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3 ways to cope with loneliness this holiday season

The holiday season can be exciting and full of fun, but it can also cause depression and loneliness for some, especially those celebrating alone or away from loved ones. Add on a global pandemic and those feelings can be exacerbated. In order to keep yourself and those around you safe, your normal holiday activities may …

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Baylor Scott & White addresses social determinants of health through community volunteer initiative

Being born into poverty, growing up with curtailed opportunities for education and employment, living in a disadvantaged neighborhood — these factors, called social determinants of health, are like the cards you’re dealt in a game of poker. It’s hard to win if the deck is stacked against you. Social determinants of health are the economic …

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Volunteer program celebrates 50 years of service

From a young age, Nancy Zimmerman, now manager of volunteer services at Scott & White Medical Center – Temple, remembers looking forward to seeing the “ladies in the yellow dresses” when she would visit the hospital. Once known as “The Yellow Birds” for their yellow uniforms and cheerful attitudes, the volunteers — who now wear …

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How you can help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, there has been an incredible outpouring of support from our community. We’re seeing people come together to help those who have lost everything. It’s easy to feel helpless when you’re watching a disaster like this unfold from afar. We are all itching to do something. But often times, it’s …

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Heart hospital volunteer collapses from heart attack, revived by cardiac medical staff

One moment Caring Hearts volunteer Norbert Schulz was standing. Then, he felt light-headed and couldn’t move his feet. As he crumbled to the floor, Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital staff came running to start CPR. When he regained consciousness, Norbert saw the anxious faces of hospital people he knew. “I calmed way …

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Threads of Love

Threads of Love designs preemie-sized clothing for newborns

When we think of premature babies, our first thought is not about what they will wear after they’re born. We think of incubators. We think of ventilators. We imagine what their tiny features might look like and perhaps our thoughts turn to the health challenges that can accompany a premature birth. Now, members of the Threads of Love foundation …

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Mending hearts through heart-to-heart conversations

In early 2000, Millie Henn’s life would change after a trip to the hospital by the advisement of a middle school nurse where she worked as a counselor at the time. After the nurse noticed Millie was anxious and her blood pressure was very high, she was taken to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, …

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Platelet donor gives gifts to encourage more blood center donations

For Baylor Scott & White courier Ricky Smith, delivering donated blood and platelets gets personal. “When I’m carrying a box of donations into a hospital, I often wonder if my own platelets are inside,” he said. Ricky is among a handful of faithful “regulars” at the Scott & White Blood Center, where donors have the …

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