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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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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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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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Antibodies: What are they and how are they used in COVID-19 research and treatment?

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, the term “antibodies” was tucked into the various conversations about vaccines and treatment options that swirled through public and scientific communities alike. Could they help treat the sick? When could they be retrieved from recovered COVID-19 patients? How should they be administered? The conversations and possibilities often outpaced the …

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Caring for frontline healthcare workers in times of crisis

COVID-19 has put clinical research under a global spotlight as we all look for answers to this pandemic that has uprooted our lives. The research community is putting a full-court press on this pandemic and those efforts have understandably captured public attention. People suddenly find themselves with a new level of familiarity for jargon like …

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Amid global pandemic, research reminds us that hope comes in all shapes and sizes

As COVID-19 affects populations worldwide, researchers around the globe have mobilized their forces to fight the virus in real time. Baylor Scott & White Research Institute is among those leading the charge in Texas. We brought together a brain trust of infectious disease specialists, cardiologists, immunologists, molecular biologists and other specialists to form a COVID-19 …

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Clinical trials: Why they matter and how 12 sailors started it all

We often talk about clinical trials as the future of medicine—and rightly so—but let’s take a moment to appreciate their past. It might surprise you to learn that the first clinical trial ever recorded took place more than 270 years ago. In 1747, James Lind was a surgeon with Britain’s Royal Navy fleet. At the …

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