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Ashley Howland

Ashley works in digital communications and social media. She enjoys covering health care news and is interested in health care social media.

Thanks to end-of-life care, Amy Culley isn’t dying — she’s living

Amy Culley has worked as a nurse here at Baylor Scott & White Health for more than 10 years. More than two years ago, she received the worst news of her life. At age 38, she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Since that time, she has become a passionate advocate for supportive and palliative care …

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HeartTXLive: Live Tweet of Heart Transplant

Heart transplant live tweet from Baylor Dallas operating room

Baylor Scott & White Health tonight is broadcasting a heart transplant live on Twitter and other social media channels. The surgery is taking place at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. It is believed to be the first time a heart transplant is being covered live on social media. The patient, whose real name will not …

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Baylor Scott & White hospitals planning to align with Cleveland Clinic

Three Baylor Scott & White hospitals are planning to align with the number one hospital in the country, for cardiovascular care. The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas are working to formalize a clinical and research affiliation agreement with Cleveland Clinic to become a Texas-based partner with …

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Migraines: They’re more than just bad headaches

The 36 million people in the U.S. (about 12 percent of the population) who suffer from migraines know they are more than just a bad headache. That’s one of the most common misconceptions about migraines. The second most common misconception is that they aren’t as bad the person who is having them says they are. “Migraines …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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