2018 Article Archive

UT Southwestern ranked No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth by U.S. News & World Report, adding to multiple recognitions in 2018


UT Southwestern Medical Center has retained its listing as the No. 1-ranked hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth and No. 2 in Texas, while ranking nationally among the top 50 programs in seven clinical specialty areas, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals listings released today.

A simple score to identify who is at high risk for hospital readmission after suffering a heart attack


Tracking just seven factors of heart attack patients when they are first admitted to the hospital can help flag those most at risk for 30-day readmission, researchers from UT Southwestern found.

Blue-light technology improves identification of bladder cancer


Blue-light cystoscopy has previously been available at some institutions, including UT Southwestern, for use in the operating room, but it wasn’t available in a flexible scope until now.

Maldjian’s brain research leads to Raymond Distinguished Chair recognition


Research by Dr. Maldjian and his team with the Advanced Neuroscience Imaging Research Lab already has revealed changes in the brains of players after just one season of hits.

UTSW scientists identify new mechanisms underlying pediatric kidney cancer


Researchers at UT Southwestern have uncovered the means by which pediatric kidney cancer continues to grow, providing potential targets for more effective treatments in the future.

Predicting heart attack, stroke risk just got easier


A team of researchers led by cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center has developed a new online tool to more accurately predict who among those ages 40-65 is at the highest risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years.

Texas Health, UT Southwestern celebrate construction milestone at new health campus in Collin County


Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern Medical Center joined today with Frisco city leaders to mark a milestone in the construction of Texas Health Hospital Frisco with a ‘topping out’ event.

Breast cancer radiation treatment reduced to a single dose


Marilyn Gibson, 81, is part of a UT Southwestern Medical Center clinical trial testing a one-time, high-dose and highly focused radiation treatment called stereotactic radiotherapy for early-stage breast cancer.

App, brief intervention may be lifesaver for suicidal teens


Researchers found the rate of attempted suicides by teenagers who received an intervention that includes a personalized app was halved compared to those who received the standard care during their hospitalization.

Graduate’s illustrations featured in new plastic surgery textbook


With only one year left until completion of her medical degree, Jourdan Carboy made a risky decision to take on a special project and temporarily suspend her studies. That choice paid off, considering Ms. Carboy’s illustrations brought to life a new textbook on reconstructive facial surgery.