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Women in Medicine: How this surgeon is inspiring the next generation of doctors

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders, employees and patients who are inspiring and empowering other women to live healthy lives. Today she lives out her calling as a general surgeon, but Dr. Elizabeth Papaila’s path into medicine took a few twists and turns along the way. “I worked hard …

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Not all sunscreen products are equal

As the warm summer months approach, it’s important to remember some critical facts about using your sunscreen.  Not all sunscreen products are created equal. Fortunately, in 2013 the FDA required sunscreen manufacturers to include some new facts about their products on the label. Although all sunscreens help prevent sunburn, only those with an SPF of …

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2 Steps for Allergy Management

Allergy symptoms are common problems for more than 20 percent of the United States population. Allergies also account for nearly 40 percent of all physician visits annually, and patients with allergies can be treated by physicians in a wide array of specialities. The most common specialties offering allergy treatments are family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, …

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Patient Stories: “My Nurse Navigator Helped Me Understand”

The dreaded ‘C’ word—cancer. It’s something you hear about from your friends and family or read about in the paper but never think about it being “your cancer.” There I was,  taking care of business like annual physicals and mammograms. There was no history of breast cancer in the family, and I had no high …

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Supporting patients through their cancer journey as a nurse navigator

“You have cancer.” Such a small sentence can be so incredibly life-changing. The word “cancer” sparks in us a reaction of both fear and stress. The diagnosis of cancer begins a journey that can be overwhelming, frightening and confusing. In a single sentence, a person’s life can be brought to a screeching halt. Suddenly, a …

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