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Released: 3-Dec-2019 10:25 AM EST
Agape Center Dermatologist Recognized for Providing Free, Multidisciplinary Care
American Academy of Dermatology

Dr. Amit G. Pandya receives national honor from the American Academy of Dermatology

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Released: 27-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Two Lifesaving Discoveries Help Four Generations of Women
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Four generations of women, who all have the same hereditary condition – familial hypercholesterolemia – form a story interwoven with the discovery of new treatments that have benefited millions of people.

Newswise: Dr. William T. Dauer selected as inaugural director of UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute
Released: 26-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Dr. William T. Dauer selected as inaugural director of UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute
UT Southwestern Medical Center

William T. Dauer, M.D., a neurologist acclaimed for his research into dystonia and Parkinson’s disease, has been selected as the first Director of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He will begin his new position July 1.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 3:20 AM EST
Sports Innovation Conference Returns February 27 With Star-Studded Lineup
Idea Grove

The sixth annual Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Sports Innovation Conference returns to the Knight Management Center on Wednesday, February 27.

Released: 22-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST
Future of Arts, Media & Entertainment Summit Brings Heavy Hitters From NYC, Hollywood & Bay Area to Stanford
Idea Grove

The annual Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Future of Arts, Media, and Entertainment Summit (FAME) will be held at the Knight Management Center on Wednesday, March 6.

Newswise: EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance
20-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Study shows that acetate, an acid found in some foods, may help doctors intervene when seizures are imminent.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 4:45 PM EST
Rate of Highchair Misuse Climbs
UT Southwestern Medical Center

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports a 25 percent leap in children injured using highchairs – the biggest jump in large-volume categories that included highchairs, strollers, cribs/mattresses, and infant carriers.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 4:30 PM EST
Avoiding Selfie Elbow, Texting Thumb
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Specialists are seeing more and more repetitive stress injuries from overuse of smartphones and tablets ­– the main instigators of emerging conditions like texting thumb and selfie elbow.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Hormone therapy may increase cardiovascular risk during gender transition
American Heart Association (AHA)

Patients receiving hormone therapy as part of their gender-transition treatment had an elevated risk for cardiovascular events, including strokes, heart attacks and blood clots, according to a study published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

Released: 15-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Beware of Bacteria at the Gym
UT Southwestern Medical Center

MRSA transmission between individuals has been associated with locker rooms and gyms where there is sharing of common equipment.

Newswise: Hypnosis Through Virtual Reality Aids in Medical Recovery
Released: 15-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Hypnosis Through Virtual Reality Aids in Medical Recovery
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Anesthesiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are helping to explore the use of hypnosis through virtual reality to lessen postoperative pain and anxiety in children.

Released: 12-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Better chocolate choices benefit heart health
UT Southwestern Medical Center

For Valentine’s Day consideration, skip the milk chocolate candy and replace it with a cup of dark hot cocoa.

Released: 12-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Time for a talk about vaping?
UT Southwestern Medical Center

With new findings that show an unprecedented jump in nicotine-containing electronic cigarette usage among teens, many parents wonder how best to approach the topic.

Released: 6-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
FSMB: Maryland Bill Limits Patient Rights
Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

The Federation of State Medical Boards strongly opposes Maryland Senate Bill 372 which poses a risk to patients. SB 372 would require the Maryland State Board of Physicians to expunge records of physicians with a public reprimand or probation three years after the final disposition of the case.

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Released: 5-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
A ‘shocking’ stigma: Magnets offer alternative for patients with major depression
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern is the only clinical trial site in the U.S. using a new form of brain stimulation to treat major depression.

Released: 4-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network listed No. 1 in U.S. for Medicare savings
UT Southwestern Medical Center

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network (SWHR ACN) saved almost $30 million in 2017, with an overall quality score of 100 percent for the fiscal year.

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Released: 30-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Athletes can rest easy: Extreme exercise does not raise heart disease risk or mortality
UT Southwestern Medical Center

High volumes of exercise are safe, even when coronary calcium levels are high.

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Released: 23-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Hope for life
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center is helping the Duff family organize a gene therapy clinical trial to treat Talia’s condition, called Charcot Marie Tooth disease, type 4J (CMT4J).

