Growing up after cancer: With remission comes new life, new challenges

A triumph over cancer is a joyous feat no matter the age of the patient. But when children and teens with cancer overcome their illness, the feat somehow seems even more remarkable. However, a win over cancer in a child’s life does not necessarily mean the end of their concerns and a return to normalcy. … Continue reading Growing up after cancer: With remission comes new life, new challenges

Veterans Day salute to Baylor doctor who served in Afghanistan

As the trauma team leader of a NATO combat hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Stephen Burgher, MD, (pictured) treated horrific blast injuries unlike anything he would typically see back in Dallas. The emergency medicine physician on the staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas now shares his wartime trauma lessons with colleagues here. Much of … Continue reading Veterans Day salute to Baylor doctor who served in Afghanistan

KERA’s Broken Hip panel discussion recap [with video]

If you missed last night’s panel discussion on The Broken Hip series, we’ve got you covered. You can watch a full video of the event above and take a look at some of the Tweets below. KERA’s Health reporter, Lauren Silverman, hosted the panel. It featured Dr. Alan Jones, the medical director of orthopaedic trauma … Continue reading KERA’s Broken Hip panel discussion recap [with video]

Broken Hip series from KERA tackles key questions

To help prepare you for KERA’s “Broken Hip” panel discussion here next week, we’re revisiting an interview that first appeared on the Think radio show, hosted by Krys Boyd, earlier this year. Dr. Alan Jones, medical director of orthopedic trauma at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, was one of the guests who spoke about … Continue reading Broken Hip series from KERA tackles key questions

KERA’s ‘Broken Hip’ live event: Submit your questions now

Next week, KERA will take its fascinating “Broken Hip” series to the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas for a live panel discussion. The program, which is open to the public (RSVPs are required), will be moderated by KERA’s Health reporter, Lauren Silverman. She’ll provide an overview of The Broken … Continue reading KERA’s ‘Broken Hip’ live event: Submit your questions now

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

WATCH: What to Expect After Traumatic Injury

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series of breaking and timely health news. Each year, traumatic injuries (e.g., falls, motor vehicle collisions) account for over 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions across the country. Traumatic injuries often happen when you least expect it, and often times they … Continue reading WATCH: What to Expect After Traumatic Injury