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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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When it comes to digital health, embrace the art of possible

Following a big year of technology disruption in 2015, Nick Reddy, Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and Senior Vice President of Information Services for Baylor Scott & White Health, weighs in on the digital business transformation taking place within the Texas-based healthcare organization today. “What got you here won’t get you there,” Reddy said. “The future …

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