On Wednesday in Dallas, just one day after the initiative was launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Baylor Scott & White Research Institute enrolled the first patient in the world for the ACTIV-3 clinical trial. A second patient was enrolled the following day. The NIH ACTIV-3 Trial is part of the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) program … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White Research Institute enrolls first patients in new COVID-19 global clinical trial
A common cause of neck and arm pain is a pinched nerve, also known as cervical radiculopathy. Several structures in the cervical spine can cause pressure on a nerve as it branches from the spinal cord to travel down your arm where it provides motor and sensory function. Two of the most common culprits behind … Continue reading What’s causing my neck pain and arm pain?
Morning sickness. Heartburn. Tearing up for no reason. Strange food cravings. Most women who have been pregnant know some or all these symptoms well. As an OB/GYN who specializes in maternal-fetal medicine and a mom, I am quite familiar with them myself. I also know that they are generally nothing to worry about. Most pregnant … Continue reading Pregnant? 6 abnormal signs you should call your doctor
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of healthcare, both inside the hospital and out. As the virus began to necessitate restrictions on hospital visitor policies, one physician was troubled by the thought of patients spending their days alone in a hospital bed without the support of their loved ones. Inspired to help, she took … Continue reading Physician launches care package program for COVID-19 patients and staff
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, it is imperative for us to keep a watchful eye on how the virus is affecting our communities and our own health. After all, this virus is still around and still highly contagious. Safety — both our own and that of those around us — should … Continue reading COVID-19 self-monitoring symptom checklist
Let’s face it — pain is subjective and therefore, difficult to quantify. When experiencing female pelvic pain, many women find it challenging to figure out what is causing their pain and why. Is it indicative of a pathologic process like endometriosis or simply part of a normal process like menstruation? As an OB/GYN at Baylor Scott & White … Continue reading Female pelvic pain: Is it endometriosis?
In light of COVID-19, wearing a face mask has become a top-priority safety measure for ourselves and our neighbors, but what can this mean for your skin? You may find that frequent mask wearing is creating or worsening a new skin problem — acne under the mask, or “maskne.” Follow along for some dermatologist-approved tips and … Continue reading Maskne: How to stop breaking out under your face mask
For ER radiology technician Paul Petter, hearing loss had simply become a fact of life. After an infection ruptured his right ear drum more than 20 years ago, he underwent multiple restorative surgeries, but nothing seemed to help. Despite his impaired hearing, Paul was able to perform his duties as a radiology technician by relying … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White Health recognized as 2020 “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”
Over the past few months, healthcare providers across the globe were forced to adapt quickly in order to continue caring for our patients in a safe and secure environment amid COVID-19. At the Baylor Scott & White Sports Concussion Program, we quickly turned to modern technology to transform the delivery of concussion care. Months later, we … Continue reading How to get virtual concussion treatment at home