Women in Medicine: 19-year breast cancer survivor fights for early detection

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders, employees and patients who are inspiring and empowering other women to live healthy lives. As a child, Elizabeth Jekot, MD, was always mesmerized by puzzles. It’s that thrill of solving puzzles that first drew her to the field of diagnostic radiology — the … Continue reading Women in Medicine: 19-year breast cancer survivor fights for early detection

Women in Medicine: Empowering strong women at home and abroad

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders, employees and patients who are inspiring and empowering other women to live healthy lives. If you ask Tiffany Jackson, MD, who has inspired her most in life, she has an easy answer — her grandmother. Growing up around strong women, she knew she … Continue reading Women in Medicine: Empowering strong women at home and abroad

From story to art: After heart attack, Tom is living life to the fullest

Our patients inspire us to get better at our craft every day. Inspired by their stories, we challenged local artists to create unique works of heart. That’s how Tom Henry and Felix Sockwell met — at the intersection of art and medicine. If you were to ask Tom Henry what gets him out of bed in … Continue reading From story to art: After heart attack, Tom is living life to the fullest

Women Leaders in Medicine: Fighting burnout and empowering female physicians

When Dr. Dawn Sears began her career in medicine, she was often the only female in the room. But as more and more women pursue careers as surgeons, physicians and clinical leaders, that number continues to grow. Today, women in medicine have more hope and opportunity than ever before — but barriers to progress remain. … Continue reading Women Leaders in Medicine: Fighting burnout and empowering female physicians

Could low cholesterol actually raise your stroke risk?

You’re likely well aware of the dangers of high cholesterol. Over time, elevated cholesterol — specifically LDL cholesterol, the kind many people refer to as “bad” cholesterol — causes your arteries to harden and narrow. Having high cholesterol can significantly increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. For most adults, less than 200 mg/dl … Continue reading Could low cholesterol actually raise your stroke risk?