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Physicians and members of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery share their expertise and are regularly published in Baylor College of Medicine’s blogs Momentum, From the Labs, Progress Notes or other news feeds. Our experts provide healthcare tips, answer questions about procedures, share their personal observations, discuss their research, and more.

It’s all in the delivery – Antibodies improve nanoparticle delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids

Texas Children’s Heart Center: No. 1 in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery for the fifth year in a row

What is the importance of BMI?

Resilience Through COVID-19: ‘Super Sherrie’

Transplants and teaching: An interview with Dr. Thao Galvan

Healthy Habits: Dr. Brian Lepow enjoys camping, biking to stay active

Healthy Habits: Virtual workouts, swimming help Dr. Juliet Holder-Haynes stay motivated

COVID-19 and advanced heart and lung disease

Expert dispels common colorectal cancer surgery myths

Dr. Charles H. McCollum reflects on early days of surgery at Baylor

A second chance at life: Discovering an alternative to diabetic foot amputation

Preventing physician burnout: Ergonomic support and personal well-being

Some antibiotic-resistant bacteria have outside help

Recommendations released for transition of senior surgeons

How bystanders can help trauma victims

What you need to know about heart valve surgery and recovery

Closing the gender gap in cardiothoracic surgery

Colon and rectal cancers: Know your treatment options

Colon and rectal cancers: Know your treatment options Colon and rectal cancers: Know your treatment options

Life as a trauma surgeon: An interview with Dr. Stephanie Gordy

Life lessons inspire excellence in medical education

Surviving the medical career journey with humor and kindness

Healthy Habits: Dr. Atif Iqbal enjoys weightlifting, low-sugar protein shakes

Healthy Habits: Swimming, jogging and music keep Dr. Kenneth Liao moving

Healthy Habits: Dr. James Suliburk enjoys morning exercise and Houston’s food scene

Explore reconstruction options after a breast cancer diagnosis

Questions to ask before opting for plastic surgery

Kick off the school year right with these shoe shopping tips

TCH plastic surgery chief, Edward Buchanan, M.D., writes children’s books about emotional resilience

Surgeons’ skills go beyond the scalpel

Heart NLRP3 inflammasome linked to atrial fibrillation

The dark side of antibiotic ciprofloxacin

Eliminating p63 gene could convert scar tissue into heart muscle

What is thoracic outlet syndrome?

Dos and don’ts for surgery preparation and care

From the labs to commercialization: Baylor College of Medicine graduate starts Speratum CR to bring his own discovery to cancer patients

Be aware of colorectal cancer risk, no matter your age

What’s next for surgeon-scientists?

Minimally invasive method can redo heart valve replacements

Don’t let carpal tunnel syndrome push your buttons

Immunotherapy treatment gives lung cancer patient second chance

Robotic procedure provides minimally invasive treatment option for early-stage lung cancer

Ten tips help prevent diabetic foot ulcers

A routine mesothelioma check-up after Hurricane Harvey

Innovations improve donor organ availability for lung transplantation

Hernia care: What you need to know

Lumps, bumps and breast cancer: What you should know

Thyroid cancer awareness: Know your risk

How Gata4 helps mend a broken heart

Pancreatic cancer: What you need to know

Healthy Habits: Moderate workouts, limiting red meat intake key for Dr. Neal Barshes

Healthy Habits: Dr. Gabriel Loor enjoys martial arts, breathing exercises to stay focused

Healthy Habits: Elliptical training, morning workouts keep Dr. Joseph Lamelas active

Baylor goes blue for National Diabetes Awareness Month

From Pre-Med to Med: Making the Transition to Medical School

Healthy Habits: Staying hydrated, swimming key for Dr. Lisa Haubert

Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Ronald Cotton

Surgeons volunteer to help girls find passion in STEM fields

Beyond FitBits: Baylor’s iCAMP exploring the future of wearable tech, health

Preparing for simulated competition

Are you having symptoms of GERD?

Diabetes, your feet, and you

Teen weight-loss surgery study shows reversal of type 2 diabetes

Three reasons to quit smoking before reconstructive breast surgery

The heroes in plain sight

What you should know about VATS lobectomy

Important conversations: Navigating doctor, patient communications

Why you should know about celiac artery compression syndrome

Undergrads get insight into surgery through Baylor summer program