A not-so-scary guide to Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic

It’s officially spooky season! You know what that means — colder weather, scary movies, pumpkin carving, candy and everything in between. Though traditional holiday celebrations may look slightly different this year, we’ve got a few tips and tricks up our sleeve to keep you, your family and your neighbors safe while still squeezing in those beloved thrills … Continue reading A not-so-scary guide to Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers launch new study to understand how face masks impact exercise

As research continues to advance our collective knowledge around care and treatment options for COVID-19, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute (BSWRI) is also opening avenues of research aimed at helping people adapt their everyday activities to the “the new normal” of today’s COVID-19 environment. While the need for wearing face masks is clear, their … Continue reading Researchers launch new study to understand how face masks impact exercise

COVID-19 digital at-home monitoring support for children and families

As some children begin to return to back to school, parents may feel apprehensive about how to keep their family well while the COVID-19 virus is still at large. Safety precautions — like wearing a face mask, thorough hand washing, and frequent cleaning and disinfection of your home — are still your first and best … Continue reading COVID-19 digital at-home monitoring support for children and families

Having a baby? How COVID-19 testing works for labor and delivery patients

With an impending due date or scheduled delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic, you probably have a laundry list of questions about what to expect and how to prepare. You’re likely already aware of the need for COVID-19 testing, either prior to your scheduled cesarean section (C-section) or induction, or upon admission to the hospital. But … Continue reading Having a baby? How COVID-19 testing works for labor and delivery patients

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute enrolls first patients in new COVID-19 global clinical trial

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 created in a partnership … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White Research Institute enrolls first patients in new COVID-19 global clinical trial

Physician launches care package program for COVID-19 patients and staff

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

Baylor Scott & White Health recognized as 2020 “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”

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”

To go or not to go? Weighing the COVID-19 risk of common activities

As we all become more and more eager to press “play” and get back to our lives, it can be tricky to decide which activities or events are safe and which ones you’re better off skipping. While turning down invitations and canceling long-held plans can be disappointing, remember that social, or physical, distancing is for … Continue reading To go or not to go? Weighing the COVID-19 risk of common activities