQA) is joining … Continue reading What the DART collaboration means for healthcare in Texas

Baylor University Medical Center announces first baby born in U.S. from transplanted uterus

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, today announced that a baby has been born to a mother who received a uterus transplant as part of a landmark clinical trial conducted over the past year and a half. “We want to thank the family for allowing us to … Continue reading Baylor University Medical Center announces first baby born in U.S. from transplanted uterus