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Research shows increase in cardiac events connected to sporting events.
WFAA-TV Channel 8

January 11, 2016 – The Dallas Cowboys have had some heart stopping finishes over the past few years, but you may not know that emotional rollercoaster could be bad for your heart. A study published in the American Journal of Cardiology showed deaths from heart attacks rose after Superbowl 14 Watch Story

Baylor joins pilot program to bundle payments for spine and joint patients
D Healthcare Daily

January 5th, 2017 – Baylor Scott and White Health took another step to potentially lower costs while improving the quality of care it provides, announcing a new pilot project to bundle payments for treatment of spine and joint conditions at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas.

The program is a collaboration with UnitedHealthCare where participants are paid a flat fee for an entire episode of care. Read Story

A Special Place in his Heart
Dallas Morning News

Jan. 2, 2017 – Norbert Schulz has no memory of dying – or being brought back to life. But technically, that’s what happened on Sept. 8 as the seven-year volunteer at Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital began his usual 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift. Read Article

Couple travels by sea to change lives
WFAA-TV Channel 8

December 30th, 2016 — A North Texas couple is showing the true meaning of the season. Scott Temple is a nurse at Baylor Dallas. He met his wife on a mission trip five years ago. This holiday the couple is going back to where it all began, to West Africa where they will spend six months helping others aboard a Mercy ship.

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Bedside music brings peace to patients

December 30th, 2016 — Music can make us laugh, cry or just bring a smile to our face. But it also has the ability to heal the body from stress and anxiety. That's why Baylor Dallas is the only hospital in North Texas to employ music practitioners that go to the bed sides of patients and play music.

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Parents thankful for tiny holiday miracle
NBC Nightly News

December 25rd, 2016 — It's often said that the best gifts come in the smallest packages. No one knows that better than the family of Watson Breeden. The infant was born at Baylor Dallas back in October weighing only 11 ounces. She has continued to progress and now has tripled in weight.

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After opioids killed his brother, a Dallas filmmaker takes action
Dallas Morning News

December 20, 2016 - Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Carrollton family practice physician Phillip Disraeli commented on opioid situation as part of article on death of a filmmaker’s brother. The older brother is creating documentary about opioid use. Read Article

Plano Hospitals Expanding to Serve Regional Needs
Community Impact News

December 17, 2016 - All of Plano's five full-service hospitals are undergoing various brick-and-mortar and program expansions in response to the medical demands of the growing regional population. Administrators said the biggest challenge for these facilities is finding the number of employees—nurses, in particular—who will be needed to coincide with the expansions through 2018. Read Article

When Social Media Use Crosses the Line

December 7, 2016 – Too much time spent on social media may become a problem for some. "I think there are people around us, particularly youth, who have a habit that relates to social media, and they misuse social media," said Dr. Desirè Taylor, a psychologist with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Plano. "That means social media use interrupts their lives in a way that leads to negative consequences, and the person can't curb their behavior." Watch Video

More older Americans are being diagnosed with HIV
Dallas Morning News

December 1, 2016 - HIV is often thought of as a young person’s disease. But today, more than a quarter of Americans living with HIV are 55 or older. Dr. Clinton Haley, infectious disease specialist Baylor University Medical Center, was interviewed and quoted for a story in the Dallas Morning News. Take a look. Read Article

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