UT Southwestern physician advances diversity in medicine
The statistics can be staggering: Only two percent of doctors are black men, and fewer black men applied to medical school in 2014 than in 1978. UT Southwestern physician Dale Okorodudu recently held a Black Men in White Coats youth summit to inspire and encourage a generation of doctors as diverse as the patients they’ll care for.
Science in the City at UT Southwestern
More than 200 North Texans of all ages spent a recent Saturday delighting in the joy of discovery at UT Southwestern. They were invited behind the scenes into the labs of physician-scientists studying some of the most critical conditions of our time.
UTSW students sponsor health fair
More than 500 UT Southwestern Medical Center students, physicians, and health professionals will team up on Saturday, April 27 for the 15th annual Carnaval de Salud, which provides free health care services to underserved populations in Dallas.
One-third of cancer patients use alternative medicine
A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements.
Reconsider the 'peanuts and Cracker Jacks'
There are emerging fresh options to consider for your ballpark diet.
Psychology behind tax procrastination
Research shows that most people file taxes based on how much cash they have on hand and if they expect a payment or a refund.
One-two punch helps solve greatest unmet need in cardiology
Combining a high fat diet with a drug that raises blood pressure gave them a “two-hit” model, like a one-two punch to heart failure.
GammaPod advances breast cancer care
UT Southwestern now offers more precise radiation treatments for breast cancer with a new, cutting-edge device that is only the second of its kind in the world.
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Teen in need asks classmates to become bone-marrow donors
Doctors started David on a regimen of medications to raise his platelet count. The therapy has been “partially” successful, said his physician, Dr. Kathryn Dickerson.
Why every child should see a black male doctor
"They would come to trust and respect this person and, early in life, develop a personal and positive relationship with a black man,” said Dr. Dale Okorodudu.
Which medical centers made Newsweek's list of best hospitals?
Newsweek released its list of best hospitals, and UT Southwestern Medical Center is the top hospital in Texas, ranking number 34 in the country.
Adults and measles: It's not Just a kid's disease
Dr. Trish Perl says measles in adults can be far more serious than in children.
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Is it time for whooping cough vaccine to get an update?
The CDC released a study on why we’re seeing more of this disease, which can feel like allergies until it turns into the signature “whoop” cough.
Can doctors talk teenagers out of risky drinking?
The answer is worth knowing. The research is lacking.
Texas could soon increase the legal age to buy tobacco
Senate Bill 21 passed, raising the legal purchasing age for tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Hemp, CBD legalization bill passes first hurdle in Texas House
House Bill 1325 would open the door to industrial hemp production, and legalize hemp and hemp-derived products.