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 … Continue reading Walk With a Doc prescribes exercise as medicine

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 … Continue reading ThinkFirst: Students learn no-nonsense approach to injury prevention

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 … Continue reading Baylor trauma visits rise during Texas-OU weekend

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 … Continue reading WATCH: What to Expect After Traumatic Injury

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. … Continue reading These common mistakes are putting your family at risk for dangerous burns

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