Would you know how to “Stop the Bleed”?

Would you know what to do if you witnessed someone with life-threatening, uncontrolled bleeding?  The Department of Homeland Security’s “Stop the Bleed” campaign aims to equip you with this knowledge. Initiated earlier this year, the “Stop the Bleed” campaign teaches police officers, emergency medical services (EMS) and the general community about the proper application and …





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Coping with the psychological impact of a mass shooting

Sadly, our nation again has experienced what can only be described as a horrific event. The mass shooting in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, is considered to be the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Not only were 50 individuals killed, but more than 50 have apparently been brought to local hospitals for treatment. In …





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Life after the storm: The psychological response after trauma

It has been three months since the deadly Dec. 26 tornadoes rolled through North Texas, devastating the lives of people who lived and worked in their path. As victims and families begin to piece their lives back together, a new, lesser-known struggle may emerge. Ann Marie Warren, PhD, ABPP, a clinical psychologist on the medical staff …





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After heart attack, woman thanks emergency team who saved her life

Garland resident Dana Corley knew she didn’t feel quite right one evening last November as she relaxed at her home.  Because she had already experienced one heart attack, Mrs. Corley, a retired nurse, kept a blood pressure cuff handy at her home. As her physical discomfort continued that evening, she decided to take her blood …





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Severe injury didn’t stop Joshua from pursuing his dreams

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 …





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Trauma survivors reunite with caretakers who saved their lives

“We cannot plan for the unexpected. We cannot control the outcome. Everything we tell ourselves matters. With hard work, perseverance, patience and over time, the little things and baby steps add up to be big strides. This impacts every aspect of our lives: recovery, relationships and overall growth. So much of our outcome depends on …





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Baylor trauma visits rise during Texas-OU weekend

For the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Level I trauma center, the alcohol-fueled revelry of Texas-OU weekend typically leads to an increase in our number of patients as compared to an average weekend. Due to its close proximity to the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park and because Baylor Dallas is a Level I trauma center, many of …





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