We hope you’ve had a good week! While you’re gearing up for a (hopefully) relaxing weekend, here are a few things you may have missed from this past week.
Celebrating the White Coat Ceremony
Last week, first-year medical students at Baylor College of Medicine participated in the White Coat Ceremony. Donning the white coats is a rite of passage for students, as they take an oath asserting their commitment to the very highest standards of ethics and healthcare.
Couldn’t make the ceremony? See the video highlights of students at this year’s White Coat Ceremony.
Browse photos on Facebook of students, friends and family at the White Coat Ceremony and enjoying Family Day.
Read words of wisdom from a third-year student about what the White Coat Ceremony means.
‘Cuddle hormone’: Could it provide a treatment for autism?
A new study is looking at whether oxytocin – sometimes called the cuddle hormone – could help with some of the social functioning symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Baylor College of Medicine specialist says that, ideally, outcomes will help provide a better idea about what’s actually happening in the brains of those with autism.
How well do you know your grains?
Grains have become a top health trend in cooking and eating healthy. This week, a Houston Chronicle blogger asked an entertaining health question: Is it a grain of a “Lord of the Rings” character?
Just for fun, test yourself and see if you can tell the difference.
Not into eating quinoa or bulgur? Don’t want to make any huge changes to the way you cook? You can still make healthy choices without altering your recipes too much. Check out these tips for healthy cooking and baking alternatives.
Gift to fund study of rare disorder
Have you heard of Ehlers Danlos syndrome? A rare, incurable tissue disorder, which results in weakened tendons and ligaments, it can range from mild to life-threatening. With a new $1 million gift, Baylor College of Medicine geneticist Dr. Brendan Lee hopes to find out more about the disorder and how to treat weak tendons, ligaments and skin.
-By Jordan Magaziner