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Baylor Scott & White Health recognized as 2020 “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”

For ER radiology technician Paul Petter, hearing loss had simply become a fact of life. After an infection ruptured his right ear drum more than 20 years ago, he underwent multiple restorative surgeries, but nothing seemed to help. Despite his impaired hearing, Paul was able to perform his duties as a radiology technician by relying …

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How community health workers are alleviating food insecurity during the pandemic

Adjusting to the “new normal” during COVID-19 has been a challenge for us all as we find our new rhythms and routines. But for some, it has made meeting even the most basic needs a struggle.  Food insecurity has seen a sharp increase over the last couple of months as individuals and families fight to …

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How barber shops are combatting high blood pressure in South Dallas

Gerard Claiborne — also known as “Big G Da Barber” — has an ambition and a vision for barber, beauty and nail shops that extends well beyond grooming. He believes barbers and beauticians should serve as healthcare “second responders” who can perform first aid, CPR and critical health screenings for their customers. Gerard works a …

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Tackling social determinants of health outside the hospital walls

It was clear the 63-year-old Irving man at a Baylor Scott & White community clinic needed help — and that his diabetes wasn’t the only problem at hand. Clinic personnel noted that he seemed disconnected with the outside world and lacked social support. Concerned, one of the clinic’s community health workers asked if she could …

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How this digital data tool empowers doctors to make personalized decisions for your care

When it comes to healthcare, Americans’ top priorities are lowering costs and affordable insurance, a recent study suggests. In the last year, healthcare spending in the U.S. increased by more than 5 percent, a trend that is expected to continue in 2019. Healthcare spending is driven by the combination of two factors: the frequency of …

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Baylor Scott & White addresses social determinants of health through community volunteer initiative

Being born into poverty, growing up with curtailed opportunities for education and employment, living in a disadvantaged neighborhood — these factors, called social determinants of health, are like the cards you’re dealt in a game of poker. It’s hard to win if the deck is stacked against you. Social determinants of health are the economic …

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Baylor Scott & White brings innovative care model to one of America’s fastest-growing communities

Imagine convenient and affordable healthcare all under one roof, right in your neighborhood, available when you need it. Your doctors are connected and access the same health information as they work together to help you get — and stay — healthy. Best of all, you can schedule appointments, check labs, refill prescriptions and pay bills …

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How Baylor Scott & White is driving digital innovation from the inside out

In A Leadership Perspective, Baylor Scott & White Health leaders share insights on healthcare industry trends, current issues and best practices. Consumer-driven industries — from hotels and airlines, to food services and entertainment — have experienced incredible growth in recent years thanks to digital advancements that have improved the customer experience. But what about healthcare? Thanks …

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The changing role of hospitals as healthcare evolves

In A Leadership Perspective, Baylor Scott & White Health leaders share insights on healthcare industry trends, current issues and best practices. The healthcare landscape is rapidly changing, right down to the very core of what the word “healthcare” means. Our definition of healthcare is evolving — from sick care to preventive care, from care in the …

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Baylor Scott & White opens destination sports performance and research facility in Frisco

Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star takes center stage in the world of sports performance and safety.  There was a time in the not-too-distant past that Frisco, Texas, was the home of one 3A high school that most folks in Dallas couldn’t have found with a paper map and a …

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