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Wartime trauma lessons from Navy, Baylor doctor

People often ask Dr. Stephen Burgher why he decided to re-enlist as a Navy commander in 2010, more than a decade after he last served. “Are you some kind of war junkie?” they ask. “Are you going through a mid-life crisis?” For Dr. Burgher, an emergency medicine physician on the staff at Baylor University Medical Center …

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Mercy Ship mission eye-opening for Baylor nurse

For some people, an extended stay on a massive ship might evoke thoughts of an exotic vacation cruise. Not for Lindsey Briley, RN, who earlier this year volunteered in Africa on Mercy Ship, the floating hospital served by 400 volunteers from 33 countries. Anchored off the African coast at Pointe Noir, Congo, Briley experienced a multicultural world …

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Serving Scott & White patients for more than 40 years—A nurse’s story

The daily grind of any career can wear on you. Going into work day after day can get tiresome and mundane. For nurses, it can require even more. Responding to shifts in the middle of the night or helping with crisis situations are all part of the job. For one nurse, her daily strength comes …

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12 things nurses wish their patients knew about them

As you can tell by my title, I’m not a nurse. I would never consider writing an article about what it’s like to be a nurse. As a chaplain that works closely with nurses, however, I see their dedication and skills and sometimes wish I could be more like them. They get tired, but are …

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Surgeon who treated both Kennedy and Oswald shares his story

If one’s life is a series of events and stories, then Dr. Ronald Jones has had quite a life. The 80-year-old surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas is as distinguished as they come. His list of accolades and achievements is outstanding. But it’s his front row seat to two …

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