Small steps can lead to effective nutritional game plan
Too many people try to tackle weight loss issues without taking into account the many small steps that lead to an overall healthier person.
UTSW, Paul Quinn College fill gap in mental health services
UT Southwestern aids in the establishment of the first mental health services program at Paul Quinn College.
RAS molecules act in pairs to cause cancer
Researchers at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center have shown that RAS molecules act in pairs, known as dimers, to cause cancer, findings that could help guide them to a treatment.
Study aims to narrow gap in end-of-life care for minorities
UT Southwestern has been selected as one of the sites in a five-year, multicenter study that aims to reduce disparities in the quality of end-of-life care often experienced by elderly African-Americans.
North Texan donates a kidney to save a stranger
It happens in America fewer than 200 times a year: An anonymous living donor gives part of herself to save a stranger. That was the case for one North Texas woman driven to make a difference in her late father’s honor. UT Southwestern granted her wish, and she later experienced a heartfelt meeting with her kidney recipient.
Proper exercise can reverse damage from heart aging
Exercise can reverse damage to sedentary, aging hearts and help prevent risk of future heart failure – if it’s enough exercise, and if it’s begun in time, according to a new study by cardiologists at UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources.
Sleeping sickness not just a sleeping disorder
An international study from the O’Donnell Brain Institute shows one of Africa’s most lethal diseases is actually a circadian rhythm disorder caused by the acceleration of biological clocks controlling a range of vital functions besides sleep.
Free clinics offer medical students patient experience
For many years, UT Southwestern medical students have provided assistance to underserved communities in Dallas. It’s both a labor of love and an opportunity for hands-on experience.
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Why sitting may be bad for your heart
Dr. James de Lemos said sedentary behavior is associated with obesity, insulin resistance and fat deposition in the heart, all of which can lead to injury to heart cells.
When cancer strikes twice
About a quarter of Americans 65 and older and 11 percent of younger adults who were previously treated for cancer were subsequently found to have one or more new cancers in a different site.
AHA president credits CPR for saving his life
Dr. John Warner talks about his recovery after having a cardiac problem during the AHA's annual Scientific Sessions.
Treating depression for those with chronic disease
No matter what, depression should not be ignored and symptoms and effects should be monitored closely, says Dr. Madhukar Trivedi.
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The principles that guide academic medicine
Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC President and CEO: With the inauguration of our new president and the convening of the 115th Congress, we have entered a new era of uncertainty in health care.
Peers may influence how well type 1 diabetes is managed
How young people with type 1 diabetes relate to their peers may have important effects on how well they manage the disease and how distressing it is for them.
Scientists are designing artisanal proteins for your body
The human body makes tens of thousands of cellular proteins, each for a particular task. Now researchers have learned to create custom versions not found in nature.
Spine surgery safer at hospitals than outpatient facilities
Patients who get spinal surgery at outpatient centers may be more likely to have serious complications or require repeat operations than their counterparts who get these procedures in a hospital.