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Craig Civale

Craig is a storyteller at heart. He joined Baylor after a 15-year career as an award-winning broadcast journalist, most recently at WFAA-TV in Dallas as a reporter.

Transplant nurse donates kidney to save father’s life

When John Gossett started feeling sick last year it was all too familiar. Fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath — they were some of the same symptoms he experienced more than a decade ago when he first learned his kidney was failing. Diabetes contributed to his kidney disease and in 2007, the Baylor Scott …

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Miracle baby heads home after 6 months in NICU

Every pregnant woman has a vision for how that big day will go. Like many expecting mothers, Lacey Breeden thought she would deliver her baby girl, recover for a few days at the hospital and go back home with her child. Instead, doctors diagnosed her with HELLP syndrome, a life-threatening complication during pregnancy that puts both …

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Hand castings of critically ill patients provide comfort to families

Trish Rogers wants to make you smile. If you’ve ever encountered her at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, she’s often cracking jokes or telling stories. She has an infectious laugh that can be heard a room away, and you can’t help but laugh with her. One of her desk drawers is full of treats …

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Honoring the legacy and lasting impression left by Dr. Thomas Starzl

This week we lost one of the pioneers of organ transplantation. Thomas Starzl, MD, who performed the first liver transplant in the world in 1963, died at the age of 90 at his home in Pittsburgh. He was trailblazer, known for his work as a surgeon and a researcher, as well has his development of …

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A Mission that turned into marriage

When Scott Temple first volunteered aboard a Mercy Ship in 2011, he had no idea what to expect. The Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas nurse had been in a patient care environment for years, but never quite like this. “These patients suffer from a number of health issues and they are outcasts in their society in …

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Ana-Alecia’s infectious attitude defies cancer in Chemo Dance Party 2.0

She’s baaack!! Ana-Alecia Ayala wants to make you smile. If you don’t believe that, then watch the video of her dancing during a chemotherapy session at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas that has already been viewed by millions of people. Take a look at the infectious segment of her visit to the Ellen DeGeneres show inspiring …

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JuJuOnThatChemo! Ana-Alecia takes a different approach to cancer treatment

Chances are you’ve seen or heard about Ana-Alecia Ayala’s story by now. She’s the Dallas mother diagnosed with a rare form of cancer who recorded herself dancing to ‘Juju on That Beat’ during a chemotherapy session in the Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. The video of Ana-Alecia dancing …

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Oncologist climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro to support multiple myeloma research

It’s often said that cancer is a journey. A long road, for the millions diagnosed with the disease every year. But it is also a metaphor for those who are trying to find a cure. Brian Berryman, MD, knows this journey all too well. He is a medical oncologist on the staff at Baylor University Medical …

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