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Patients with family history of age-related macular degeneration should be screened by 55
Patients with a family history of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of permanent vision loss in those older than 60, should visit an ophthalmologist by age 55 to be screened for signs of the disease, advises an expert at UT...
21-Mar-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Patients prefer immediate access to medical test results online, even if it’s bad news
Patients overwhelmingly prefer to receive test results as soon as they are available on online medical portals, even if it means viewing the results prior to discussing them with their doctor, a new study co-led by researchers at UT Southwestern and...
20-Mar-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Nearly 100% of UT Southwestern medical students match to residency programs nationally, across Texas
Nearly 100% of UT Southwestern Medical School students matched to residency programs – well above the national average of 94% – including about half who matched to hospitals affiliated with U.S. News & World Report's top 25 medical schools,...
17-Mar-2023 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Simmons Cancer Center investigators receive nearly $15 million in CPRIT funding
Ten scientists in the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center have been awarded nearly $15 million in grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to advance research on a wide...
13-Mar-2023 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites
UT Southwestern Medical Center announces the Beth Levine, M.D. Prize in Autophagy Research
UT Southwestern Medical Center has established the Beth Levine, M.D. Prize in Autophagy Research, an annual award and lecture for exceptional scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of autophagy.
9-Mar-2023 12:10 PM EST Add to Favorites
Healthy gut bacteria can help fight cancer in other parts of the body, UTSW researchers find
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered how healthy bacteria can escape the intestine, travel to lymph nodes and cancerous tumors elsewhere in the body, and boost the effectiveness of certain immunotherapy drugs. The findings,...
9-Mar-2023 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites
UT Southwestern scientists discover agent that reverses effects of intoxication
A shot of a liver-produced hormone called FGF21 sobered up mice that had passed out from alcohol, allowing them to regain consciousness and coordination much faster than those that didn’t receive this treatment, UT Southwestern researchers report...
7-Mar-2023 12:40 PM EST Add to Favorites
Response to hormone therapy predicts radiation resistance in ER+ breast cancer
How estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer responds to hormone therapy may hold keys to understanding how it will respond to radiation therapy, and an experimental drug that increases the effectiveness of hormone therapy also overcomes...
6-Mar-2023 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites
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Re-establish consistent sleep patterns to adjust to daylight saving time
The shift to daylight saving time disrupts the body’s biological clock, affecting sleep patterns and how we function. A UT Southwestern Medical Center neuroscientist explains why.
10-Mar-2023 1:05 PM EST
As allergy season approaches, UTSW physician offers tips on treatment, prevention
It’s almost that dreaded time of year, when spring and summer allergies can make life miserable for many. Ashley Agan, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, said...
2-Mar-2023 1:05 PM EST
Stay alert to avoid falls that can cause serious injuries, UT Southwestern orthopedist says
Slipping on ice or tripping over a curb can result in broken bones or more serious injuries. To avoid taking an unexpected tumble, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and watch where you’re walking, a UT Southwestern Medical Center...
2-Feb-2023 5:05 AM EST
UT Southwestern ophthalmologist shares techniques for cataract surgery complications
Patients undergoing cataract surgery typically have their natural lens replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). But complications occasionally arise that require the placement of a more surgically challenging secondary IOL. Several...
24-Jan-2023 7:05 AM EST
Consider risks and alternatives before deciding on LASIK surgery, UT Southwestern ophthalmologists say
Patients considering LASIK vision correction surgery should weigh the risks as well as benefits and see a doctor who can assess whether they are a good candidate for the procedure, according to an ophthalmologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
13-Jan-2023 11:10 AM EST
How parents can help their kids with asthma avoid serious attacks
UTSW pediatric pulmonologist highlights how to reduce risk of serious asthma attack
8-Nov-2022 4:05 PM EST
UTSW Optometrist Offers Optimum Care Guidelines for Contact Lens Users
A recent viral video showing a California ophthalmologist removing 23 contact lenses from an elderly patient’s eye has drawn attention to the importance of properly using contact lenses to ensure the health of your eyes.
3-Nov-2022 2:05 PM EDT
How to Protect Yourself Against Summer Urinary Tract Infections
Summertime means lots of opportunities for fun in the sun. But this year’s high temperatures also bring an increased risk of dehydration that can cause urinary tract infections (UTIs), said Maude Carmel, M.D., Associate Professor of Urology at UT...
3-Sep-2022 11:05 PM EDT