Why a plant-based diet might be better for your kidneys

There’s a lot of conversation around plant-based, vegan and vegetarian diets as the “healthy” choice. But what makes these diets better for us? Is this even scientifically true? That’s one area medical research continues to explore. Plant-based diets have already been proven to lower your risk of conditions like heart disease, diabetes and obesity. As … Continue reading Why a plant-based diet might be better for your kidneys

How a simple test can help tailor aspirin doses for heart disease

You’ve probably heard the recommendation: If you’ve already had a heart attack, take a low-dose aspirin daily. But is that enough? Beyond its pain-relieving effects, aspirin blocks an enzyme pathway that helps platelets in the blood stick together. This lowers the risk that blood clots will form, which can lead to heart attack. But it … Continue reading How a simple test can help tailor aspirin doses for heart disease

New therapies offer hope for patients living with pulmonary arterial hypertension

When most of us hear “hypertension,” we immediately think of blood pressure issues all over the body. But people with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) have problems in a very specific area: the blood vessels running from the heart to the lungs. With that important highway clogged, they can’t get enough oxygen. To compensate, their blood … Continue reading New therapies offer hope for patients living with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Innovating treatment options for pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer

As cancer research continues to evolve, we continue to push the envelope to bring better, faster, more effective treatments to the forefront for our patients. One exciting recent advancement comes in the fight against pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer. Often diagnosed in late stages, people with this type of cancer traditionally have had limited options. But a … Continue reading Innovating treatment options for pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer

Outlive Yourself Award: Inspiring surgeon recognized for impact in landmark uterus transplant clinical trials

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders and employees who are paving the way for women in the field of medicine. When Liza Johannesson, MD, set out to become a doctor, she had no idea her path would one day bring her here — to Dallas, Texas, transplanting uteruses in … Continue reading Outlive Yourself Award: Inspiring surgeon recognized for impact in landmark uterus transplant clinical trials

Baylor Scott & White opens destination sports performance and research facility in Frisco

Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star takes center stage in the world of sports performance and safety.  There was a time in the not-too-distant past that Frisco, Texas, was the home of one 3A high school that most folks in Dallas couldn’t have found with a paper map and a … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White opens destination sports performance and research facility in Frisco

Bridging the mental health gap for veterans and first responders

Emergency responders and veterans are no strangers to providing help when help is needed most. From wars to life-threatening fires and other disasters, they face danger head-on, not for themselves but in the interest of protecting others. Far too often, however, these heroes must secretly fight their own battles. Their foes are less visible and … Continue reading Bridging the mental health gap for veterans and first responders

Can smartphones improve life for those with Alzheimer’s? New study explores

Early detection is critical in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. That’s why researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute are working on a potentially life-changing screening to identify new genes that could trigger the condition. Discovering new triggers would no doubt have a profound impact on the future of Alzheimer’s care, but there’s also … Continue reading Can smartphones improve life for those with Alzheimer’s? New study explores