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PRP for hair loss: Can it reverse baldness without surgery, pills, or creams?

Hair loss affects 80 million adults in the U.S. and is a major source of social and professional stress. But a new, natural treatment – PRP injections – can stop and even reverse hair loss. Learn more in this week’s MedBlog by Bardia Amirlak, M.D.

Digestive; Nutrition

Kids’ food allergies can affect the GI tract: Symptoms parents should know

Pediatric food allergies are rising in the U.S., and so is awareness about food-related GI symptoms such as diarrhea and cramping. In this MedBlog, find symptoms parents should look for and learn about a rare condition that is associated with food allergies. Read more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

4 tips to reduce air pollution risks during pregnancy

It’s impossible to avoid every harmful substance in the air you breathe, but Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses how expectant moms can decrease pollution exposure to their unborn babies.

Digestive

The PillCam goes on a fantastic voyage to help diagnose GI bleeding

The PillCam may sound like something out of a sci-fi film: You swallow it and it takes thousands of pictures of your insides. But the PillCam, or capsule endoscopy, is actually a powerful diagnostic tools that UT Southwestern GI specialists will be using at the new medical center in Frisco, when it opens in December. Magdalena Espinoza, M.D., takes a closer look at the cool technology.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Can bumping my pregnant belly hurt the baby?

During pregnancy, bumping the belly during daily activities is inevitable. The baby is well protected in the womb, but there are guidelines women should follow to protect the baby. Find out what’s safe, what’s not, and when to call the doctor in this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

Brain; Cancer

Glowing tumors: How fluorescence helps neurosurgeons fight brain cancer

UT Southwestern's neurosurgery team recently performed the first two fluorescence-guided brain tumor removals in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, using an advanced technology that makes the cancer cells glow so it is easier to see and remove them. Kalil Abdullah, M.D., led the surgery team and discusses the effect of this advanced treatment for glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain tumor.

Cancer; Women's Health

Genetic testing for breast cancer could benefit more women

Prevention

Unmasking the mysteries of the flu (influenza)

Every year, flu season returns to spread viruses and stir up new and old controversies over topics like hand-washing, mask use, and the viability of the flu vaccine. Trish Perl, M.D., chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UT Southwestern, unmasks some of the pervasive mysteries and myths about influenza.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Top symptoms patients might not expect during pregnancy

No one can fully prepare for pregnancy, but it's important to know a few key symptoms that are and aren't normal. In this week's Your Pregnancy Matters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer discusses what patients might not expect when they're expecting.

Digestive; Nutrition

Robotic bariatric surgery: A new weapon in the fight against obesity

Weight-loss surgery has evolved dramatically in the last 20 years, and now the newest weapon in the fight against obesity is available at UT Southwestern: Robotic bariatric surgery. Learn about the advantages of the new technology from bariatric surgeon and division chief Benjamin Schneider, M.D., in this week’s MedBlog.