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My Medicare column for April discusses an issue that many families face: How to find a nursing home for an elder who has become too frail to live alone. It provides...
Grants help fund research into potential new treatments for common...
HOUSTON - (March 31, 2010) - Recent grants to Baylor College of Medicine doctors will support research into new therapies for two of the most common childhood cancers. Dr....
Sugar Land Medical Equipment Provider Arrested, Charged with Theft,...
HOUSTON - On Tuesday, officers with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested the owner/operator of Good Hope Medical Supplies Inc. in Sugar...
MOTHER FRANCES HOSPITAL-TYLER
TYLER, TX -- Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler received full Cycle III accreditation with percutaneous cornary intervention (PCI) from the Society of Chest Pain Center's...
Micro-RNAs control alternative splicing in heart development after...
HOUSTON - (March 22, 2010) - Tiny slivers of genetic material called micro-RNAs regulate a critical event called alternative splicing in the immediate post-birth period...
COMMISSIONER STAPLES TO REWARD SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS...
AUSTIN - Curbing childhood obesity will require Texas schools to play an increasingly vital role in creating healthier environments for students. Recognizing this,...
Nobel Laureate selected as recipient of Alexander Award in Psychiatry
HOUSTON - (March 15, 2010) - Dr. Eric R. Kandel, professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and winner of the...
BCM names Nickens as chief operating officer for clinical group
HOUSTON- (March 17, 2010) - John R. Nickens IV will direct the expansion of clinical operations at Baylor College of Medicine as chief operating officer. As the chief...
BIPAI hosting first-ever Libyan national HIV/AIDS conference
HOUSTON - (Mar. 17, 2010) - The Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (www.bayloraids.org) began hosting the first-ever Libyan HIV/AIDS...
Year of the Lung 2010
IRVING, TX - The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) recently joined many other pulmonary organizations in a year-long focus on the lung. Named Year of the...
Child’s chronic illness shouldn’t prevent spring break fun
HOUSTON - (March 12, 2010) - Plans for a family vacation over spring break don't have to be put on hold when a child is facing cancer or other chronic illnesses, said a...
Drink This, Not That!
MADISON, Wis.-The human body is composed of about 70 percent water. Take that as a hint. Water is at the top of the list of things you should be drinking plenty of, says...
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy renewed as NIH center
HOUSTON - (Mar. 10, 2010) - The Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu), Texas Children's Hospital (www.texaschildrens.org) and The...
Baylor College of Medicine Health Briefs: March
HOUSTON - Whether your scalp is covered with a full head of hair or not, dermatologists at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston say play it safe and protect your scalp. ...
Theory of single stem cell for blood components challenged
HOUSTON -- (March 5, 2010) - Components of the blood or hematopoietic system derive from stem cell subtypes rather than one single stem cell that gives rise to all the...