‘Vital Lessons’ from Ebola forum at UT Dallas

What unfolded at Texas Presbyterian Hospital Dallas after the first Ebola case in the country was diagnosed there would have likely happened at any hospital in the U.S., William Sutker, MD, medical director of infectious disease and epidemiology for the Baylor Scott & White Health — North Texas division, said on Wednesday night. Dr. Sutker … Continue reading ‘Vital Lessons’ from Ebola forum at UT Dallas

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

Ebola gets headlines, but flu should remain top concern

Physicians affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health are expressing concerns that the recent wave of hysteria over the Ebola virus might overshadow the flu, which they say remains a serious public health threat. Roger Khetan, MD, said in an interview with WFAA-TV (Channel 8) this week, that he has seen a spike in flu cases in the … Continue reading Ebola gets headlines, but flu should remain top concern

As a Baylor nurse, I support my Presbyterian hospital peers

This post was written by Rae Hannah, RN, who works in the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas neurosurgery/trauma intensive care unit. She has worked for Baylor for nearly 11 years.  Earlier this month, my colleagues and I were heartbroken to learn that one of our own was now fighting for her life against the Ebola … Continue reading As a Baylor nurse, I support my Presbyterian hospital peers

Ebola: how to talk to kids about the deadly virus

The following post was written by Erin R. Clancy, MPA, CCLS. She is the Manager of Child Life and Volunteer Services at Our Children’s House at Baylor Dallas. The children in your lives have likely heard the word Ebola in recent weeks, so it is important for parents to encourage communication with them about the deadly virus. A child’s age or … Continue reading Ebola: how to talk to kids about the deadly virus

Baylor Dallas isolation room and preparations for Ebola [video]

In this video, Dallas Morning News writer Dr. Seema Yasmin gets a tour of one of the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas isolation rooms. It’s one of the rooms that would likely be utilized should a patient with Ebola-like symptoms ever be treated there. John Garrett, M.D., medical director of emergency management for Baylor Scott … Continue reading Baylor Dallas isolation room and preparations for Ebola [video]

Ebola preparations explained by Baylor Scott & White Health representatives

The news that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is currently treating an Ebola patient is causing understandable concern among North Texas residents. But Baylor Scott & White Health representatives say there is still no reason to panic, as the virus does not spread easily and cannot be transmitted until an infected patient develops symptoms. The BSWH system has had … Continue reading Ebola preparations explained by Baylor Scott & White Health representatives

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 … Continue reading Ebola outbreak won’t stop Baylor resident’s medical mission

Headlines: Robin Williams, Ebola, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Here’s a sampling of health news articles in Texas and beyond: We now know that Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease when he committed suicide on Monday. The Washington Post reports that the two conditions often go hand in hand. The Post also notes that the actor and comedian’s tragic death … Continue reading Headlines: Robin Williams, Ebola, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge