Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Cynthia Peacock

Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Cynthia Peacock

Imagine studying, training and eventually teaching at the same institution during the span of your career. For several members of the Baylor College of Medicine faculty, this experience is a reality. From the Rio Grande Valley to Houston, these physicians and faculty members have the unique experience of spending the majority of their medical education … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Thriller Night

Throwback Thursday: Thriller Night

While young ones get the pleasure of trick or treating across neighborhoods (or community center parking lots), adults can still have fun on Halloween as long as they don’t mind getting close to supernatural spooks like ghouls, goblins and wolfpeople. In this 1989 photo from the Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: You’re getting sleepy…

Throwback Thursday: You’re getting sleepy…

These pictures from the June 1972 edition of Inside Baylor Medicine show Dr. Jack Tracktir, at the time an associate professor of psychology at Baylor, instructing a group of 15 medical students on using hypnosis for medical purposes. According to the article which accompanied the pictures, Dr. Tracktir was in his 20th year teaching hypnosis … Continue reading

Ways to avoid road rage situations

Ways to avoid road rage situations

If you live or work in an urban area such as Houston, you most likely have to deal with traffic every day.  This can lead frustration, and unfortunately can result in road rage. “Road rage can manifest in numerous ways. For example, you could be driving at a normal speed or in your own lane … Continue reading

Physician, husband address water scarcity in Kenya

Physician, husband address water scarcity in Kenya

Water is essential to maintaining life on earth. Roughly 70 percent of the earth’s surface is made of water. However, many countries lack access to safe drinking water, which often takes a devastating humanitarian toll and leads to numerous health crises. Dr. Sherri Onyiego, assistant professor of family and community medicine at Baylor College of … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Movie night

Throwback Thursday: Movie night

Ah, the good old days of VHS. There are young adults in the world who have probably never actually seen a VHS tape or VCR. Fortunately, this 1973 photo from Inside Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, reminds us how popular these tapes used to be. At the time, Baylor’s chapter … Continue reading

Patient expresses freedom from limits through artwork

Patient expresses freedom from limits through artwork

When Dr. Cynthia Peacock, associate professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, helped establish the Transition Medicine Clinic in 2005, she set out to treat those with developmental and genetic conditions as they moved into adulthood. Now, the clinic serves about 700 patients with conditions such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism and others. … Continue reading

Treatment for systemic inflammation goal of researcher

Treatment for systemic inflammation goal of researcher

This feature is part of an ongoing series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. For the past several years, Miguel Cruz, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Medicine-Thrombosis Division at Baylor College of Medicine, has been working to develop a novel treatment for systemic inflammatory syndromes, such as … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: History has its eyes on you

Throwback Thursday: History has its eyes on you

From virtual reality headsets, to digital cameras and programs that let people with disabilities communicate, eye tracking software is a technology that has been integrated into modern living. But the concept of eye tracking technology isn’t new – it began in the 1970s. Right here at Baylor College of Medicine, when Dr. Tom Cornsweet was … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Running for a cause

Throwback Thursday: Running for a cause

Getting a great workout is always easier when you’re with a buddy. Contributing to a worthwhile cause can also help with fitness motivation. Check out this 1984 photo from the Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. These students were participating in the Bayou City Fun Run, which is now the Bayou … Continue reading

Seven tips to help reduce the effects of stress

Seven tips to help reduce the effects of stress

From every day decisions to major life changes, there are a number of factors that can lead to stress. Dr. Asim Shah, professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of psychiatry at Ben Taub Hospital, says small amounts of stress can be desired, beneficial, and … Continue reading

Thyroid disease and cancer: What you need to know

Thyroid disease and cancer: What you need to know

Over 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease — however, up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease aren’t aware of their condition. Dr. N. Eddie Liou, assistant professor of otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine, explains the importance of the thyroid gland, its functions, and signs and symptoms of thyroid disease … Continue reading

New Baylor program targets esophageal cancer

New Baylor program targets esophageal cancer

Esophageal cancer is rising at one of the highest rates of any cancer, particularly among Caucasian men, which is often attributed to the obesity epidemic and resulting esophageal reflux. A new specialty program, the Esophageal Cancer Center, has been added to the arsenal of high-quality cancer services at the NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center … Continue reading

Get vaccinated now to best prepare for flu season

Get vaccinated now to best prepare for flu season

The 2016-2017 flu season is upon us and there’s no better time to get vaccinated than now. Dr. Pedro Piedra, professor of molecular virology and microbiology and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months should be vaccinated. However, the live vaccination, or nasal spray, will be largely … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Surprise party

Throwback Thursday: Surprise party

Who ever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Dr. David Segrest, a 1969 graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, was the first physician to complete the Department of Family Medicine’s residency program at Baylor. In this 1975 photo from Inside Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, Segrest … Continue reading

Prostate cancer awareness: What you need to know

Prostate cancer awareness: What you need to know

During the month of September, Baylor College of Medicine will be partnering with the Blue Cure Foundation for its annual prostate cancer awareness campaign, Light It Blue. The Blue Cure Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information on integrative approaches to prostate cancer prevention and treatment. During the campaign, the foundation works with … Continue reading

Spin for Gyn to support women’s health

Spin for Gyn to support women’s health

Want to have a fun, dynamic workout while supporting a great cause? Sign up for our women’s cancer fundraiser, Spin for Gyn! The indoor spin-cycling fundraising event will directly benefit Baylor College of Medicine’s Woman to Woman gynecology-oncology patient support program, which helps women and families who are suffering from a gynecologic cancer such as ovarian, … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Get yours today!

Throwback Thursday: Get yours today!

Yearbooks are expensive to make. Sometimes, to offset cost, yearbook staffs offer advertising space to local businesses in the back of the books. Sometimes, an ad falls through or doesn’t get sold, and there’s extra space. And when that happens… Sometimes the yearbook staff has a little fun and uses a fake ad instead. Do … Continue reading

Living with psoriasis: Find the right treatment

Living with psoriasis: Find the right treatment

Living with psoriasis can often lead to low self-confidence. Although it’s not contagious, this chronic disease can affect your daily life. Dr. Harry Dao, assistant professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, says that living with psoriasis doesn’t have to be difficult if treated properly. What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a skin condition that … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Renaissance men

Throwback Thursday: Renaissance men

Have you ever been to a renaissance festival? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve come across a medieval sword before. In this 1997 photo from the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, students Frank and Nitin “duel” at the Texas Renaissance Festival. This may look fun, folks, but don’t try … Continue reading

Growing Up Baylor: Sarah Keyes

Growing Up Baylor: Sarah Keyes

Imagine studying, training and eventually teaching at the same institution during the span of your career. For several members of the Baylor College of Medicine faculty, this experience is a reality. From the Rio Grande Valley to Houston, these physicians and faculty members have the unique experience of spending the majority of their medical education … Continue reading

Understanding the biology of tumors

Understanding the biology of tumors

When people hear “tumor” they typically, and immediately, associate the word with cancer. However, one of the most important points to remember is that a tumor isn’t only made up of cancer cells, necessarily. There are nervous, immune and vascular system components, such as nerve cells, immune cells and blood vessels. All of these elements … Continue reading