Hope you’re all looking forward to a nice, long weekend and there’s plenty of fun and relaxation on your schedule. Before you get too far into weekend mode, here are some happenings that you may have missed from this past week.
BCM graduation recap
Again, we want to congratulate all of the 2013 graduates! In case you missed any part of the celebration, here are a few ways you can experience or re-experience graduation:
- Browse through photo slideshows, a news release, and more.
- See a profile of the graduating students by the numbers.
- Check out our Throwback Thursday post about graduates from the past.
- Take a look at Match Day by the numbers to see where students are heading next.
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and bipolar disorder
Recently, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones’ diagnosis of bipolar II disorder has brought public attention to an often stigmatized mental health issue. Baylor College of Medicine psychiatry expert weighs in on the diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
Benefits of heart-rate monitors
For those who regularly exercise, why use heart-rate monitors? Dr. Theodore Shybut, orthopedic surgery assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine – who’s a runner himself – takes part in a Q & A on the benefits of heart-rate monitors.
Club drug may help depression
BCM researchers were among those to discover that patients with treatment-resistant depression were twice as likely to report improvement after taking ketamine – better known as the hallucinogenic drug that some call “Special K.”
This drug has become popular in some nightclub scenes because of its “out-of-body” effects, and much research still has to be done.
-By Jordan Magaziner