With new research, child eye exams may see less squirming

Picture a toddler getting his first eye exam. He’s seated in a strange room, with instruments and bright lights. He can’t sit still or open his eyes long enough for that diagnostic poof of air – especially if he has trouble seeing anyway, as children with achromatopsia do. But according to research from the Baylor Visual … Continue reading With new research, child eye exams may see less squirming

A toddler’s journey in a pediatric feeding program

Please note, Our Children’s House at Baylor is now a part of Children’s Health. For more information visit Childrens.com or call 844.4Childrens. Jennifer Phillips couldn’t hold back the tears as her 2-year-old daughter, Bryleigh, did something that comes so easily to most children. She took a small bite of a rainbow-striped ice pop. The frozen treat was … Continue reading A toddler’s journey in a pediatric feeding program

The Perfect Match: Marrow Transplants Save and Change Lives

As Baylor Health Care System kicks off efforts to celebrate National Marrow Donor Awareness Month in November, representatives from Baylor Research Institute’s “Be The Match” marrow registry are planning a host of events throughout the month to encourage people to enter the registry. For years, “Be The Match” has paired patients in serious need of … Continue reading The Perfect Match: Marrow Transplants Save and Change Lives

New clinical trial seeks to combat pancreatic cancer

Patients with pancreatic cancer might consider joining a Phase II clinical trial underway at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, to evaluate a new chemotherapy protocol. The trial will study the effectiveness of a particular therapy in patients with non-metastatic disease. “Our primary objective with this trial is to try … Continue reading New clinical trial seeks to combat pancreatic cancer

Adaptive Sports Event: RISE Over Physical Disabilities

This Saturday, physically disabled children, adults and veterans from around the Dallas-Fort Worth area will defy common stereotypes and participate in adaptive recreational programs including water skiing, kayaking, swimming, basketball, soccer and others put on by RISE Adaptive Sports based out of Irving, Texas. RISE Adaptive Sports started with a mission to “assist persons with … Continue reading Adaptive Sports Event: RISE Over Physical Disabilities

Diabetes Research Could Guide Future Treatment

Baylor researchers are part of a monumental national research study that will likely change the approach doctors take for treating diabetes in the future, investigators say. The study, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is called GRADE, Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study. “Diabetes as a disease takes … Continue reading Diabetes Research Could Guide Future Treatment

National Symplicity Study Helps Reach Participant Goal

Medtronic, a world leader in medical device technology, with the involvement of The Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano and the Baylor Jack and Jane Heart and Vascular Hospital at Dallas, finished randomizing the company’s pivotal U.S. clinical trial of the Symplicity™ renal denervation system for treatment-resistant hypertension. Symplicity HTN-3 is Medtronic’s first blinded, randomized, controlled … Continue reading National Symplicity Study Helps Reach Participant Goal