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Novel surgical technique may be more effective in treating common eyelid disorder

A novel, minimally invasive surgical technique for correcting blepharoptosis – often called “droopy eyelid” – is more efficient and produces better results than the traditional method that uses sutures, according to a UT Southwestern Medical...
5-Jun-2023 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Obesity drugs help patients lose weight regained years after bariatric surgery

Anti-obesity medications, including semaglutide (Ozempic and Wegovy), can effectively help patients manage weight regained after bariatric surgery, a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers shows.
1-Jun-2023 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH funding to propel UT Southwestern research into human heart regeneration

Ongoing research at UT Southwestern Medical Center exploring the ability of human heart cells to regenerate after a heart attack or other cardiovascular event will be accelerated by a new award from the National Institutes of Health.
1-Jun-2023 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mortality high for children whose caregivers decline tracheostomies, UTSW study shows

Forty percent of critically ill children whose parents or other caregivers declined tracheostomies died within 24 months, and half of all deaths occurred within six weeks, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center...
31-May-2023 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New study sheds light on complex genetics of autism in East African families

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified hundreds of genomic variants associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in East African families who have a markedly higher prevalence of the neurodevelopmental condition than other...
22-May-2023 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New neurodevelopmental disorder identified among patients with common symptoms

A new type of developmental disability caused by mutations in a gene known as CBX1 has been discovered by a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher and his colleagues. The findings, reported in Genetics in Medicine, an official journal of the...
17-May-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Some cervical cancer patients at higher risk for UTIs after radical hysterectomies

Women with early-stage cervical cancer had significantly higher chances of developing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) after radical hysterectomies if they were smokers or used a catheter for more than seven days post-surgery,...
16-May-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Antibodies associated with rare disorder may signal future risk of heart attack and stroke

Seemingly healthy people whose blood contained antibodies associated with a condition called antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) were significantly more likely to experience a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke than those without, a...
16-May-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Start screenings at age 45 to prevent colorectal cancer, UT Southwestern experts advise

Colorectal cancer is on the rise among younger adults. According to the American Cancer Society, the proportion of cases among people under 55 increased from 11% in 1995 to 20% in 2019, and it is now the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for...
6-Jun-2023 11:05 AM EDT

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Receiving treatment for postpartum depression ‘important for the entire family’

Depression is considered the most common complication of childbirth, and new mothers shouldn’t feel ashamed or embarrassed about seeking mental health care and treatments including therapy and medication, advised experts at UT Southwestern Medical...
25-May-2023 10:35 AM EDT

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Regular exercise key to treating osteoarthritis, UT Southwestern rheumatologist says

If it hurts when you grip a cup of coffee, get up from a chair, or climb the stairs, you may have osteoarthritis, one of the most common types of arthritis. And though your achy joints seem to be telling you to take it easy, that’s exactly what...
24-May-2023 10:05 AM EDT

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Poor sleep can lead to long-term health problems for older adults, UTSW specialists say

It’s a common misconception that older adults need less sleep than those younger, but many get fewer hours due to insomnia and various health problems, including sleep apnea and heart trouble. In addition to a reduced quality of life, long-term...
10-May-2023 1:15 PM EDT

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UT Southwestern Q&A: Experts offer tips on talking to kids about traumatic events

Following the latest mass shooting at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas, on Saturday and other violent incidents across the country, parents may find themselves trying to navigate difficult conversations with their children. What to say is just as...
8-May-2023 12:55 PM EDT

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Skin conditions may indicate more serious rheumatic disease, UT Southwestern physician says

While rheumatic diseases typically affect the joints, muscles, or ligaments, the first signs of a problem may appear on the skin. A UT Southwestern physician who specializes in rheumatology says it’s essential to know what to look for.
21-Apr-2023 11:05 AM EDT

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UT Southwestern nephrologist addresses National Kidney Foundation

Susan Hedayati, M.D., Director of Clinical and Population Health Research in Nephrology at UT Southwestern, has spent a career investigating the links between kidney disease and depression and developing methods to improve care from a...
12-Apr-2023 3:50 PM EDT

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Awareness vital to improving Parkinson’s patients’ quality of life, UTSW neurologist says

About 1 million people in the United States have Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurological disorder that ranks second to Alzheimer’s among the most common neurodegenerative diseases. While many tend to associate Parkinson’s with hand...
3-Apr-2023 12:45 PM EDT

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