Leading the nation in healing hearts: The evolution of heart surgery

Sternotomies — the medical term for splitting open the chest to reach the heart — get the headlines. Transplants, bypasses and other open-heart surgeries are amazing, dramatic and lifesaving, the stuff of riveting documentaries and poignant narratives. By many measures, including transplants, Baylor Scott & White Health is one of the nation’s leaders in healing … Continue reading Leading the nation in healing hearts: The evolution of heart surgery


How Baylor Scott & White is addressing the shortage of mental health professionals

The family physician’s office has become the front line of defense against mental illness. The ideal population-to-psychiatrist ratio is 4000-1. In Texas, the ratio is triple that size. Four out of five people with a behavioral health diagnosis visit a primary care provider every year. It is no surprise that most mental health patients bring … Continue reading How Baylor Scott & White is addressing the shortage of mental health professionals


Researchers develop first-ever tuberculosis treatment for children

In response to a growing tuberculosis epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling health experts worldwide to make better strides towards saving lives affected by the deadly respiratory infection. Tuberculosis is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide, according to recent data from the WHO. “There must be a massive scale-up of efforts, … Continue reading Researchers develop first-ever tuberculosis treatment for children


Help us bring hands-on healthcare discussions to SXSW

South by Southwest® (SXSW®) is a very special conference, celebrating the convergence of the interactive, film and music industries. During a few weeks in March, it brings people from all over the world together in Austin, Texas. During SXSW, the entire city of Austin is abuzz with digital disruption, innovation, and out-of-the-box solutions, and Baylor … Continue reading Help us bring hands-on healthcare discussions to SXSW


Hope on the horizon for the opioid addiction

One out of five Americans say they have a family member who has been addicted to prescription painkillers and twice that number personally know someone who has been addicted. The addiction to opioids is an epidemic that plagues our nation. Access to anti-opioid medication has been an ongoing conversation. Now, a new over-the-counter treatment looks to change the … Continue reading Hope on the horizon for the opioid addiction


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