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Why I love being a nurse: 5 RNs share what nursing means to them

Nurses are many things—our caregivers, our advocates, our hand-holders, our cheerleaders and bedside companions. Our unshakable guardian angels. If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a nurse’s loving, expert care, you know firsthand how a simple vitals check and a smile can make a world of difference on a dark day.  To the nurses …

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Could exercise hold the key to improving “long COVID” symptoms? Baylor Scott & White researchers explore

Though the spread of COVID-19 has thankfully waned, many people are still feeling the after-effects of what is referred to as “long COVID.” The cases of long COVID are becoming so common that lawmakers introduced a bill to fund research into the long-term effects of the disease and expand treatment resources for people experiencing them. Baylor …

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How researchers are empowering traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors to realize a brighter future

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are injuries that occur after some type of external trauma to the brain. Incidents like car accidents, sports injuries and falls are common causes for TBIs, a fact that makes them far more common than you might think. They’re also far more debilitating than you might think, too. In fact, …

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Training the doctors of tomorrow: How I became a “pretend patient”

Growing up in Northern California, I had my heart set on Hollywood: acting for the camera in big-budget films and on the stage before sold-out theaters—all with a dash of fame, though not too much. Sounds reasonable, right? Truth be told, what I truly loved and desired was the impact of performance. How a properly …

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Empowering dementia caregivers with life-changing support

The population of elderly adults in the U.S. continues to grow, leaving many families with the often difficult job of caring for them as they age. In fact, 83 percent of long-term care provided to older adults comes from family members or other unpaid helpers. As the population of older adults grows, so do the expectations of …

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Innovating heart health by connecting research and clinical care

Meet Drs. Gray and Mack — two physicians who have dedicated their lives to taking care of people’s hearts. They’re part of a cardiovascular research team that’s woven across Baylor Scott & White and has for years spearheaded changes and improvements in how heart and lung conditions are treated. We sat down with this duo …

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A day in the life of a cancer researcher

The idea of “working in research” likely conjures up images of sitting in a lab all day or spending countless hours assessing data. While those responsibilities are often involved, they by no means reflect the full scale of what a career in medical research can encompass — or the passion many researchers bring to the …

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Meet the opera singing nurse who comforts patients with her voice

From singing in musical productions to caring for patients in the operating room — meet Christine Giammona, BSN, RN, CNOR. When she was only 2 years old, Christine sang her first solo in a church Christmas program. Deemed her “gift” by family and friends, singing came naturally to Christine — a talent she has worked …

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Researchers launch new study to understand how face masks impact exercise

As research continues to advance our collective knowledge around care and treatment options for COVID-19, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute (BSWRI) is also opening avenues of research aimed at helping people adapt their everyday activities to the “the new normal” of today’s COVID-19 environment. While the need for wearing face masks is clear, their …

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Can we slow COVID-19 progression? New trial explores

As researchers continue to explore treatment options for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, trials for individuals with mild enough symptoms to not need hospitalization have also moved toward activation in recent months. These trials seek to tackle COVID-19 earlier in the process when, in theory, antivirals and other treatment methods can more effectively shut down the …

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