Health & Wellness Tips

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash

 

UT Southwestern’s Master of Clinical Nutrition student Jill Kuzniarek shares with us her famous stuffed acorn squash.

Choosing a colon cancer test

Choosing a colon cancer test

 

If you’re close to age 50 or older, your physician has probably been asking you to get checked for colon cancer. Which test is right for you?

Olive oil, nuts make good cholesterol even better

Olive oil, nuts make good cholesterol even better

 

Increasing the amount of olive oil or nuts in your diet may make your good cholesterol do its job better, says Dr. Anand Rohatgi, a preventive cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

White bean and tomato bruschetta salad

White bean and tomato bruschetta salad

 

It's a twist on a popular Italian recipe, and it's chock-full of heart healthy ingredients.

Moderation key to days of wine and chocolate

Moderation key to days of wine and chocolate

 

If wine and chocolate are on the menu for Valentine’s Day, you might be doing your heart a tiny little favor, but moderation remains key, says Dr. Joseph Hill, Chief of Cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Heart healthy sweet potato nachos

Heart healthy sweet potato nachos

 

It's comfort food without the guilt. Clinical dietitian Dr. Lona Sandon of UT Southwestern's School of Health Professions shows us a recipe big on taste, low on calories, and quick to bake.

A spoonful of peanut butter may help keep allergy away

A spoonful of peanut butter may help keep allergy away

 

A spoonful of peanut butter may help keep a peanut allergy away, but check first with your pediatrician.

Allergic to penicillin? Might want to check.

Allergic to penicillin? Might want to check.

 

If your health records indicate that you are allergic to penicillin, consider verifying that with an allergy test.

HPV vaccine doesn’t eliminate need for Pap smear

HPV vaccine doesn’t eliminate need for Pap smear

 

Although the HPV vaccine was made available in 2006 to help prevent cervical cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer specialists note it’s still important to get a Pap smear screening test as well.

Dads can get postpartum depression too

Dads can get postpartum depression too

 

When people think about postpartum depression, mothers are the primary focus, but studies have shown that up to 10 percent of fathers struggle with it as well.