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As a leader in health information, physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Plano are featured regularly on local and national television and radio stations. Find segments featuring members of the Baylor Plano medical staff here.  

CBS11: Fragrances Creating Memorable Experience At Many North Texas Locations
September 21, 2011--Hotels and retailers use scent machines to create a memorable experience, and, in some cases, encourage people to buy products. Dr. Lav Kapadia, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, commented on how certain smells can trigger happy memories. Story aired Wednesday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m. news, CBS 11. Watch Video

CW33: Moneyball? Try sleepball. Sleep Type Predicts MLB Batting Averages
September 16, 2011--Sleep type predicts MLB batting averages. Robert Berry, D.O., medical director of sports medicine at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano comments on a study that found early birds play better during the day and night owls play better at night. Watch Video

Dallas Morning News:Protect kids' joints now to lessen chance of adult arthritis
September 6, 2011--In her Sept. 6 Healthy Kids column, Dallas Morning News writer Nancy Churnin discussed taking childhood injuries seriously to help lessen the chance of adult arthritis. Dr. Robert Berry, Baylor Plano's director of sports medicine, recommends waiting until cartilage, the connective tissue between the bones, heals completely. Because cartilage acts as a shock absorber, it protects the bones. Read Article

Dallas Morning News: From genetic tests to pain-free braces, scoliosis treatment has made huge strides
September 6, 2011--Dr. Richard Hostin, medical director of the Baylor Scoliosis Center in Plano, was quoted in this article about the advancements in scoliosis treatment. Read Article

NBC5: Vests Keep Valets Icy Cool
August 5, 2011--Working outside in these 100+degree temperatures is tough. Special cooling vests keep these valet parking attendants at Baylor Plano cool during their shifts. Sports medicine physician Robert Barry explains why keeping a person's core temperature is important. Story aired 4 p.m. news, KXAS, August 5.
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CBS11: Eating Well At The Drive-Thru
July 28, 2011--Dietitian Megan Moore offers tips to help people eat healthy when they use a drive-through fast food restaurant. Megan urged people to look for an item with lean protein, fruit/vegetable plus a whole grain. The live interview aired July 28, 4 p.m. news CBS 11.
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Fox4: Group Claims Hot Dogs Cause Cancer
July 27, 2011--Are hot dogs bad for you? A physician group, who says hot dogs and other processed meats lead to more colon-rectal cancer cases, purchased bill board to warn consumers. Baylor Plano dietitian Megan Moore says research does show a link but moderation is the key with all foods choices. Story aired July 27, 9 p.m. news, FOX4 Dallas.
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NBC5: Protect Your Skin in Times of Extreme Heat
July 11, 2011--Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano dermatologist Paul Martinelli gave tips on proper use of sunscreen on KXAS Channel 5's early morning show on Monday, July 11. Dr. Martinelli urged viewers to use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30, and to apply every 2 hours.
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CBS11: Betsy Booth, Texans With Character
June 24, 2011--Betsy Booth, oncology nurse navigator at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, was named CBS 11's Texan with Character. In her role Betsy is able to get patients connected with hospital resources, community resources and support groups.
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CBS11: Race for Cure Not Over Yet
June 10, 2011--Nurse navigator Betsy Booth is there to talk with breast cancer patients when they have questions about any aspect of their cancer care. Gigi Steele, who was a former oncology nurse manager, values the resources Betsy offered her during Gigi's cancer treatment.
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CBS11: Protect Your Skin Before Heading Outdoors
May 27, 2011--Dermatologist Mark Thieberg urges people to put on sunscreen before they head out for the Memorial Holiday weekend. A history of bad sunburns as a child and teen can raise the risk of melanoma, the most deadly kind of skin cancer.
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NBC5: Most Teens In The Dark About Tanning Bed Dangers
May 19, 2011--According to American Academy of Dermatology, people who use tanning beds are at 75 percent greater risk for skin cancer than those who don't. Baylor Plano dermatologist Christy Riddle commented on this study for NBC 5's Julie Tam. Angie Riley, who as a teen tanned with tanning beds and out-of-doors, developed Stage 4 melanoma 20 years later.
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CBS11: Reasons For and Dealing with Adult Acne

May 10, 2011--Dermatologist Mark Thieberg talks about adult acne, especially in women. Thirty percent of adults have acne issues, which often are related to changes in hormones.

