2016 Article Archive

Southwestern Medical Center recognized with health care awards


UT Southwestern Medical Center has received three major health care awards, including recognitions for being among the top 5 percent of hospitals on quality measures during 2016 and for top patient satisfaction scores.



Dr. Jonathan Cheng, Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, has been appointed Chair Elect of the UT System Faculty Advisory Council Executive Committee. The UT System Faculty Advisory Council (UTSFAC or FAC) is an advisory group selected from faculty of UT System institutions.

Perl takes reins of Infectious Disease division


As an infectious disease specialist, Dr. Trish Perl, sees Texas as a wonderland.

Avoid ski-related injuries


If winter means you’re headed to the slopes, remember that preparation is critical to avoiding injuries.

Don’t try to outrun that rage


The next time you’re boiling mad, find a way to chill out before you hit the gym.

Fall ‘color’ can trigger mold allergies


Autumn can be a wonderful time for walking in the woods and taking in the beauty of nature but for children with asthma, kicking up leaves could also kick up mold allergies.

A game plan for preventing staph infections


Participation in school athletics should include a program for personal hygiene to help avoid staph infections and the MRSA bacteria.

Carbon monoxide season is here


As people turn on heating systems and light up fireplaces for the first time in months, the potential for carbon monoxide buildup in homes rises.

Researchers ID first two genes regulating sleep in mice using genetic screening


Researchers have identified the first two core genes that regulate the amount of deep sleep and dreaming, a key development they believe will lead to the discovery of a network of related genes controlling sleep.

Low-oxygen environment leads to heart regeneration in mice, UTSW research shows


Normal, healthy heart muscle is well-supplied with oxygen-rich blood. But UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists have been able to regenerate heart muscle by placing mice in an extremely low-oxygen environment.