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C-section knowledge is power: Benefits of new patient education and surgery protocols

Patient education is a main component of enhanced recovery after cesarean section. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols can improve recovery and the patient experience. Talk with your doctor about what to expect with a planned or unplanned C-section. Learn more.

Plastic Surgery

Advanced surgery can stop migraines, occipital neuralgia, and daily persistent headaches

In the U.S., 39 million people suffer migraines that can devastate their careers and personal lives. But migraine surgeries offered by just a handful of surgeons worldwide – including UT Southwestern’s Bardia Amirlak, M.D. – can provide dramatic, positive results. Learn more.

Brain

MEG technology: Improving epilepsy surgery outcomes, one weird helmet at a time

A futuristic helmet. Gnarly ‘80s eyewear. And the most advanced imaging technology available for epilepsy brain surgery. Discover how Elizabeth Davenport, Ph.D., is helping brain surgeons improve epilepsy outcomes, a million data points at a time. Learn more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Progesterone and premature birth: What a new study means for pregnant women

An October 2019 trial questions the effectiveness of a treatment used to prevent premature birth. In this #YourPregnancyMatters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses what this means for women who have had a preterm birth in the past.

Mental Health; Prevention

7 ways to cope with holiday stress

Whether you’re dealing with financial worries, family dynamics, or health concerns, it’s important to keep your holiday stress levels under control. Licensed social worker Rita Smith offers seven easy but effective ways to navigate the pressures of the season in today’s MedBlog.

Cancer; Digestive; Prevention

Skip the colon cancer screening? Not in the U.S.

Is colon cancer screening necessary? A study out of the U.K. published in The BMJ suggests average-risk patients age 50-79 might not need a colonoscopy if they have low risk-score. But Syed Kazmi, M.D., disagrees when it comes to U.S. patients. Find out why in this MedBlog.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Dads-to-be can find more relevant resources

There isn't a wealth of useful and relevant information available online for expectant fathers. In this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog, we check out a new playbook, plus more free fatherhood resources.

Digestive; Nutrition

Why isn’t my child gaining weight? 3 factors that can cause 'failure to thrive'

Babies and children who don't get proper nutrition can develop failure to thrive, a condition that causes delayed growth and poor brain development. In this MedBlog, find three common causes and strategies families can use to improve their child's health. Learn more.

Cancer; Prevention; Women's Health

3 ways patients benefit from 3D mammograms

Even with known benefits of 3D mammography – such as reduced healthcare costs and earlier detection of cancer – the technology still has its critics. But what some people call an upsell opportunity, is actually the best patient care. Breast imaging expert Basak Dogan, M.D., discusses the benefits of 3D mammography in this week’s MedBlog. Learn more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Kidney disease and pregnancy: It’s challenging, but possible

Some patients with kidney disease worry that they can never have a baby. However, managing pregnancy and kidney issues is possible with specialized care. In this week’s #YourPregnancyMatters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses risks and challenges patients should consider. Read more.