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Megan Reynolds

Megan Reynolds, MS, is the Clinical Research Coordinator for the Level I Trauma Center at Baylor’s flagship hospital in Dallas, Baylor University Medical Center. She is a native Texan and proud UNT Mean Green alum.

Walk With a Doc prescribes exercise as medicine

Physicians at Baylor Scott & White Health have new prescription pads in their pockets — they are prescribing exercise by encouraging their patients to come ‘walk (and roll) with a doc’. Swapping white coats for walking shoes, physicians lace up each month, encouraging individuals from the community — and both current and former patients — to join them …

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Patti Foster is thriving with a traumatic brain injury

Patti Foster, a radio personality with a zest for life, was severely injured in a horrific car wreck in 2002, and suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI), along with multiple injuries and fractures all over her body. She had been ejected out of her vehicle after a semi, going 70 mph and pulling a trailer full of cars, …

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ThinkFirst: Students learn no-nonsense approach to injury prevention

Most patients enter Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation via ambulance or gurney. However, on a special day in October, a high school class of seniors from Argyle High School made their way south on I-35 to spend the day in the acute inpatient facility, learning firsthand what it is like to be a patient with a traumatic …

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Baylor trauma visits rise during Texas-OU weekend

For the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Level I trauma center, the alcohol-fueled revelry of Texas-OU weekend typically leads to an increase in our number of patients as compared to an average weekend. Due to its close proximity to the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park and because Baylor Dallas is a Level I trauma center, many of …

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WATCH: What to Expect After Traumatic Injury

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series of breaking and timely health news. Each year, traumatic injuries (e.g., falls, motor vehicle collisions) account for over 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions across the country. Traumatic injuries often happen when you least expect it, and often times they …

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These common mistakes are putting your family at risk for dangerous burns

Did you know that 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention in the United States each year (American Burn Association, 2002)? It is important to be aware of the everyday activities that can cause serious injuries to you and your family. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to keep you and your family safe. …

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A Life Changed by MLK Jr. and the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Show

Everyone has a dream and sometimes… you need a little help along the way to make it come true. That’s where the nationally-syndicated morning show, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning came in. Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., the radio show hosts an annual contest that encourages listeners to submit their dreams in one hundred words …

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10 Halloween safety tips: All treats, no tricks

Halloween is quickly approaching, and ghouls and goblins everywhere are competing for this year’s best costume. It’s difficult not to get swept up in all the excitement and Hocus Pocus of Halloween! We all at the Level 1 trauma center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas want to share some tips with you that can …

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Animal Assisted Therapy: Patient Care Courtesy of Canines

Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend, and for good reason. The furry friends have a way of turning a frown upside down faster than you can say, “Go fetch!” They have an innate ability to warm the heart, so it only makes sense that these canine companions be incorporated into our healing processes. …

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