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Hypertension in young adults shows long-term heart risks

Hypertension in young adults shows long-term heart risks

 

Otherwise healthy young people with high systolic blood pressure over 140 are at greater risk for future artery stiffening linked to an increased risk of stroke as well as possible damage to the kidneys and brain, new research shows.

A minimally traumatizing surgery for a maximum-risk heart

A minimally traumatizing surgery for a maximum-risk heart

 

Seven percent. That’s the percentage of the blood in Tommy Lloyd’s heart that would flow through his aorta with each squeeze of his heart. For a healthy heart, that number should be about 70 percent.

Hospital-acquired anemia more common, increases risks

Hospital-acquired anemia more common, increases risks

 

One in three patients hospitalized for medical problems experienced a drop in their red blood cell count due to the hospitalization – a concept called hospital-acquired anemia, new research showed.

Saving Ryan: A dramatic tale of hope, persistence, and medical ingenuity

Saving Ryan: A dramatic tale of hope, persistence, and medical ingenuity

 

Ryan Dant was afraid. He knew he likely wouldn’t live to see his 11th birthday due to a virulent disease that would stiffen his limbs, attack his heart, and destroy his brain.

Research elucidates hormone ghrelin’s role in blood glucose regulation, a finding with promising implications for diabetes treatment

Research elucidates hormone ghrelin’s role in blood glucose regulation, a finding with promising implications for diabetes treatment

 

UT Southwestern research investigating the blood glucose-regulatory actions of the hormone ghrelin may have implications for development of new treatments for diabetes.

Stereotactic partial breast radiation lowers number of treatments to five

Stereotactic partial breast radiation lowers number of treatments to five

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found in a recent phase one clinical trial that stereotactic partial breast radiation was as safe as traditional radiation but decreased treatment time from six weeks to just days.

Scientists find skin cells at the root of balding, gray hair

Scientists find skin cells at the root of balding, gray hair

 

UTSW researchers have identified the cells that directly give rise to hair as well as the mechanism that causes hair to turn gray – findings that could one day help identify possible treatments for balding and hair graying.

Stereotactic radiation highly effective for kidney cancer

Stereotactic radiation highly effective for kidney cancer

 

Kidney cancer patients may soon have more treatment choices that provide a higher quality of life, thanks to research completed by physician scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Life after transplant: Patients now more likely to live – and live well

Life after transplant: Patients now more likely to live – and live well

 

If not for a heart transplant, Drew Wilson would have been dead last fall.

Readmission penalties don’t correlate to heart attack outcomes

Readmission penalties don’t correlate to heart attack outcomes

 

A program that penalizes hospitals for high early readmission rates of heart attack patients may be unfairly penalizing hospitals that serve a large proportion of African-Americans and those with more severe illness, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggests.