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Neurons form new connections in the brain to overcome neural trauma.

Is It Possible to Rewire Your Brain?

Apr 15, 2021

While it may seem like many people are set in their ways, their brains certainly aren’t. By performing specific tasks, we have the power to change the way in which our minds work, even into our golden years. One way to induce neuroplasticity is by learning something new, so we’re sharing the basics...

Neurons are connected through synapses to form a memory.

How Sleep Can Help You Retain Information

Apr 14, 2021

Most people don’t give much thought to the function of memory or how it works. However, memories are an essential part of everything we do. If we didn’t have the capability to form them, we wouldn’t remember how to eat with a fork and knife, have a conversation with a friend, or do our jobs. For...

Healthy Aging
Abbas Rana, MD, and John Vierling, MD, liver transplant specialists at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Cen

Innovative AI Is Improving Liver Transplant Outcomes

Apr 13, 2021

Doctors at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine have joined forces with InformAI to bring new, revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) technology to liver transplant patients. This development should accelerate the transplant process, bringing hope to thousands waiting...

Liver Care

One Doctor’s Approach to Cancer Prevention, Genetic Testing, and Patient Care

Oct 22, 2020

As one of only three NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Texas, the Baylor College of Medicine Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center not only embraces proven therapies — we find new ones. Dr. Julie Nangia,Medical Director of the Breast Cancer...


A Mother’s Diagnosis Inspires Daughter to Specialize in Breast Cancer Care

Oct 22, 2020

Being diagnosed with cancer and receiving treatment can be a frightening experience for everyone involved. That’s why it’s important to have an oncologist who can relate to what cancer patients and their families are going through. Dr. Angela Coscio, oncologist at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive...

A heart surgeon and an electrophysiologist operate on a heart with persistent AFib.

The Convergent Procedure: Doubling Up Against Persistent AFib

Feb 05, 2020

Have you ever looked out a dirty window on an upper floor of a building and decided it needed a good cleaning? After wiping down just one side, you’ll find that you still can’t see out of the window, and reaching the outside would require a ladder. The same concept applies to treating certain types...

Cardiovascular Care
Dr. Kenneth Liao performs robotic cardiovascular surgery.

Why Robotic Heart Surgery Is Becoming More and More Popular

Jan 31, 2020

Open-heart surgery, a traditional therapy for severe cases of heart disease, begins with a doctor making a large incision in the chest and splitting the breastbone in two to reach the heart. Minimally invasive procedures have gained popularity as less traumatic alternatives since they only require...

Cardiovascular Care
A woman exercises in the middle of a park.

Women vs. Men: Surprising Differences in Heart Health

Jan 21, 2020

You probably already know your diet and activity level can influence your heart health, but did you know your gender plays a role as well? While cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in America, both sexes experience this in vastly different ways. These disparities...

Women's Health
Cardiovascular Care
X-ray of an external fixator with a cable-pulley system for limb reconstruction.

This Revolutionary Approach Regrows Bone to Prevent Amputation

Jan 14, 2020

Historically, patients with fractures that failed to heal or healed incorrectly in their extremities have had few treatment options available to them. The same goes for patients with bone defects or patients who required bone resection due to significant infection; their course of treatment often...

Bone & Joint Health
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
A doctor helps a patient move their hand.

4 Methods to Manage Parkinson’s Disease

Jan 02, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that prevents the body from creating adequate amounts of a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Symptoms like tremors and limb rigidity can appear gradually over many years. There currently isn’t a cure for this condition, but innovations in...