On a flight to Boston for a dermatology conference, Dr. Suzanne Alkul heard a commotion in the row behind her. She turned around in her seat and saw a male passenger pale, sweating and struggling to breathe. Her instinct to help kicked in immediately.
When Baylor’s Teen Health Clinic first opened in 1968 at Jefferson Davis Hospital, it stood as a once-a-week maternity clinic serving adolescents who became pregnant. Today, it encompasses multiple clinics offering a spectrum of healthcare services.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, raising awareness about social distancing, washing hands and wearing masks has played an essential role in curbing the spread of COVID-19.
For those telecommuting during the pandemic, a bright spot of the adjusted schedule has been spending more time with pets. When Howard Timberlake, a coordinator in the Baylor finance department, began working from home in March 2020, he didn’t realize just how precious the extra time with his four-legged family members would be.
Pediatric cardiologist Dr. Keila Lopez has always been passionate about public health and working with minority and underrepresented groups. She is now bringing her expertise to the Mayor’s Office for the City of Houston. Lopez has been named to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hispanic Advisory Board.