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CBS11: Some Diet Plans Help Fight Cancer

May 5, 2011--Oncologist Manish Gupta discussed how's and why's of healthy eating to protect body against cancer with anchor Doug Dunbar. He urged using common sense, eating fruits and vegetables along with whole grains. 
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NBC5: Are You A Twitter Addict

May 1, 2011--Constant checking of your Twitter account can be an addictive hit, professionals say. Dr. Jamile Ashmore, psychologist on the Baylor Plano medical staff says that Twitter may not be an addiction, but it can provide an ego boost to people.
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CW33: Permanent Makeup: Beauty is Skin Deep

April 27, 2011-- Health reporter Barry Carpenter shows us the dark side of permanent makeup. Cosmetic tattooing is the beauty buzz, just add ink and needles and you've got almost instant and perfect eye brows. Dr. Christy Riddle, dermatologist on the Baylor Plano medical staff, says that people may not realize it's a needle going into your skin.
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CBS11: Committed to A Weight Loss Program

April 21, 2011--Psychologist Jay Ashmore talked with CBS 11 about four road blocks in weight loss: medical, psychological, social and environmental. While diet and exercise are essential, patients need to assess if they are truly ready to make commitment for weight loss by examining road blocks.
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Dallas Morning News: Do you need a second opinion for your cancer diagnosis?

April 5, 2011--Baylor Plano nurse navigator Betsy Booth and oncologist Mark Engleman were among the experts quoted in Dallas Morning News, April 5, Healthy Living section on cancer.  

CBS11: Baylor Plano Helping 'Bypass' Buying A Recovery Wardrobe

April 1, 2011--The Baylor Plano bypass surgery support group not only helps support people in weight loss but offers wardrobe solutions, too. Patients donate clothing to be shared with other bypass patients as the patients slowly lose weight and change sizes – several times. The idea saves money since patients typically drop several sizes in the months following their surgery. The donated items are free. Story aired Friday, April 1, on 5 and 10 p.m. news, CBS 11.
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CBS11: Is the Weekend Interrupting Your Diet?

March 14, 2011--Dietitian Megan Moore gives tips about ways to "weekend-proof" your diet in a live interview on the 4 p.m. news, March 14, CBS 11.

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NBC5: Simple Test Can Predict Scoliosis Problems

March 08, 2011--Dr. Richard Hostin, Baylor Plano, explains how a genetic test, using salvia, helps identify adolescents at risk for severe scoliosis. Thanks to genetic test, 11-year-old patient Sara Ross was relieved to discover her back curve was mild and unlikely to progress.
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CBS11: Flu Season Isn't Over Yet
February 28, 2011--Don't count out the flu yet! Flu season lasts until May, so Baylor Plano internist Mildred McAfee urges people to get the vaccine.

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 CBS11: Getting Your Beauty Rest: Myth or Fact?
February 15, 2011--Is the need for beauty sleep real? Internist Christina Kuo discussed a study which looked at the concept of beauty sleep during a live 4 p.m.

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Dallas Morning News: Banish dry-skin woes with these expert tips
January 25, 2011--The Tuesday, January 25 Dallas Morning News health section featured three Baylor physicians who gave tips about dealing with dry skin during the winter.

CBS11: Some Fad Diets Can Hurt Your Waistline

January 18, 2011--Losing weight on a fad diet can be bad for you. Registered dietitian Megan Moore explained that the best diet is one that fits your lifestyle, helping you to maintain weight loss over the long term.

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CBS11: What Women Think
January 12, 2011--According to a new survey, one quarter of women surveyed think about food every half hour. Even though women are thinking about food, they're probably not enjoying it. 25% of women, say they are always worried about their weight. Doctor O'Connell, gynecologist, Baylor Plano says that how women think about food can have an impact on their relationships.
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CW33: 2011 Goal: Lose Weight, Get Fit

December 23, 2010--There's an app for that! Smart phone apps range from calorie counters to training apps, helping people keep track on their diets and exercise. Baylor Plano weight loss surgeon Nick Nicholson said Smartphone apps can keep people focused.
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 NBC5: Exercise After Breast Cancer Surgery May Be Good

December 21, 2010--Beating breast cancer is a tough battle that doesn't end when the tumor is gone. Physicians once believed that "less is more" regarding post-surgery physical activity. Survivor Jody Niece now plays competitive tennis just as she did before her breast cancer surgery. Manish Gupta, M.D., oncologist/Baylor Plano, discussed new study that examined if exercise increased likelihood of lymphedema. Researchers concluded exercise doesn't increase risk of lymphedema.

