Novel treatment gives triple-negative breast cancer patients new hope

For people battling metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), one of the most aggressive forms of the disease, options are often limited. Joyce O’Shaughnessy, MD, an oncologist on the medical staff at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas and the holder of the Celebrating Women Chair in Breast Cancer Research, has worked tirelessly to … Continue reading Novel treatment gives triple-negative breast cancer patients new hope

Women Leaders in Medicine: Fighting burnout and empowering female physicians

When Dr. Dawn Sears began her career in medicine, she was often the only female in the room. But as more and more women pursue careers as surgeons, physicians and clinical leaders, that number continues to grow. Today, women in medicine have more hope and opportunity than ever before — but barriers to progress remain. … Continue reading Women Leaders in Medicine: Fighting burnout and empowering female physicians

Why diversity matters in healthcare: Q&A with Chief Diversity Officer Guwan Jones

In A Leadership Perspective, Baylor Scott & White Health leaders share insights on healthcare industry trends, current issues and best practices. As Chief Diversity Officer for Baylor Scott & White, Guwan Jones is a big believer in the power of listening. In her leadership of our organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts, she makes it her mission … Continue reading Why diversity matters in healthcare: Q&A with Chief Diversity Officer Guwan Jones

11 powerful stories from women who inspire us for the better

Women in medicine — both past and present-day pioneers — charter new territory, drive boundless innovation and inspire thousands of futurists to further advance a lasting legacy. From Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, to the first mother to give birth to a baby born from a living donor uterine transplant in the U.S., … Continue reading 11 powerful stories from women who inspire us for the better

Reflections on the medical mission trip that changed my life and nursing career

Motivated by her own experiences with poverty, one registered nurse followed her calling and took her skills overseas on a medical mission trip to serve some of the poorest and least fortunate families in west Africa. Jacqueline Gallegos, RN, spent the holiday season far away from her family and instead, surrounded by strangers in a … Continue reading Reflections on the medical mission trip that changed my life and nursing career

How this woman’s smartwatch detected her hidden heart arrhythmia

Wearable devices and smartwatches have many practical uses, but did you know they can help detect heart problems lurking beneath the surface? 75-year-old Elizabeth Turner loves gadgets — a love that may have saved her life. Her daily workouts include weights and circuit training, yoga, Zumba and playing golf with her husband, all of which … Continue reading How this woman’s smartwatch detected her hidden heart arrhythmia