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Jennifer McDowell

Jennifer is a public relations professional who assists the Baylor Scott & White Health team on numerous projects. Born in Tennessee, she came to the “Big D” by way of SMU. Prior to this gig, she was the associate producer of an award-winning syndicated medical news segment.

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WATCH LIVE: Cancer Blows! Local cancer survivor creates musical fundraiser

It’s the hottest ticket in town… to a sold out concert at Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center tomorrow night, where world-renowned musicians will gather on one stage to send the message, “Cancer Blows!” Distinguished performers include Doc Severinsen, Lee Loughnane (founding member of the band Chicago), Arturo Sandoval, and more, all coming together to honor Ryan Anthony, a …

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Broken Hip series from KERA tackles key questions

To help prepare you for KERA’s “Broken Hip” panel discussion here next week, we’re revisiting an interview that first appeared on the Think radio show, hosted by Krys Boyd, earlier this year. Dr. Alan Jones, medical director of orthopedic trauma at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, was one of the guests who spoke about …

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Broken Hips: KERA News Series Explores An Important Topic

Falls are the leading cause of death for older Americans. “1 in every 5 people who break their hip, will die within one year.” I hear these sort of statistics often. And although impactful, the message seems to hit me a bit harder when I get to know the person behind that number. Learn their …

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3 Breast Cancer Survivors with One Inspiring Message

If you watch “Good Morning America” every morning (like I do),  you’ve probably heard morning show anchor Robin Roberts say, “Make your mess your message!” It’s one of her favorite mantras. It was something her mother instilled in her since she was a child—to remember that there’s always a bigger picture. Recently Baylor Medical Center …

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3 reasons why you shouldn’t skip breakfast

Did you skip breakfast this morning? If so, you’re not alone. Between 10-30 percent of people head out the door in the morning with a “low tank of gas” in their body because they haven’t eaten. This habit gets worse with age and is more prevalent in females. At a recent healthy cooking demo presented by …

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Dealing with Mental Health Issues as We Age

Many people go through periods of having the “blues” in life, particularly as we get older. However, you may not realize that some of these “normal signs of aging”, such as sadness, mood swings and loss of interest in regular activities, may actually be symptoms of a mental illness which can be diagnosed, treated and …

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Dangers of heavy earrings

They’re definitely trendy and in style; however, heavy earrings can be a dangerous fashion accessory. According to experts, more and more women are actually seeking surgery to heal from the damage caused by way-too-heavy earrings. Richard Ha, MD, a plastic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas says he sees the damage of …

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Makeup Expiration Dates: When To Throw It Out

Is your mascara clumpy? Your liquid foundation thickening? Can’t remember what year you bought your half-used lipstick? Your old makeup may be causing you blemishes or even worse— dermatologists warn it could lead to a dangerous infection. That’s right, those old makeup containers may be full of more than just powder… they could be harboring …

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Healthy Snack Options: Can You Spot the Impostors?

Recently the snack machines in our break rooms and at all Baylor facilities had a healthy makeover. But I noticed they removed some snacks I thought were pretty healthy only to replace them with very similar products. What gives? I asked Stephanie Dean, a registered dietitian with Baylor’s Tom Landry Fitness Center to explain. She …

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Sarah Jessica Parker Says High Heels Ruined Her Feet. What About Yours?

Have you heard? Sarah Jessica Parker is telling all, and talking smack about high heels. (Say it isn’t so!) She became synonymous with incredible shoes when she starred as Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex & The City.” But she recently told Net-A-Porter’s online magazine, high heels have permanently damaged her feet. “For ten or so years, …

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