Health

TRINITY MOTHER FRANCES CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER ADDRESSES MAYO CLINIC...
TYLER, TX -David K. Teegarden, MD, president and chief medical officer, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, and past president of the Mayo Clinic Alumni...
Enzyme block reduces death in mice with myotonic dystrophy
HOUSTON - (Nov. 10, 2009) - Using drugs to block the action of an enzyme called protein kinase C can reduce or even eliminate heart problems in mice with myotonic...
American Cancer Society Survey Finds Many Smokers Make Last Minute...
(Austin, TX - November 13, 2009 - Although a majority of smokers want to quit smoking, many delay making a plan to quit until the last minute, according to a recent...
LOCAL CARDIOLOGIST FIRST TO USE NEW HEART TECHNOLOGY AT TRINITY...
TYLER, TX -- The human heart has a set electrical pattern that provides the heart muscles the firing order they need to pump blood at peak efficiency throughout the body. ...
Developmental delay could stem from nicotinic receptor deletion
HOUSTON - (Nov. 9, 2009) - The loss of a gene through deletion of genetic material on chromosome 15 is associated with significant abnormalities in learning and behavior,...
Trinity Mother Frances and Tyler CVC announce affiliation
TYLER, TX - Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, more than cancer or any other disease. The incidence of cardiovascular disease...
Laparoscopic surgery cutting down on incisions
HOUSTON - (Nov. 4, 2009) - Minimally invasive surgery is even more minimal now that doctors at Baylor College of Medicine are using only one incision for some procedures,...
AARP Texas supports Affordable Health Care for America Act
By Mary Scott AUSTIN, Nov. 5 - Since the latest debate over comprehensive health care reform more than two years ago, AARP has been fighting for health reform that...
Baylor College of Medicine Health Briefs: November 2009
Food pyramid helps build healthy habits for preschoolers HOUSTON - Many parents understand the challenge of establishing healthy eating habits in their preschool-aged...
Texas H1N1 Vaccine Update
The Texas Department of State Health Services continues to order the state's full allocation of the H1N1 vaccine as quickly as possible, with about 2.5 million doses...
Immune therapy can protect against or treat later lymphoma
HOUSTON -- (Nov. 2, 2009) - Specially developed immune system cells that target the common Epstein-Barr virus can protect immune-suppressed bone marrow transplant...
Cancer Center health disparities outreach continues with additional...
HOUSTON - (Nov. 5, 2009) - The Office of Outreach and Health Disparities in the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center (www.bcm.edu/cancercenter) at Baylor College of Medicine...
Volunteers needed for trial on improving men's health
HOUSTON - (Nov. 02, 2009) - Baylor College of Medicine has been selected as one of 12 sites nationwide to conduct a study to determine if elderly men with low testosterone...
H1N1 vaccine and prisons
Texas has not allocated any H1N1 vaccine to prisons at this time. Prisoners are not a priority group to receive the vaccine and will not be vaccinated ahead of the general...
Sleep apnea is ready for its close up
HOUSTON - (Oct. 27, 2009) - The best time to have your picture taken is usually not while you are sleeping, that is unless you suffer from sleep apnea. Doctors at Baylor...