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Article ID: 708259

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 4:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 708257

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 4:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 708238

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:
18-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708193

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.

Released:
15-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708192

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:
15-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707963

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

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 707961

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:
12-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707633

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.

Released:
6-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 707575

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:
5-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707504

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.

Released:
4-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

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