In May 2014, Joshua Farmer was having lunch with his friends at a fast food restaurant when, without warning, a car came crashing through the wall, pinning Joshua to a table. In shock, he was rushed by ambulance to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas where the trauma team was awaiting his arrival. Trauma surgeons … Continue reading Severe injury didn’t stop Joshua from pursuing his dreams
As a labor and delivery nurse at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, I couldn’t wait to start my own family. However, my husband and I struggled through years of infertility treatments to become parents and were overjoyed to finally be pregnant with twins in the spring of 2008. But our joy turned to heartbreak … Continue reading Labor and delivery nurse: My premature twins are a beautiful blessing
“Passionate” was the word everyone uses to describe Amy Culley. Amy was passionate about making a difference in people’s lives even following a stage IV colon cancer diagnosis in 2012. As part of Amy’s journey, she learned of Baylor Scott & White Health’s palliative care program. This program made such a huge difference to Amy and her family, … Continue reading Amy Culley lived life to the last
Have you ever noticed your child’s backpack might be too heavy? As textbooks are piled on for the new school year, it may appear he or she is carrying around a stack of bricks. If you notice your child struggling to put on the backpack or if they are hunched over, it may be causing them back pain. … Continue reading Is your child’s backpack too heavy?
With the upcoming school season right around the corner, parents have back-to-school shopping, packing lunches and breaking out backpacks top of mind. But one thing that might not be high on the radar in the whirlwind of preparations is safe school transportation. Whether you plan on driving your kids, walking with them, having them ride the bus, or allowing … Continue reading Back-to-school transportation safety: How safe is your child’s daily commute?
Imagine if we could install a security system for the body that would warn us against cancerous attackers. And if cancer even thought about approaching, it would alert us so that we could prepare for the invasion. In a few years, it could happen. But instead of an actual alarm, the security system would be … Continue reading What if a blood test could detect cancer before it develops?
Every time you take a breath, it kick-starts a complex series of events that brings oxygen from the air into the blood that circulates through your entire body. It’s a fascinating process that can sometimes hit speed bumps. “At least 40 million Americans are currently diagnosed with a chronic lung condition,” said Mark Millard, MD, … Continue reading 3 chronic conditions that can damage your lungs
How bad is it? Talking on your cellphone all day. Saying yes to tanning and no to sunscreen. Skipping preventative screenings. Just how risky are these actions when it comes to cancer? Nobody’s perfect. But with cancer prevention, it pays to be close to impeccable as possible. Here, we rate common habits on a one-to-five scale … Continue reading 4 risky habits that could give you cancer
During flu season, parents are often on high alert. As we all know, children are notorious for contracting and spreading infections. Children like to touch, lick and eat almost everything they come in contact with — especially when parents aren’t watching. Here are some tips to help you and your family minimize your risk of … Continue reading 5 ways to reduce your child’s chances of getting the flu, measles
For certain cancers that affect the blood or lymphatic system, blood and bone marrow transplants are among the most effective treatments. And the good news is that the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center has one of the leading blood and bone marrow transplant (BMT) programs in the country. “Blood or bone marrow transplants are … Continue reading Treating Cancer at the Source