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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 …

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What to expect during an eVisit

These days, many events, gatherings and tasks are taking place virtually — from school to socializing and even receiving important medical care. To help you stay well without ever having to leave home, Baylor Scott & White Health has expanded our virtual care options. From video visits to messaging directly with your primary care physician, …

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How to make the most of your virtual care visit

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives. But as you adjust to this new normal, don’t hit pause on your health. Remember that your doctors are still here for you and all your healthcare needs. At Baylor Scott & White Health, we are constantly evolving our care delivery with your …

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How to maximize your workouts using fitness apps

Interest in exercise apps is steadily increasing as people search for easy, convenient, free ways to stay active. Whether it’s time constraints, travel or budget concerns, having a gym membership isn’t realistic for everyone. When you can’t get to the gym, downloading an app to your phone can provide an opportunity to help you stay …

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Your heart on your wrist: How wearables are changing heart care

Over the past decade, our digital capabilities have advanced at an extraordinary pace. Miniaturization of processors and smart algorithms have made it possible to create tools we only dreamed about in the past — and put them right at our fingertips or on our wrists. Today, we can say that the realm of consumer electronics …

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Should you go to the doctor, walk-in clinic, urgent care or ER?

When you need healthcare, where you go depends on the type of care you need. In a true emergency, you should call 911 or go to the emergency room. But, keep in mind that the emergency room is for emergencies. If you end up there for a minor issue, you’re going to have to wait …

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5 ways to maximize your lunch break for a more productive workday

Are you a frequent lunch skipper, or an eat at your desk-er? Do you scarf down a sandwich or spend a few minutes munching and mindlessly scrolling on your phone? We’re becoming worse and worse at figuring out how to truly take a break for lunch. But your lunch break can provide both a physical …

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How this digital data tool empowers doctors to make personalized decisions for your care

When it comes to healthcare, Americans’ top priorities are lowering costs and affordable insurance, a recent study suggests. In the last year, healthcare spending in the U.S. increased by more than 5 percent, a trend that is expected to continue in 2019. Healthcare spending is driven by the combination of two factors: the frequency of …

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How Baylor Scott & White is driving digital innovation from the inside out

In A Leadership Perspective, Baylor Scott & White Health leaders share insights on healthcare industry trends, current issues and best practices. Consumer-driven industries — from hotels and airlines, to food services and entertainment — have experienced incredible growth in recent years thanks to digital advancements that have improved the customer experience. But what about healthcare? Thanks …

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