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Women in Medicine

At Baylor Scott & White, we’re proud to celebrate the women who make us Better every day. Discover stories from the women who are inspiring a future filled with more innovation, opportunity and hope.

Boxing provides strength to woman living with heart condition

When you think of boxing, you may picture the greats duking it out in the middle of a ring. But boxing isn’t just a sport. It’s recognized as a critical part of the rehabilitation process for older adults who are recovering from heart surgery and living with a cardiovascular condition. The bulky battery pack visible on 67-year-old Tarulata Patel’s waist …

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To our nurses and nurses everywhere

Nurses are good at balancing a lot of things — caring for and healing others, coordinating the care team, and being a strong shoulder and a listening ear to the often confused and frightened patients, families and friends. Nurses are naturally giving and are almost always overachievers. For many, it’s automatic — an extension of …

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Hand castings of critically ill patients provide comfort to families

Trish Rogers wants to make you smile. If you’ve ever encountered her at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, she’s often cracking jokes or telling stories. She has an infectious laugh that can be heard a room away, and you can’t help but laugh with her. One of her desk drawers is full of treats …

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23-year-old faces congestive heart failure post-pregnancy

Three-month-old Layci is the picture of a happy baby — smiling at everyone, cooing and very aware of her surroundings. Her mom, 23-year-old Brianna Harris, looks like many happy young women with a new healthy baby girl. Pictures can fool you, though. In spite of those smiles, Brianna is a congestive heart failure patient at Baylor Scott …

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Third Chance at Life: Life after two organ transplants

In 1986, Rhonda Jung was diagnosed with a rare type of liver cancer called Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma that could not be treated by radiation or chemotherapy. Rhonda, who was 24 at the time, was Baylor University Medical Center’s 61st liver transplant recipient. Rhonda said that getting a liver transplant changed her outlook on life. Once she …

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Intolerance to exercise discovered to be blockage in 35-year-old’s heart

At age 35, Adriana Oviedo started to experience an intolerance to any exercise. At times, she would become anxious and feel out of breath just walking to her car. Her chest hurt. Her arm ached, and she felt like she was breathing in cold air, which burned. Her primary care physician prescribed anti-anxiety medication and …

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Honoring Maya Angelou, Acclaimed Writer Dies at Age 86

Back in 1997, a group of Baylor chaplains, physicians, social workers, nurses, and other staff from various faiths gathered to explore ways to contribute to our founders’ mission for a great humanitarian institution where people of all faiths and those of none could come with equal confidence. One of the main visions of this Interfaith …

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