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Summer travel advisory: How to have a safe vacation amid COVID-19

The surge in COVID-19 cases has raised real concerns about summer travel plans. Respiratory specialist Dr. Sonja Bartolome provides some specific guidelines and precautions to help make your vacation as safe as possible.

Your Pregnancy Matters

5 tips on natural childbirth from an Ob/Gyn who experienced it

Considering natural childbirth? Prepare for the big day with five tips from Kyler Elwell-Silver, M.D., who had her third baby with no epidural in 2019.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Reaching the summit after hip dysplasia surgery: Cynthia's story

Adult hip dysplasia nearly stole Cynthia's mobility. But an advanced surgery gave it back – and got the UT Southwestern operating room nurse hiking up mountains again. See her story now.

COVID

COVID-19 and mask confusion: Separating myths from realities

Wearing a mask to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 pandemic should be a no-brainer, but misinformation and mixed signals have created mask confusion. Dr. Sonja Bartolome, a specialist in lung disorders and pulmonary disease, separates the myths from the medical realities.

COVID; Eyes and Vision

Don’t lose sight of eye health during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the pandemic, it's safe to get ophthalmology care for glaucoma, cataracts, or new eye symptoms. Find out why you shouldn't postpone your visit.

COVID; Your Pregnancy Matters

New and expecting moms: Don’t skip these health visits during the pandemic

New and expecting mothers may be concerned about COVID-19 risks while receiving prenatal and postpartum care, but Dr. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer explains why it’s important not to skip or delay appointments or ignore new or worsening symptoms.

Cancer; Digestive

No colostomy bag after colorectal cancer surgery? Avoid it with this advanced procedure

Young patients may worry that having colon surgery will require them to wear a colostomy bag. But Linda Farkas, M.D., says 80-90% of patients won't need one. Learn more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Is electronic fetal monitoring worthwhile?

Electronic fetal monitoring has its benefits but can't tell us everything about a baby's health during labor. See how the tool is most effective in this Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

COVID; Transplant

Dual epidemics in Texas: Navigating kidney transplantation during COVID-19

Patients with kidney disease and living donors face new challenges in the wake of COVID-19. Get answers to pre- and post-transplant FAQs in this MedBlog.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Standing against racial bias in obstetric care

Fixing racial disparity in maternity care is long overdue. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses how Ob/Gyns can help eliminate racial bias.