Engagement rings carry dangerous bacteria, nurse researchers find

Nurse researchers are encouraging healthcare workers not to wear jeweled rings to work after research from The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano finds that jeweled rings have a high risk of carrying harmful bacteria — from MRSA to VRE. 20 percent of jeweled rings carried a high amount of harmful bacteria. In a recent study on … Continue reading Engagement rings carry dangerous bacteria, nurse researchers find

Want to lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes?

Adjustments in your daily lifestyle can have a dramatic effect on risks and complications of heart disease and diabetes. This includes losing weight, quitting smoking, eating healthier and exercising. Reducing your body weight by 5 to 7 percent reduces long-term complications of heart disease and diabetes in every race and ethnicity. For diabetic patients, a … Continue reading Want to lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes?

Baylor Scott & White alliance with Cleveland Clinic ‘next phase of American medicine’ [updated]

Leaders of Baylor Scott & White Health and the Cleveland Clinic are joining in Dallas this morning to formally announce a collaboration that Modern Healthcare recently called “another example of major academic medical centers coming together to expand their reach.” Under the alliance, three Baylor Scott & White hospitals will become the exclusive providers for Texas and Oklahoma cardiac … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White alliance with Cleveland Clinic ‘next phase of American medicine’ [updated]

Baylor Scott & White hospitals planning to align with Cleveland Clinic

Three Baylor Scott & White hospitals are planning to align with the number one hospital in the country, for cardiovascular care. The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas are working to formalize a clinical and research affiliation agreement with Cleveland Clinic to become a Texas-based partner with … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White hospitals planning to align with Cleveland Clinic

Video: Plano heart hospital patient, wife on life-saving choice

Less than two years ago, at age 38, Josh Miller suddenly found himself within hours of catastrophic heart failure. Suffering from chest pain, the Gunter husband and father drove himself to the nearest emergency room. Doctors found that he had four arteries that were 90 percent blocked. Physicians at that facility did a stent procedure, … Continue reading Video: Plano heart hospital patient, wife on life-saving choice

WATCH: Treatment Options Help Half a Million Americans Live With This Heart Disease

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Congestive heart failure. Even the name of this chronic heart condition sounds scary. Though heart failure is certainly a very serious disease, advances in prevention and treatment has made it more manageable than ever before. A few decades ago, individuals … Continue reading WATCH: Treatment Options Help Half a Million Americans Live With This Heart Disease