Why value-based care is the key to high-quality, affordable healthcare

In A Leadership Perspective, Baylor Scott & White Health leaders share insights on healthcare industry trends, current issues and best practices. It’s no secret that medical care in America is expensive. As healthcare spending continues to rise, some healthcare providers have responded by shifting to a new way of operating: value-based care. Baylor Scott & White … Continue reading Why value-based care is the key to high-quality, affordable healthcare

How Hepatitis C-positive heart transplants could help address the organ donor shortage

Jane Poston received a lifesaving heart transplant two years ago at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health. Hospitalized and extremely ill, Jane relied upon her husband Charles to make critical medical decisions. Charles’ choice to accept a hepatitis C-positive heart for Jane was the first step in saving her life … Continue reading How Hepatitis C-positive heart transplants could help address the organ donor shortage

5 things to consider when using at-home genetic testing kits

At-home genetic testing is becoming a popular trend. The cost of these tests is decreasing, which means more people can participate in learning about their DNA — and who isn’t curious about their genes and ancestry? These testing kits now offer to provide information about your risk of having a mutation in the BRCA1 or … Continue reading 5 things to consider when using at-home genetic testing kits

Kangaroo care: The importance of skin-to-skin contact after birth

Nine months of anticipation and growing love for this little person developing inside of you all come down to this one priceless moment — the delivery of your baby! You hear that first precious cry and you want nothing more than to embrace this sweet child. Is this just your newly found maternal instinct?  Yes, … Continue reading Kangaroo care: The importance of skin-to-skin contact after birth

4 things you need to know about pets and your allergies

They’re cute and oh-so-cuddly, but your sneezes, watering eyes and headache are anything but adorable. Pet allergies, including those to cats and dogs, are among the most common allergies. While an animal can be a wonderful addition to any home, talking with your allergist before introducing a new pet is an important step to integrating … Continue reading 4 things you need to know about pets and your allergies