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Trauma

Life after the storm: The psychological response after trauma

As victims and families begin to piece their lives back together after a tragedy, a new, lesser-known struggle may emerge. Ann Marie Warren, PhD, ABPP, a clinical psychologist on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, and Jeff Quan, a counselor at Eastfield College, recently sat down for a segment of the …

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After heart attack, woman thanks emergency team who saved her life

Garland resident Dana Corley knew she didn’t feel quite right one evening last November as she relaxed at her home.  Because she had already experienced one heart attack, Mrs. Corley, a retired nurse, kept a blood pressure cuff handy at her home. As her physical discomfort continued that evening, she decided to take her blood …

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Severe injury didn’t stop Joshua from pursuing his dreams

In May 2014, Joshua Farmer was having lunch with his friends at a fast food restaurant when, without warning, a car came crashing through the wall, pinning Joshua to a table. In shock, he was rushed by ambulance to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas where the trauma team was awaiting his arrival. Trauma surgeons …

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Trauma survivors reunite with caretakers who saved their lives

“We cannot plan for the unexpected. We cannot control the outcome. Everything we tell ourselves matters. With hard work, perseverance, patience and over time, the little things and baby steps add up to be big strides. This impacts every aspect of our lives: recovery, relationships and overall growth. So much of our outcome depends on …

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Baylor trauma visits rise during Texas-OU weekend

For the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Level I trauma center, the alcohol-fueled revelry of Texas-OU weekend typically leads to an increase in our number of patients as compared to an average weekend. Due to its close proximity to the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park and because Baylor Dallas is a Level I trauma center, many of …

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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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Ebola outbreak won’t stop Baylor resident’s medical mission

The deadliest ever Ebola outbreak in Africa isn’t stopping a Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas resident from traveling to the continent to conduct trauma research over the next few months. Jo Weddle, M.D., who recently completed a surgical residency with Baylor Dallas, said she hasn’t had any second thoughts about heading to Cameroon this weekend. She’ll be …

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WATCH: What to Expect After Traumatic Injury

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series of breaking and timely health news. Each year, traumatic injuries (e.g., falls, motor vehicle collisions) account for over 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions across the country. Traumatic injuries often happen when you least expect it, and often times they …

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What you need to know about a broken hip

Breaking a hip is life changing, both for patients and families. But there are many options available to patients who suffer from a hip fracture. Though older people are at higher risk of hip fracture due to weakened bones (osteopenia or osteoporosis) or balance issues, broken hips can happen to anyone. According to the Centers for …

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