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Patient turned volunteer brings joy to ICU

In 2009, Karen Bailey was admitted to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas with a severe case of pneumonia. After weeks of additional testing, it was confirmed that she had contracted the H1N1 virus, more commonly referred to as swine flu. After spending 101 days in the hospital, Karen was finally discharged home to her …

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Wedding in hospital chapel brings family together

Lindsey Johnson and Craig Woodruff planned to marry next year in June 2016, following Lindsey’s return from basic training to become a military police officer. But, a severe illness caused the couple to, first, move up the wedding to August 2015, and then, change the location to a hospital chapel. Her soon-to-be father-in-law’s fragile health didn’t …

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Kearci Smith

Nationally ranked tri-athlete inspires her patients

By profession, Kearci Smith is an exercise physiologist in The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program. Outside of work, she’s a nationally ranked tri-athlete with her sights set on the 2020 Olympics. Although the two worlds seem drastically different, Smith blends them well. Her work revolves around educating and motivating patients with heart and …

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Interns with special needs land jobs, thanks to Project SEARCH program

It’s graduation time, which means millions of high school graduates will begin looking for employment out in the real world. But for a handful of students with special needs, they don’t need to worry—they already have a job thanks to Project SEARCH. College Station ISD, in collaboration with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College …

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The best kind of medicine: Using laughter to heal

A tutu, hula skirts, a super hero cape, a clown wig, funny shoes, silly glasses, a hot dog hat, a shark hat for ‘Shark Week,’ lots and lots of bubbles, and, of course, a rubber chicken named Gordon. File all these items under ‘things you wouldn’t expect to find at a hospital.’ But for Melissa …

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