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Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network listed No. 1 in U.S. for Medicare savings for second straight year


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network (SWHR) saved more than $37 million in 2018.

AI can jump-start radiation therapy for cancer patients


Artificial intelligence can help cancer patients start their radiation therapy sooner – and thereby decrease the odds of the cancer spreading – by instantly translating complex clinical data into an optimal plan of attack.

Jeffery A. Chapman named Chair of UT Southwestern President's Advisory Board


Leading attorney Jeffrey A. Chapman assumes the role of Chair of the President’s Advisory Board (PAB) at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Researchers uncover two-drug combo that halts the growth of cancer cells


A once-daily combination treatment for those with uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes amplifies the treatment’s effects – lowering both weight and the number of hypoglycemic events, and improving quality of life and glucose control ¬– and makes participants more likely to adhere to their medications.

UT Southwestern expands neurosurgical program to Texas Health Dallas


UT Southwestern Medical Center is expanding its neurological surgery program to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

UTSW researchers uncover new vulnerability in kidney cancer


Qing Zhang, Ph.D., and his colleagues identified a possible way to treat tumors while sparing nearby healthy tissue.

Study challenges concerns over hospital readmission reduction practices


A UT Southwestern study is challenging concerns that a federal health policy enacted in 2012 to reduce hospital readmissions leaves patients more vulnerable.

Racial disparities in heart failure explained


Researchers at UT Southwestern have uncovered evidence that the higher prevalence of “malignant” enlargement of the heart among blacks contributes to the higher incidence of heart failure in this population.

Study finds 95 percent satisfaction rate with Mohs surgery


Patients who received Mohs surgery to treat the most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma, reported a 95 percent long-term satisfaction rate with their results.

Could pancreatitis be a stress hormone deficiency?


UT Southwestern researchers find that humans and mice with pancreatitis are deficient in a stress hormone called FGF21.