Child life specialists help children understand and cope with death

Caroline, 5, a budding artist, decorated a small mailbox for her mother’s room in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Shannon was struggling to recover from a heart transplant. Caroline made cards, and watched through the window with Baylor Scott & White child life specialist Mary Catherine Miller, as … Continue reading Child life specialists help children understand and cope with death




Addressing the growing demand for viable heart donations

As the Baby Boomer population is aging, we are facing a growing demand for lifesaving organ donations worldwide. It is estimated that by 2030, there will be 10 million people in the U.S. alone with advanced heart failure. Because hearts are one of several organs in short supply, physicians are increasingly turning to alternative measures … Continue reading Addressing the growing demand for viable heart donations




Can I have more children after having a C-section?

Women have been having babies for centuries, but it wasn’t always as safe as it is today. Years ago, mothers or babies were at risk due to complications or other abnormalities throughout pregnancy. Thanks to advancements, women can now give birth sometimes through a caesarean delivery, or c-section. This is a surgical procedure where an … Continue reading Can I have more children after having a C-section?




23-year-old faces congestive heart failure post-pregnancy

Three-month-old Layci is the picture of a happy baby — smiling at everyone, cooing and very aware of her surroundings. Her mom, 23-year-old Brianna Harris, looks like many happy young women with a new healthy baby girl. Pictures can fool you, though. In spite of those smiles, Brianna is a congestive heart failure patient at Baylor Scott … Continue reading 23-year-old faces congestive heart failure post-pregnancy




Frugal feasting for four

For families working with a tight budget, eating healthy can sometimes be low on the priority list. Consistently eating fresh, nutritious food doesn’t have to break the bank but it does require some planning. Creating a grocery list can help you plan out your week, keep you accountable and discourage impulsive buys. Check out some … Continue reading Frugal feasting for four




Your sensitive stomach might be caused by Inflammatory Bowel Disease

On the surface our bodies may seem fine, but underneath, there is a never-ending war raging on inside each of us. Within our intestinal walls we open up attacks from invaders that arrive in our food and drink, which become a major focus of the immune system’s defenses. As humans, we all have bacteria, viruses … Continue reading Your sensitive stomach might be caused by Inflammatory Bowel Disease




Third Chance at Life: Life after two organ transplants

In 1986, Rhonda Jung was diagnosed with a rare type of liver cancer called Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma that could not be treated by radiation or chemotherapy. Rhonda, who was 24 at the time, was Baylor University Medical Center’s 61st liver transplant recipient. Rhonda said that getting a liver transplant changed her outlook on life. Once she … Continue reading Third Chance at Life: Life after two organ transplants




Trumpet player striking ‘blows’ against blood cancer

Ryan Anthony has always spoken through his trumpet. Then, suddenly, his trumpet was telling him that something was wrong. Anthony, a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra whose musical skills have taken him around the world, was getting chest and back pains when he performed. “That brought me in to the doctor,” Anthony said. “It … Continue reading Trumpet player striking ‘blows’ against blood cancer