technology

From story to art: How her smartwatch saved her life

Our patients inspire us to get better at our craft every day. Inspired by their stories, we challenged local artists to create unique works of heart. That’s how Elizabeth Turner and Raynor Bearden met — at the intersection of art and medicine. At 76, Elizabeth Turner is more active than most people half her age. Her …

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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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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 …

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Business of Health Care: Next generation procedures

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  When it comes to technology that makes our lives better — from computers to cell phones — the trend has been smaller, faster, better. When it comes to next generation medical procedures being rolled out nationwide, that trend has largely been mirrored. Procedures …

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Prevent hospital cyberattacks to protect patient information

Hollywood. It’s famous the world over for movies, celebrities, glitz, glamour and – as of February 2016 – one of the most highly publicized cyberattacks and IT security breaches in health care history. A hospital in the area bearing the Hollywood name became the latest target of a high profile cyberattack. It was the victim …

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Developing healthy sleeping habits may start with shutting off your screen

After a long day, we may find ourselves watching a TV program or scrolling through our smart phones. However, with so many Americans suffering from sleep deprivation, a better night sleep might require a new bedtime routine. If you need more convincing to turn off the computer and stop checking emails before bed, consider the …

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How Video Game Technologies Are Improving Patient Care

Everyone knows that misunderstandings can cause trouble. But miscommunication in a health care setting can lead to serious risks. That’s why researchers at Baylor Health Care System are joining forces with University of Texas as Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) to study how physicians and nurses can use video game-like simulators to improve …

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