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CBS11: How To Avoid Concussions While Playing Sports

December 15, 2010--A new study reveals that concussion symptoms may vary between male and female student athletes. Orthopedist Sarang Desai, D.O., discusses importance of protecting student athletes from concussions by recognizing symptoms and by having students wear proper protective head gear during sport.
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 CBS: Training To Avoid Athletic Injuries
November 24, 2010--Orthopedic surgeon Sarang Desai, M.D., was interviewed during a live broadcast about training for holiday fun runs and other athletic activities on Channel 11's 4 p.m. news, Nov. 24. Dr. Desai, who is a runner, commented that the holidays a good time to begin an exercise program after checking with their physician.
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CW33: Overweight teens pack on pounds into adulthood
November 9, 2010-- Obesity in childhood often follows young girls into adulthood, according to new study. Dr. Nick Nicholson, weight loss surgeon on Baylor Plano medical staff, commented that parents unintentionally encourage children to "clean" their plates to earn dessert.
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CW33: Skin Scare!
October 25, 2010--Halloween can be scary for sensitive skin if you don't take extra care. Baylor Plano dermatologist Mark Thieberg gives tips to this year's ghouls and goblins, such as testing makeup before applying it to your skin and washing it off thoroughly. Story aired CW33, 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25.
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CW33: Breast Cancer Impacts Partner's Mental Health
October 13, 2010--Breast cancer patients' husbands face feelings of sadness, anger and even depression during spouses' cancer journey according to study in journal Cancer. Oncologist Manish Gupta, Baylor Plano, interviewed about effects of diagnosis on spouses, along with patient Stephanie Payne and husband Jim. Story aired CW33, Oct. 13, 9 pm. news.
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NBC5: The Heat-Headache Connection

August 20, 2010—If the hot summer heat makes you feel like someone has taken a jackhammer to your head, you are not alone. Christine Kuo, M.D., internal medicine physician on the Baylor Plano medical staff discusses the heat-headache connection.
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CW33: Advances in Scoliosis Testing

August 3, 2010 -- New tests used to detect scoliosis are allowing doctors to better predict how much the patient's spine will curve and customize treatment plans. The Baylor Scoliosis Center in Plano is using a new genetic test called "Scoliscore" to predict how a patient's scoliosis will progress and how aggressively it needs to be treated. Richard Hostin, M.D., with the Baylor Scoliosis Center commented on the test and the benefits of using it with patients on a new story on The CW, Channel 33.
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WFAA: Coping with Breast Cancer

August 3, 2010 -- Battling her own struggle with breast cancer, Dr. Susan Porter Levy, with Baylor Plano, is now using the techniques she uses on patients on herself. Her experience with helping others in crisis situations led her to start offering a free support group at Baylor Plano for women battling breast cancer. The classes are offered every other Monday from 4-5:30 p.m. She talked about the class and some of her techniques for coping with the pains of cancer on a recent "Our Neighbors" story on WFAA-TV, Channel 8 (ABC).
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CBS11: Soldier Brings Smiles to Patients – From His Wheelchair

July 2, 2010 -- Being wounded in battle and wheelchair-bound for life could eliminate one's desire to serve their country, but not for this soldier. Former Green Beret, Jason Morgan, and his service dog are now serving their country by bringing comfort and encouragement to the patients at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. Their story was told on a recent news broadcast on KTVT-TV, Channel 11 (CBS).
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FOX4: Plano Hospital Volunteers Named Hometown Heros

June 14, 2010 -- Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano has a unique program for a certain group of people who just can't stay away. Retired registered nurses can still do what they love to do as volunteers in The Nightingales program. This is The Nightingales' motto: "Ask permission to do a task and report back when you have completed that task." They don't act on their own; they assist nurses and help patients. Clarice Tinsley, Fox 4 anchor, interviewed retired nurses/co-coordinators Gigi Steele and Jo Cole about the nursing volunteers.
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CW33: Rumble in the Tummy? Maybe it's the hours you work
April 20, 2010 – Upset stomach? Maybe it's from the hours you work. A study links Irritable Bowel Syndrome with late shift work. Tya-Mae Julien, M.D., gastroenterologist on the Baylor Plano medical staff discusses why shift work employees are at higher risk for developing Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
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