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Released: 23-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Hope for life
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center is helping the Duff family organize a gene therapy clinical trial to treat Talia’s condition, called Charcot Marie Tooth disease, type 4J (CMT4J).

Released: 18-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
Liver cancer patients can be treated for Hep C infection
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A large, multi-center study refutes earlier suggestions that antiviral drugs for treating hepatitis C may lead to a higher recurrence of liver cancer.

Released: 17-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
Time for Dallas to Capitalize on Biotech Potential
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas is well-known for its oil industry, corporate headquarters, and technology startups. But did you know that the science behind some of the best-selling prescription drugs of all time was developed here?

Released: 17-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
Tips for Tackling Your Diet at Super Bowl Parties
UT Southwestern Medical Center

If you have resolved to eat healthier to manage your diabetes, blood pressure, or cholesterol, parties can present a challenge, so it’s important to have a game plan before tackling the Super Bowl spread.

Released: 15-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Take action to prevent cervical cancer
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, making it a preventable cancer, say UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians.

Released: 15-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Take action to prevent cervical cancer
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, making it a preventable cancer, say UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians.

Newswise: Big genome found in tiny forest defoliator
Released: 14-Jan-2019 6:05 PM EST
Big genome found in tiny forest defoliator
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Drs. Don Gammon and Nick Grishin of UT Southwestern have sequenced the genomes of the European gypsy moth and its even more destructive cousin, the Asian gypsy moth.

Released: 8-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
Michigan Joins Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

Michigan becomes the 25th state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact - offering an expedited pathway to licensure for physicians wishing to practice in multiple states.

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Released: 7-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
Stuck on the couch? Good exercise habits derailed by common food additive
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Inorganic phosphate, a food additive and preservative used in up to 70 percent of food in the American diet, may be contributing to couch potato behavior.

31-Jan-2019 4:45 PM EST
The Dangers of Hidden Fat: Exercise Is Your Best Defense Against Deep Abdominal Fat
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Researchers analyzed two types of interventions – lifestyle modification (exercise) and pharmacological (medicine) – to learn how best to defeat fat lying deep in the belly.

Newswise: Single-Incision Surgery Speeds Recovery for Cancer Patient
Released: 2-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Single-Incision Surgery Speeds Recovery for Cancer Patient
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A new robotic surgery device allows for all of the necessary surgical tools to be inserted through one 1-inch hole, whereas standard laparoscopic surgery requires five or six small incisions.

Released: 14-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
Research suggests path to vaccine or drug for late-onset Alzheimer’s
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern researchers have succeeded in neutralizing what they believe is a primary factor in late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, opening the door to development of a drug that could be administered before age 40, and taken for life, to potentially prevent the disease in 50 to 80 percent of at-risk adults.

Newswise: New discoveries predict ability to forecast dementia from single molecule
Released: 11-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
New discoveries predict ability to forecast dementia from single molecule
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer’s disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type of dementia will develop over time – a form of personalized medicine for neurodegenerative diseases.

Newswise: Multidisciplinary care improves outcomes of patients with brain metastases
Released: 5-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST
Multidisciplinary care improves outcomes of patients with brain metastases
UT Southwestern Medical Center

New data reveals the life expectancy of patients with kidney cancer that’s traveled to the brain has now stretched from months to years.

Newswise: Single workout can boost metabolism for days
Released: 4-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Single workout can boost metabolism for days
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows neurons in mice that influence metabolism are active for up to two days after a single workout.

Newswise: FSMB Releases 2018 U.S. Medical Regulatory Trends and Actions Report
Released: 4-Dec-2018 9:05 AM EST
FSMB Releases 2018 U.S. Medical Regulatory Trends and Actions Report
Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

The 2018 report features detailed information about the make-up and policies of each state medical board, physician licensure statistics and aggregate national physician disciplinary data. The report emphasizes the importance of informing patients on how to gather information about physicians, learn how to file a complaint, and utilize the services of their state medical board.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Health Opens Pflugerville’s First Hospital, Expands Care Delivery in Travis County
Released: 1-Dec-2018 7:00 AM EST
Baylor Scott & White Health Opens Pflugerville’s First Hospital, Expands Care Delivery in Travis County
Baylor Scott and White Health

Baylor Scott & White Health today opened its newest medical center, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Pflugerville, the system’s first hospital constructed in Travis County. The new medical center, at 2600 E. Pflugerville Pkwy, Suite 100, Pflugerville, TX 78660, now offers inpatient hospital services. Baylor Scott & White Health has also opened primary care and specialty care clinics to serve local patients.

