2017 Article Archive

More not necessarily better with heart valve operations

More not necessarily better with heart valve operations

 

New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists counters long-held beliefs that hospitals performing greater numbers of heart valve surgeries have better outcomes.

Study questions exclusion of cancer survivors from trials

Study questions exclusion of cancer survivors from trials

 

A quarter of newly diagnosed cancer patients 65 or older are survivors who had a prior cancer – often preventing them from participating in clinical trials, researchers from UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center have found.

Southwestern Health Resources ACN ranked No. 7 with millions saved, quality measures above 95 percent

Southwestern Health Resources ACN ranked No. 7 with millions saved, quality measures above 95 percent

 

The Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network (ACN) has saved the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) more than $73 million over the past three years, including nearly $37.3 million in 2016, while maintaining a Quality Score over 95 percent, according to the latest figures.

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics program offers continuum of family care

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics program offers continuum of family care

 

Dr. Albin and Dr. Jason Newman, also Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, helped establish the Medical Center’s first combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med/Peds) clinical practice and residency program in 2016.

Deletion of a stem cell factor promotes TBI recovery in mice

Deletion of a stem cell factor promotes TBI recovery in mice

 

UT Southwestern molecular biologists report the unexpected finding that selectively deleting a stem cell transcription factor in adult mice promotes recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Uninsured heart attack, stroke patients face ‘catastrophic’ costs

Uninsured heart attack, stroke patients face ‘catastrophic’ costs

 

Heart attack and stroke patients without medical insurance face “devastating” healthcare costs that can bankrupt them, research from UT Southwestern and other centers shows.

Hong named THR Clinical Scholar to fuel research to improve health care, control costs

Hong named THR Clinical Scholar to fuel research to improve health care, control costs

 

Dr. Arthur Hong, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Clinical Sciences at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been selected as recipient of the Texas Health Resources Clinical Scholar Award for his research into how to improve the cost, quality, and delivery of health care.

AHA President resting comfortably after minor heart attack

AHA President resting comfortably after minor heart attack

 

Dr. John Warner, President of the American Heart Association, Vice President and CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals, and Professor of Internal Medicine in Cardiology, suffered a minor heart attack this morning during the American Heart Association’s annual Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, California.

O’Donnell Brain Institute joins global effort to map human cells

O’Donnell Brain Institute joins global effort to map human cells

 

The O’Donnell Brain Institute will help in an international effort to map and characterize all the cells in the human body, an ambitious project aimed at gaining insight into how cellular changes can cause disease.

The envelopes please: Art show winners announced

The envelopes please: Art show winners announced

 

Winners of the 2017 On My Own Time art show