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2023 Article Archive

Drinking in moderation can help avoid ‘holiday heart syndrome’


The holiday season is a time for celebration, but too much celebrating can be bad for your health.

Treat yourself to healthy eating habits for the holidays


Office parties and family dinners make eating healthy during the holiday season a challenge. But you can still enjoy your favorite treats while maintaining a balanced diet, according to nutrition experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

UTSW expert: Resilience strategies can help avert holiday blues


While the holiday season can bring joy to people of all ages, it also leaves many feeling depressed and lonely. Those who already suffer from a mental health condition can develop more serious symptoms. According to a survey by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 64% of people who have mental illness say their symptoms become worse when the winter holidays arrive.

Drug developed by UTSW spinoff approved for metastatic kidney cancer


The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has expanded the approved use of belzutifan for treatment of metastatic kidney cancer, another milestone for the novel, first-in-class kidney cancer drug arising from scientific discoveries at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

At-home colorectal cancer screenings pose challenges for some


Despite the convenience of at-home screening tests for early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC), a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers examining more than a decade of patient data found that about 10% of the tests could not be processed, mostly due to patient error.

Jinming Gao named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors


Jinming Gao, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and Pharmacology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been selected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) in recognition of his efforts to develop innovative nanotechnology platforms to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment.

AI accurately predicts cancer outcomes from tissue samples


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI) model that analyzes the spatial arrangement of cells in tissue samples.

UTSW-led studies are largest ever for stimulant use disorders


UT Southwestern Medical Center is leading three multicenter clinical trials funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) focused on potential treatments for methamphetamine or cocaine addiction.

8 tips for traveling over the holidays while pregnant


– Being pregnant during the holidays brings its own set of challenges whether you’re traveling to visit family and friends or just looking to get away.

Personal approach reduces opioids after cesarean deliveries


Tailoring prescriptions individually to a patient’s needs after cesarean delivery can decrease opioid use while successfully managing post-surgical pain, according to a new study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The change in protocol, detailed in a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, lessened the number of opioids released into the community by more than 90,000 tablets per year.