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Family history: 6 questions to ask your family during the holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas will be very different this year. The familiar sights of holiday traffic, crowded airports and families gathered around the table will be replaced with smaller household gatherings and virtual dinners. Last week, more than 1 million cases of COVID-19 were reported throughout the U.S., prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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2020 gift guide: Virtual gift ideas for everyone on your Christmas list

Stressed about figuring out what to get everyone on your list this Christmas? Gift giving is hard enough as it is, but in true 2020 fashion, this holiday season is shaping up to be a whole new kind of challenge.   Whether you’re spending the holidays away from family, trying to avoid shopping in person or simply looking for thoughtful ways to brighten a loved one’s day, we have …

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How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely during COVID-19

Thanksgiving is not only a holiday dedicated to gathering family around the dinner table, but even more so to reflecting and counting our blessings. As we approach the end of an unexpected roller coaster of a year, there is still so much to be thankful for — and we certainly deserve some heartwarming comfort food …

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Why Dr. Oz cares about breast cancer research and you should, too

An interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz, cardiothoracic surgeon, bestselling author, Columbia University professor and host of the Emmy® award-winning TV show, “The Dr. Oz Show.” At the 21st annual Celebrating Women event, Dr. Oz sat down with our own Lucy Wallace, MD, co-medical director of the Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Scott & …

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After major stroke, cyclist grateful to be back on the bike

As an avid cyclist of more than 50 years, Jim Crawford enjoys several long bike rides every week, totaling about 150 miles. But after a near-fatal stroke, he is grateful to be alive, much less back on the bicycle. One day in January, Jim went for his usual ride. After he finished, he entered the …

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Gameday do’s and don’ts during COVID-19

It’s time to throw on your favorite jersey and get ready for some football! Whether you’re cheering on your kids under the Friday night lights, rooting for your alma mater or hoping your favorite professional team takes the win, doing so in the safest way possible is a touchdown in our book. While jam-packed stadiums …

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Día de los Muertos: A guide to safely celebrating our lost loved ones

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a tradition truly unlike any other. Beyond its façade of delicious candy skulls, colorful and intricate face paintings, music, dancing, vibrant parades (and not to mention, the two-day long celebration), it holds sentimental value to those who celebrate it year after year.  It’s a celebration …

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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 …

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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 …

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