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Jul
22
2020
Baylor will be test optional for the 2020-21 admissions cycle. If students are submitting test scores, students must earn a 24/1180 in order to be pre-med/pre-dent. If students apply without test scores, they will be individually reviewed for Pre-Med approval based on their high school academic record.
Jun
20
2020
PreHealth Mentors is a group of upperclassmen PreHealth students who are responsible for mentoring other PreHealth students, creating and providing resources to support PreHealth students, and integrating freshmen into the PreHealth community.
Mar
21
2020
The Office of Prehealth Studies is not taking in person appointments at this time and has limited ability to answer phone calls or check voicemail. Students can speak with advisors via Zoom Monday-Friday.
Oct
3
2019
Baylor University and the Baylor College of Medicine’s (BCM) National School of Tropical Medicine (NSTM) work together to fight neglected diseases that prey on the world’s most vulnerable.
Apr
25
2017
John Bedolla has dedicated his career to understanding how people make choices. An expert in diagnosing rare and unpredictable diseases, he develops evidence-based decision-making strategies — what he calls software for the brain — that doctors use to solve difficult problems.
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“The most powerful tool in medicine is the clinician’s mind,” said Bedolla, assistant director of research education and assistant professor of emergency medicine at Dell Medical School. “New technologies, tests, and procedures — those might affect clinical outcomes 10 or 20 percent of the time. But if you can change a doctor’s cognitive approach to care, you can improve the outcomes of every patient they see.”
Feb
7
2017
Roll up your sleeves, America. A national advisory panel of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its 2017 advisory for recommended shots affecting adults.
Feb
2
2017
Spending time in the outdoors may improve your sleep, a small study suggests.

Researchers found that a week of winter camping reset the body's "clock" to be more in tune with nature's light-and-dark cycle. The result was longer sleep.
Feb
1
2017
As American Heart Month kicks off, doctors at Baylor College of Medicine have answers to some commonly asked questions to help jump starting your path to a healthy heart.
Jan
23
2017
Gestational diabetes and a previous bout of depression can increase a first-time mother's risk of postpartum depression, a new study suggests.
Jan
10
2017
Sickle cell disease and the blood disorder beta thalassemia affect more than 180,000 Americans and millions more worldwide. Both diseases can be made milder or even cured by increasing fetal hemoglobin (HbF) levels, but current treatment to ramp up HbF is limited in its effectiveness. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers have discovered a gene, FOXO3, involved in controlling fetal hemoglobin production and were able to target the gene and “turn on” fetal hemoglobin levels in patient samples in the lab using the diabetes drug metformin. This offers promising new treatments – the first new drug treatment for sickle cell disease in 30 years and the first ever for beta thalassemia.
Dec
15
2016
Falls and fall-related injuries are a common concern in older adults and can have significant consequences. For older adults who are hospitalized for ground-level falls, their level of frailty can be an important indicator of adverse health outcomes upon discharge. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Arizona recently developed a 20-second upper-extremity function test to help identify frailty in this group of adults and found that the test can be used in the trauma setting to predict adverse outcomes in older adults after discharge. Their report appeared in the journal Gerontology.
Nov
21
2016
Rates of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia appear to have fallen considerably since 2000, and better education may be partly responsible, researchers reported Monday.
Oct
26
2016
The EpiPen, the anti-allergy device that has been under investigation because of huge price increases, is soon going to have some competition.
Sep
29
2016
Federal health officials are urging all Americans to get their flu shots as soon as possible, and are especially concerned that too few elderly people are getting vaccinated.
Aug
16
2016
People who can't shop for fresh food close to home are more likely to have early signs of heart disease, a new study finds
Jul
18
2016
Since its recent release, Pokémon GO has captured the attention of players across the world. With thousands answering the call to “catch ‘em all,” Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Irvin Sulapas discusses the game’s health benefits and offers his tips on how to stay safe while playing the game.
Jun
7
2016
How do government agencies, private foundations, industry groups and professional societies squander hundreds of millions of dollars? By trying to fight America’s obesity epidemic.
May
24
2016
Patients with metastatic bladder cancer have few treatment options after failure of chemotherapy until now.
Apr
13
2016
Lung ultrasounds may offer a safer, yet equally effective, alternative to chest X-rays for diagnosing pneumonia in children, researchers report.
Feb
23
2016
“What? I can’t eat ANYTHING during labor? That’s just mean.”

For years, most health care practices have not allowed women to drink or eat anything but ice chips during labor. It’s not because we’re mean – there was a good medical reason for it. However, after advances in medical care and new research, some hospitals are changing their rules. For example, we just changed our policy at Clements University Hospital to allow clear liquids – things like clear juice, Popsicles, Jell-O and tea – beyond just water.
Jan
17
2016
Zika disease has been on the rise in tropical countries like Brazil, where it's suspected of causing birth defects. Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, explains more.
Aug
1
2014
Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says...
Jul
31
2014
Statin therapy may affect inflammatory response and help wounds recover, researchers say...
May
31
2014
Early but promising results lead to Phase II national trial
Apr
29
2014
An image similar in shape to a Swallow’s tail has been identified as a new and accurate test for Parkinson’s disease. The image, which depicts the healthy state of a group of cells in the sub-region of the human brain, was singled out using 3T MRI scanning technology – standard equipment in clinical settings today.
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