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2022 Article Archive

UT Southwestern pioneers new minimally invasive treatment for prostate cancer


When McKinney real estate developer John Hill was 35, his father died of prostate cancer. The elder Mr. Hill had undergone surgery to remove his prostate a few years earlier, but the cancer had already spread.

UTSW researchers discover rare premature-aging syndrome


UT Southwestern researchers have discovered a new form of progeria, a rare premature-aging syndrome, in a man from Malaysia and traced its cause to a novel gene mutation.

Texas Kicks Off Construction of New Psychiatric Hospital in Dallas


The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Children’s Health hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate the start of construction on the state’s newest psychiatric hospital in Dallas, The Texas Behavioral Health Center at UT Southwestern. The project is part of the state’s comprehensive plan to expand inpatient psychiatric beds.

Singers’ genre may play role in voice injuries


A singer’s primary genre can impact the likelihood of developing vocal fold injury and may even influence the specific type of injury that occurs, a recent study by UT Southwestern researchers suggests.

UT Southwestern honored for health care leadership development


UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of seven health systems in the nation being recognized for its leadership development initiatives, the latest in a series of national and regional employer honors.

UT Southwestern geriatrician recommends flu shots for those 65 and older as cases rise


With flu cases on the rise, geriatric specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center say vaccinations are particularly important this year for people 65 and older who are more at risk from complications than other age groups.

COVID-19 vaccine’s effectiveness diminishes with age, UTSW research shows


The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine limits transmission, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 even among patients infected by variants of the virus, but the effectiveness of antibodies it generates diminishes as patients get older, according to a study by UT Southwestern researchers.

Racial differences limit access to surgery for Black, Latino, and Asian children


The number of surgeries performed on Black, Latino, and Asian children is significantly lower than among white children in the United States, a UT Southwestern study has found. These differences may reflect inequities in access to surgical care.

Financial assistance programs improve outcomes for indigent patients with inflammatory bowel disease


Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who required treatment with biologic therapies and were enrolled in a financial assistance program were less likely to need surgery after starting medication than those not enrolled in a program, a study by UT Southwestern researchers found.

Risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms remains throughout pregnancy, UTSW study finds


A UT Southwestern study of more than 1,300 pregnant women diagnosed with COVID-19 found that just 1 in 10 developed moderate, severe, or critical illness and that COVID-19 symptoms and severity were similar across all trimesters.