EEG helps predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance
Scientists can monitor the brain activity of a specific cell type to predict epileptic seizures four minutes in advance in humans and mice.
Pioneering ear surgery removes tumors, improves hearing
Lloyd Griffith relished the noise that comes from a love of fixing cars and racing until the day a tumor in his ear caused his hearing to go from garbled to silent. Today his hearing is much improved, thanks to a pioneering minimally invasive procedure at UT Southwestern Medical Center – one of the highest-volume acoustic neuroma programs in Texas.
Better chocolate choices benefit heart health
For Valentine’s Day consideration, skip the milk chocolate candy and replace it with a cup of dark hot cocoa.
Time for a talk about vaping?
With new findings that show an unprecedented jump in nicotine-containing electronic cigarette usage among teens, many parents wonder how best to approach the topic.
Geneticists ID molecular pathway for autism-related disorder
Discovery of molecular trigger for autism-related disorder leads scientists to test potential therapy on mice.
Magnets offer alternative for patients with major depression
UT Southwestern is the only clinical trial site in the U.S. using a new form of brain stimulation to treat major depression.
Exercise is your best defense against deep abdominal fat
Researchers analyzed two types of interventions – lifestyle modification (exercise) and pharmacological (medicine) – to learn how best to defeat fat lying deep in the belly
Extreme exercise does not raise heart disease risk or mortality
High volumes of exercise are safe, even when coronary calcium levels are high.
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Exercise and eating have a fraught, unsettled relationship. Workouts can blunt or boost appetites. Researchers at UTSW ran an experiment on the melanocortin circuit.
What's healthy at the grocery store?
Marketing claims can add to the confusion, says Jo Ann Carson, a professor of clinical nutrition at the UTSW and past chair of the AHA’s nutrition committee.
Health experts 'sound the alarm' on medical misinformation
"There is a flood of bad information on the internet and social media that is hurting human beings," said Dr. Joseph Hill, editor-in-chief of the AHA journal Circulation.
AHA warns of stagnating CVD gains and more
“The incidence of cardiovascular disease is rising, and this is a battle that we haven’t won yet,” said John Warner, M.D. (UTSW), chair of the AHA presidential advisory.
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7 more facts about residents today
The AAMC’s 2018 Report on Residents reveals trends in specialty choices, average test scores, and post-residency professional activities.
FDA warns of blood pressure medicine shortage due to recalls
The FDA is warning of a shortage of a class of drugs used by millions to treat high blood pressure.
Fried foods tied to heart disease in women
Women who ate fried fish or fried chicken once a week or more had an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
Hospital groups urge faster progress toward data interoperability
Seven hospital associations expressed impatience with the pace of progress toward full healthcare data interoperability, urging stakeholders to unite.