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11 powerful stories from women who inspire us for the better

Women in medicine — both past and present-day pioneers — charter new territory, drive boundless innovation and inspire thousands of futurists to further advance a lasting legacy. From Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, to the first mother to give birth to a baby born from a living donor uterine transplant in the U.S., …

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When tragedy shakes a nation, focus forward through action

In the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, many of us are left feeling grief-stricken, anxious or helpless. The horrific images etched into our minds are tragic remembrances of events that have become sadly familiar. When will the deadliest finally be the last? As humans, our empathetic response is expressed through our …

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After widowmaker heart attack, transplant gave Tim a second chance

After about 30 minutes of exercise, Tim Gallagher felt unusually fatigued and decided to lie down. From the unbearable tightness in his chest, he knew something was wrong. That day changed his life. Tim’s heart suffered massive damage when he experienced a widowmaker heart attack in his home. The left ventricle in his heart was 100 percent …

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When it comes to digital health, embrace the art of possible

Following a big year of technology disruption in 2015, Nick Reddy, Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and Senior Vice President of Information Services for Baylor Scott & White Health, weighs in on the digital business transformation taking place within the Texas-based healthcare organization today. “What got you here won’t get you there,” Reddy said. “The future …

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Nurses Week 2016

National Nurses Week: Recognizing nurses for outstanding compassion

During National Nurses week, we’re recognizing some of the outstanding Baylor Scott & White Health nurses who have greatly impacted their communities and the lives of those they selflessly care for. This year, 22 Baylor Scott & White Health nurses were named honorees on the DFW 100 Great Nurses list. Additionally, the Top 25 Nurses program in Central Texas honored Baylor …

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A thank you letter to nurses everywhere

You are the caregivers, communicators, patient advocates and decision makers. You are the hand-holders, the voice-of-reason, the 3 a.m. vitals-checkers. You become the around-the-clock best friend by the bedside, the calming voice, the familiar face full of compassion. To many, you are guardian angels. As a nurse, you play a very important role in the health …

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After weight loss on ‘Biggest Loser’, war with metabolism rages on

For many people, weight loss can be a challenge. But the even greater struggle can be keeping off the weight you lose. A recent story in the New York Times profiled former reality TV contestants from ‘The Biggest Loser,’ describing how despite their intensive weight loss during the season, most have struggled to maintain a …

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Professional skydiver dives head-first into cardiac rehab

As a skydiver, you live life on the edge. The exhilaration of free falling at speeds above 100 mph is the dream job for many thrill-seekers. Brazilian Paulo Marinho Gesta de Melo is one of the fearless who lives for that soaring sensation. Although Paulo was born with a heart condition, he has always lived an active …

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An exclusive look at how a heart is transplanted

Have you ever wondered what goes into a heart transplant? D Magazine reporter Matt Goodman spent months behind the scenes, comprehensively documenting the growing heart transplant program at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, for How to Perform a Heart Transplant. Beginning in October of 2015, Goodman shadowed Shelley Hall, MD, FACC, chief of transplant cardiology and …

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