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Heart

New AFib trials show an effective way to improve patients’ outcomes

Atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart arrhythmia, might lead to heart failure, stroke, and other serious conditions. But new trials show reduced mortality and hospitalization rates are possible for patients who undergo catheter ablation treatment.

Brain

Meet 13 of Dallas’ best neurosurgeons

D Magazine has named 13 members of the UT Southwestern Department of Neurological Surgery to its 2018 Best Doctors list. Learn how patients benefit from our outstanding care, and meet the neurosurgeons who make it possible.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

10 alternative back pain treatments to try before choosing surgery

Chronic back pain can prevent you from performing your best at work or enjoying favorite activities. However, before you take pain medications or undergo surgery, try one of these natural, alternative treatments to relieve your pain.

Cancer

How a lymphoma clinic can lead to more accurate, specialized care

Lymphoma is one the most common cancers in the United States and sometimes can be difficult to diagnose. Discover why Syed Rizvi, M.D., says patients receive accurate, specialized care from a team approach at UT Southwestern’s lymphoma clinic.

Nutrition

Is coffee good for you?

The debate percolates: Is coffee good for our health? Dr. Hill shares the risks and benefits of one of America’s favorite beverages in this updated article.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Who should consider low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia?

Aspirin helps reduce heart attack and stroke risk in older adults, but in low doses it’s also one of the only effective tools to prevent preeclampsia, or high blood pressure during pregnancy. Jamie Morgan, M.D., discusses how it works and who might benefit.

Heart

Dr. Link’s perspective: Why family matters for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy care

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, is a genetic heart condition that affects about one in 500 people nationwide. Learn how accurate diagnoses of this dangerous disease and a Plano mother’s determination saved her life and that of her son.

Your Pregnancy Matters

6 factors that won’t decrease your breast milk supply

Many women worry that everyday activities such as drinking coffee or exercising will decrease their breast milk production. In this week’s blog, Shivani Patel, M.D., discusses the top concerns women mistakenly stress over when it comes to their milk supply. Learn more.

Cancer

Skin lymphoma: Rare cancer, strange symptoms, effective treatments

A rare form of lymphoma – skin lymphoma – can resemble rashes or even mushrooms on the skin. Most cases are very treatable with care from a lymphoma expert. Learn more.

Aging

Aging and vision loss: How to spot the two main culprits

As we age, the retinas in our eyes change, affecting how well we can see to drive, read, and do other daily activities. Discover two major age-related retinal diseases as well as their symptoms and treatments in this blog by ophthalmologist Yu-Guang He, M.D.