Are essential oils dangerous?

Essential oils have become increasingly popular over the last decade, with uses ranging from aromatherapy to cleaning products. But a recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that compounds in essential oils, such as lavender and tea tree oil, may contain hormone-disrupting properties for young boys. According to the study, conducted by … Continue reading Are essential oils dangerous?

Women in Medicine: Leading the way for women in clinical research

For Cara East, MD, what started as a childhood fascination with science has grown into a career spent shaping the future of cardiovascular medicine through clinical research. As the medical director of the Soltero Cardiovascular Research Center, which she helped start more than 30 years ago, she plays a part in advancing medicine by adding … Continue reading Women in Medicine: Leading the way for women in clinical research

National Women Physician Day: Celebrating today, paving the way for tomorrow

Today, on National Women Physician Day, we pause to reflect on the past, celebrate the present and look toward the future of women in medicine. The reason we’re celebrating on this day is because it’s the birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman in America to receive a medical degree. Blackwell, a pioneer in promoting … Continue reading National Women Physician Day: Celebrating today, paving the way for tomorrow

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

The Hidden Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

At the Level 1 Trauma Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, we see injuries that occur for a variety of reasons, including motor vehicle collisions, falls and violence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intimate partner violence is physical, sexual or psychological and can cause harm from either a current … Continue reading The Hidden Warning Signs of Domestic Violence