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Broken Hips: KERA News Series Explores An Important Topic

Falls are the leading cause of death for older Americans. “1 in every 5 people who break their hip, will die within one year.” I hear these sort of statistics often. And although impactful, the message seems to hit me a bit harder when I get to know the person behind that number. Learn their …

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Fort Hood Tragic Shooting Continues PTSD Discussion

Once again Fort Hood is in the news for another tragic event, a shooting at the U.S. military base has the world stunned and saddened. Just a few hours after the shooting, attention has now turned to the “why” of such an unexplainable event. Attention is now focused on the shooters “mental health issues” which CNN …

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Holiday safety tips you forgot to add to your list…

With mile-long shopping lists, people to visit, and events to attend, holiday safety may not be the first thing on your mind. The Baylor Scott & White Health Care System Department of Public Safety is offering these important holiday safety tips to help keep you and your family protected throughout the busy holiday season. Whether at work, home, …

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Bullying and suicide: Know the warning signs

The recent suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, allegedly as a result of constant tormenting by two girls, ages 12 and 14, has brought to light the very real and very serious issue of bullying in the lives of today’s children and young adults and its devastating consequences. The two girls are being charged with aggravated …

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How to Have a Safe Trip at the Texas State Fair

As October kicks off, it’s safe to say summer is officially over. While it’s always a little sad to see summer go, for Texans, this seasonal transition has a definite upside, an event that makes summer’s end bearable: the State Fair of Texas. With a revamped and better-than-ever “Big Tex” back in his rightful place, the …

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The Third-Leading Cause of Death for 15 to 24-Year-Olds

This week was National Suicide Prevention Week, and the Level 1 Trauma Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas had a special focus on suicide prevention to reduce injury. On average, one person dies by suicide every 16 minutes, and suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-old Americans. A study published …

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Animal Assisted Therapy: Patient Care Courtesy of Canines

Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend, and for good reason. The furry friends have a way of turning a frown upside down faster than you can say, “Go fetch!” They have an innate ability to warm the heart, so it only makes sense that these canine companions be incorporated into our healing processes. …

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