Newswise: UT Southwestern Leads the Way in Single-Incision Surgery
Released: 29-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
UT Southwestern Leads the Way in Single-Incision Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center this week became the first hospital in Texas to perform single-incision, robotic surgery.

Newswise: UT Southwestern Leads the Way in Single-Incision Surgery
Released: 29-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
UT Southwestern Leads the Way in Single-Incision Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center this week became the first hospital in Texas to perform single-incision, robotic surgery.

Newswise: ‘Brain on Fire’ Cases Epitomize Benefits of Dual-Trained Doctors
Released: 29-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
‘Brain on Fire’ Cases Epitomize Benefits of Dual-Trained Doctors
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Glen Carter did not have schizophrenia but rather a rare form of brain inflammation that would not have been reversed with antipsychotic medication.

Newswise: ‘Brain on Fire’ Cases Epitomize Benefits of Dual-Trained Doctors
Released: 29-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
‘Brain on Fire’ Cases Epitomize Benefits of Dual-Trained Doctors
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Glen Carter did not have schizophrenia but rather a rare form of brain inflammation that would not have been reversed with antipsychotic medication.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Health Breaks Ground on New Sports and Orthopedic Center
Released: 29-Nov-2018 1:00 PM EST
Baylor Scott & White Health Breaks Ground on New Sports and Orthopedic Center
Baylor Scott and White Health

Baylor Scott & White Health is announced today on a new facility with a goal of promoting the community’s health and wellbeing while advancing sports medicine and injury prevention in the Waco area.

Newswise: Scientists solve longtime mystery in innate immunity
Released: 28-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
Scientists solve longtime mystery in innate immunity
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Scientists have long wondered how one protein, NLRP3, can promote inflammation in response to a wide range of seemingly unrelated stimuli.

Released: 20-Nov-2018 3:30 PM EST
Time for Young Men to Get Smart About Testicular Cancer
UT Southwestern Medical Center

In November, some men grow mustaches to bring attention to men’s health issues. It’s also a good time for young men to learn about testicular cancer, the cancer that is most likely to strike them in the prime of life.

Newswise: Enzyme Discovery Points Researchers Toward Starving Lung Cancer as a Potential Treatment
Released: 20-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
Enzyme Discovery Points Researchers Toward Starving Lung Cancer as a Potential Treatment
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern researchers have found that an enzyme on the surface of some lung cancer cells helps feed the cancer, making it a tempting treatment target.

Newswise: DNA Vaccine Reduces Both Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer’s
15-Nov-2018 3:00 PM EST
DNA Vaccine Reduces Both Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer’s
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A DNA vaccine tested in mice reduces accumulation of both types of toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to research that scientists say may pave the way to a clinical trial.

Released: 14-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
African ancestry associated with risk factors for heart failure
UT Southwestern Medical Center

African-Americans are known to have certain cardiac conditions that are linked to a greater occurrence of heart failure at a younger age than Caucasians. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center analyzed data from the Dallas Heart Study to determine why.

Newswise: UT Southwestern scientists honored as rising stars in Texas research
Released: 14-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
UT Southwestern scientists honored as rising stars in Texas research
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Two UT Southwestern faculty members have been selected to receive 2019 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST).

12-Nov-2018 12:10 PM EST
Latino-Owned Business Growth Lags, Despite Comparable Profitability Trends to White-Owned Businesses
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Report Assesses Barriers to Growth by Examining Latino-Owned Businesses’ Financing Needs and Challenges, and Regional Differences Nationwide

Released: 9-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Elagolix reduces menstrual bleeding from most common uterine tumors
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A new oral drug significantly reduced menstrual bleeding for women with the most common gynecologic tumors in the United States – benign tumors that disproportionately affect African-Americans, an international clinical trial found.

Released: 8-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Issues 3,000th License
Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission has issued 3,426 medical licenses since its launch in 2017.

Released: 5-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
UT Southwestern receives grant from the Amgen Foundation to host Amgen Scholars Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center has been awarded a four-year grant from the Amgen Foundation to provide hands-on laboratory experience to undergraduate students across the North Texas region through the Amgen Scholars Program.


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