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UT Southwestern designated Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence

UT Southwestern designated Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center has been certified a Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA) - one of less than 30 Centers of Excellence nationwide and the first certified center in North Texas.

Little hats spread heart health awareness to families

Little hats spread heart health awareness to families

 

As part of the Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign, the American Heart Association and UT Southwestern teamed up with volunteers from around the country to give red hats to babies born in February and spread awareness for heart health.

Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk

Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk

 

Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer's disease.

Parkland, UT Southwestern receive Texas Hospital Association Bill Aston Award for Quality

Parkland, UT Southwestern receive Texas Hospital Association Bill Aston Award for Quality

 

Parkland Health & Hospital System and UT Southwestern Medical Center received the 2017 Bill Aston Award for Quality at the annual conference of the Texas Hospital Association (THA) on Feb. 7 in Houston for a project that has significantly improved the rate of voluntary human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine delivery in Dallas County.

Cancer researcher's life saved by CAR-T treatment

Cancer researcher's life saved by CAR-T treatment

 

Dr. Woodring Wright, a UT Southwestern Professor of Cell Biology who studies the end caps of chromosomal DNA, called telomeres, hoping to find ways to fight aging and cancer, had multiple myeloma.

CAR-T clinical trial enrolling multiple myeloma patients

CAR-T clinical trial enrolling multiple myeloma patients

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of nine exclusive sites in the country enrolling multiple myeloma patients for a clinical trial of the CAR-T "living drug" therapy for cancer.

Commentary: Should more pregnant women be induced at 39 weeks?

Commentary: Should more pregnant women be induced at 39 weeks?

 

UT Southwestern was part of a study called A Randomized Trial of Induction Versus Expectant Management (ARRIVE), which suggests that induction of labor at 39 weeks for low-risk women – instead of waiting for labor to begin naturally – might reduce maternal complications and even the rate of cesarean (C-section) delivery.

Blood test plus ultrasound boosts liver cancer detection by 40 percent

Blood test plus ultrasound boosts liver cancer detection by 40 percent

 

Combing ultrasound imaging with a blood test for high alpha fetoprotein (AFP) levels improves detection of early-stage liver cancer by as much as 40 percent, researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center found.

Warner selected as EVP to lead UT Southwestern Health System

Warner selected as EVP to lead UT Southwestern Health System

 

Following a national search, renowned cardiologist Dr. John J. Warner, CEO of UT Southwestern's University Hospitals, has been appointed to lead UT Southwestern's patient care enterprise for the Medical Center.

Study shows liver cells with whole genome duplications protect against cancer

Study shows liver cells with whole genome duplications protect against cancer

 

Researchers at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern have discovered that cells in the liver with whole genome duplications, known as polyploid cells, can protect the liver against cancer.