Why getting a flu shot is especially important this year

As COVID-19 continues to be an ever-present concern, we are on the cusp of another more familiar virus that will soon be vying for our attention — influenza. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over the past five years, an average of 32.6 million Americans a year had symptoms related to … Continue reading Why getting a flu shot is especially important this year

Innovating COVID-19 care through telehealth therapy

A team of therapists at Baylor University Medical Center is innovating the landscape of therapy, creating a telehealth strategy to provide early rehabilitative intervention for COVID-19 patients. When the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 entered the Dallas-Fort Worth area, interdisciplinary members of the hospital’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation therapy team, a part of the Baylor Scott & … Continue reading Innovating COVID-19 care through telehealth therapy

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 … Continue reading Researchers launch new study to understand how face masks impact exercise

COVID-19 digital at-home monitoring support for children and families

As some children begin to return to back to school, parents may feel apprehensive about how to keep their family well while the COVID-19 virus is still at large. Safety precautions — like wearing a face mask, thorough hand washing, and frequent cleaning and disinfection of your home — are still your first and best … Continue reading COVID-19 digital at-home monitoring support for children and families

My pandemic pregnancy: A safe and stress-free delivery despite COVID-19

This past Christmas Eve, I received an extra special gift — a positive pregnancy test! Our family of three would soon become a family of four. But as my pregnancy progressed, this looming word in the news kept coming up: “coronavirus.” I remember thinking it wasn’t a big deal, at least not here in the … Continue reading My pandemic pregnancy: A safe and stress-free delivery despite COVID-19

Having a baby? How COVID-19 testing works for labor and delivery patients

With an impending due date or scheduled delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic, you probably have a laundry list of questions about what to expect and how to prepare. You’re likely already aware of the need for COVID-19 testing, either prior to your scheduled cesarean section (C-section) or induction, or upon admission to the hospital. But … Continue reading Having a baby? How COVID-19 testing works for labor and delivery patients

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 … Continue reading Can we slow COVID-19 progression? New trial explores