Baylor University Medical Center announces first baby born in U.S. from transplanted uterus

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, today announced that a baby has been born to a mother who received a uterus transplant as part of a landmark clinical trial conducted over the past year and a half. “We want to thank the family for allowing us to … Continue reading Baylor University Medical Center announces first baby born in U.S. from transplanted uterus

Baylor University Medical Center performs first living-donor uterus transplants in the U.S.

Today, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas released details on the first four living-donor uterine transplants performed in the United States as part of a clinical trial under Institutional Review Board approval. These first four surgeries were performed in September. This announcement comes after two years of preparation and a careful review of all 16 … Continue reading Baylor University Medical Center performs first living-donor uterus transplants in the U.S.

Lymphoma survivor, deemed ‘un-transplantable,’ gets new heart

While most college students spend time ‘finding themselves,’ in 2013, 19 year-old Trenton Cary had a much more pressing search: finding a new heart. In fact, after battling lymphoma a few years prior, it was the second time Cary was in need of a transplantation procedure. Unfortunately, the fact that he had survived cancer less … Continue reading Lymphoma survivor, deemed ‘un-transplantable,’ gets new heart

Dallas Runners’ Wedding Anniversary is #BostonStrong

Do you remember where you were when you heard about the bombings at the Boston Marathon last year? Kelli and Robert Watling do because they were saying their wedding vows…just a few blocks from the finish line. Longtime avid runners, the Watlings have competed in several major marathons around the country, but they consider Boston … Continue reading Dallas Runners’ Wedding Anniversary is #BostonStrong

How to Recognize Signs of Alzheimer’s in Loved Ones

A forgotten lunch date here and a sudden mood change there might not seem like much to be concerned about. But when put together, these can be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, which affects memory, communication, judgement and quality of life. “Getting someone with Alzheimer’s disease into treatment early gives us the best opportunity to … Continue reading How to Recognize Signs of Alzheimer’s in Loved Ones

Treating shoulder pain doesn’t always require surgery

Shoulder pain can be extremely debilitating. Just ask someone who has a torn rotator cuff. Everyday activities like carrying a bag, washing your hair, reaching for something above you, etc. become difficult. Basically, anything that requires lifting your arms above your head is suddenly painful. But while rotator cuff injuries are very common in athletes, the … Continue reading Treating shoulder pain doesn’t always require surgery

Pertussis Outbreak: Why Children and Adults Should Get the Vaccine

If you have paid attention to the news here in North Texas, you may have seen reports about an outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough (as it’s more commonly known) in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. What’s behind this outbreak? Experts suggest it may be attributed to the recent trend of parents not vaccinating their children. … Continue reading Pertussis Outbreak: Why Children and Adults Should Get the Vaccine