Dallas Ebola forum Wednesday night includes Baylor Scott & White Health representatives

Two Baylor Scott & White Health representatives will join a panel of doctors and local leaders on Wednesday evening to discuss the regional response to the deadly Ebola virus and “critical takeaways from the crisis,” according to an announcement about the event. William Sutker, M.D., medical director of infectious disease and epidemiology for the Baylor … Continue reading Dallas Ebola forum Wednesday night includes Baylor Scott & White Health representatives

What to know about respiratory illness striking kids

The headlines about the potentially life-threatening enterovirus 68 are alarming. According to media reports, the respiratory illness may be behind the hospitalization of hundreds of children throughout the Midwest and South. It does not appear to have been reported in North Texas, but it is said to be spreading rapidly across the country. Officials at the Centers for Disease … Continue reading What to know about respiratory illness striking kids

As Ebola spreads in West Africa, Dallas-area doctors urge calm

Dr. Cristie Columbus, M.D., is an infectious disease specialist and the assistant medical director for epidemiology and infection control and prevention for Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor Scott & White Health — North Texas division. She joined other experts on Think on KERA-FM (90.1) for a discussion on Ebola. Listen to the show here. The … Continue reading As Ebola spreads in West Africa, Dallas-area doctors urge calm

Ebola, skin cancer, doctor training changes among this week’s top health headlines

Here’s a sampling of health news articles in Texas and beyond: The largest Ebola outbreak in history is spurring concerns that the deadly virus could make its way from West Africa to America. The Dallas Morning News reports: “Public health officials say the risk of Ebola spreading to the U.S. is low, but some infectious-disease … Continue reading Ebola, skin cancer, doctor training changes among this week’s top health headlines