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Texas Docs Care Offers Free Telemedicine Access for Hurricane Victims

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Hurricane evacuees living in Texas now can have free access to an ER physician via a video and text messaging app from CirrusMD through UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Texas Docs Care program.

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Imaging, Spine Health, Brain Spine, Research, Patient Care, Ut Southwestern

Do You Really Need That MRI?

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Do you really need that MRI? Your doctor may order an MRI based on factors other than your actual medical need for imaging, researchers in UT Southwestern’s Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research found. Their study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that a physician’s prior image-ordering habits, as well as ownership of the equipment, were strong indicators of unnecessary imaging orders.

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UTSW Lung Cancer Researcher Named NCI Outstanding Investigator

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has selected UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researcher Dr. Ralph DeBerardinis to receive its prestigious Outstanding Investigator Award. The award includes annual funding of $600,000 for seven years to support Dr. DeBerardinis’ continuing research into changes in cellular metabolism that occur in cancer.

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Tri-Regulator Collaborative Releases Position Statements Addressing Electronic Health Records, Practitioner Burnout

The Tri-Regulator Collaborative, which represents the governing boards of the three organizations representing the state boards that license physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists – the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) – have drafted and approved two position statements that highlight the organizations’ shared commitment to protecting public health as well as the common issues faced by the three groups.

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CPRIT Awards $34M to UTSW for Cancer Research, Recruitment

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The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded UT Southwestern researchers more than $34 million for cancer research and faculty recruitment, including support for programs in pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma.

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FSMB Releases Free Online Education Module for Medical Students and Residents

The FSMB is committed to assisting member medical and osteopathic boards in their educational outreach efforts to medical students and residents. The FSMB Workgroup on Education for Medical Regulation has designed a series of modules on various aspects of medical regulation to inform future licensed physicians.

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Mental Health, Trauma, Anxiety, Natural Disasters, Ut Southwestern

Coping with Mental Anxiety From Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

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Communities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will spend years recovering from the destruction left in the storms’ wake.

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Combination Immunotherapy Improves Kidney Cancer Survival

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A combination immunotherapy treatment showed better overall survival in patients with previously untreated advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma than current therapy, according to results from a phase 3 clinical trial presented at a symposium for medical oncology in Spain.

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Researchers Find That Body Clock, Gut Microbiota Work Together to Pack on the Pounds

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UT Southwestern researchers have uncovered new clues about how gut bacteria and the body’s circadian clock work together to promote body fat accumulation.

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Heart Disease, Cardiology, Family History, heart attacks, Research, Ut Southwestern

South Asians with Family History of Heart Disease at Greater Risk

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New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists shows that people of South Asian descent with a family history of coronary heart disease are significantly more likely to have high levels of calcium buildup in their arteries – an indicator of higher risk for heart attacks.







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