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It Only Takes 10 Seconds for This Pen to Detect Cancer

Researchers are continually looking for new ways to treat cancer more efficiently and effectively. Through innovations and clinical trials, they see what works and what doesn’t. Currently under evaluation is the MasSpec Pen, a device that can detect cancer within 10 seconds.  How the MasSpec Pen...

Oncology
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Rewiring the Heart to Repair Its Rhythm

Ventricular fibrillation, the most serious heart rhythm disorder, occurs when electrical signals can’t complete their journey across heart tissue, resulting in quivering heart muscles that fail to pump blood. This can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. But researchers have discovered a special type of...

Cardiovascular Care
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New Technology Gives Patients With COPD More Treatment Options

Chronic lower respiratory disease, or CLRD, is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or COPD, is a form of CLRD. And while no cure exists for COPD, there are a number of effective treatments to help patients manage their symptoms, from...

Lung Care
Transplant
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Advanced Endoscopic Procedures: More Than Imaging

Endoscopic procedures are a useful way to see inside the body and collect images that help your doctor gain a greater understanding of your health. There are several different types: colonoscopies focus on the colon and rectum, upper endoscopies focus on the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract,...

Digestive Health
Imaging
Acid Reflux
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Got GERD? Watch out for Barrett’s Esophagus

Ever feel a burning sensation in your chest after eating spicy foods or have a coughing fit after drinking a soda? These can be signs of acid reflux, and if these symptoms persist, you could have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). While the discomfort of heartburn is temporary, untreated acid...

Digestive Health
Acid Reflux
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Can Deep Brain Stimulation Effectively Treat Depression?

About 33% of people with depressive symptoms experience treatment-resistant depression, meaning they don’t receive significant relief from common therapies like medication or counseling. Doctors have used deep brain stimulation to treat movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, and seizure...

Neurology
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Cold & Flu Season: Prevention and Recovery Tips

Whether you need a flu shot or flu treatment, you can schedule a quick visit with your one-stop doc. Many of our primary care physicians even offer same or next-day appointments and extended hours to fit your busy schedule. Find an in-network Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care physician...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
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Eat Like an Athlete: Improving Performance Through Diet

Exercising can be a great way to relieve stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but running low on energy in the middle of a workout or getting nauseous halfway through can hinder your progress. However, eating the right foods and staying hydrated can help you go further than ever before. Check...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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Our Healthy Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which can leave many people feeling anxious about buying the perfect presents for their loved ones. If the thought of buying gifts is enough to stress you out, you’re not alone! The good news: it doesn’t have to be this way. We’re sharing our favorite...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
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The Truth Behind the Gut-Brain Connection

Have you ever been so nervous that it felt like your stomach was in knots? Or maybe you reached a point where you were so stressed out you had no appetite? These conditions hint at a connection between your stomach and your brain. Researchers have recently delved into this topic to learn more about...

Digestive Health
Neurology