August 2011 News Tips

Don’t let snakes sneak up on you
Summertime is when the majority of snake bites occur nationwide. Most of the bites occur between April and October, when outdoor activities are popular. Read More

Taking the sting out of jellyfish encounters
If you’re headed to the ocean this summer, watch out for jellyfish as you wade into the waters or walk along the shore, emergency medicine physicians from UT Southwestern Medical Center warn. Read More

Pay attention to concussion signs
If your high school athlete is playing in 7-on-7 summer football leagues or heading out to the practice field this month, UT Southwestern Medical Center sports medicine doctors urge parents to take time to review the latest guidelines about concussions. Read More

Cheaper progesterone for women as effective as Makena
Progesterone vaginal suppositories offer an effective alternative to the highly touted, expensive drug Makena in preventing preterm birth – and at a fraction of the cost, says UT Southwestern Medical Center obstetrician Dr. Gary Cunningham. Read More