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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.

COVID

Are we really in a race against the COVID-19 variants?

The excitement surrounding COVID-19 vaccines has been tempered by the emergence of several variants of the SARS-CoV2 virus. UT Southwestern infectious diseases expert David Greenberg, M.D., has been tracking the variants and the vaccines' effectiveness against them.

Brain; Discovery

Taking aim at tau to develop Alzheimer's breakthroughs

At UT Southwestern, physician-scientists at the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute have been hard at work trying to unravel the brain’s biggest mysteries. Dr. Marc Diamond and his lab are making significant progress studying the tau protein and uncovering the fundamental roots of Alzheimer’s in hopes of developing an effective treatment for the disease.

Your Pregnancy Matters

How to manage anxiety about pain during common pregnancy tests

A little squeamish about pain? Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses tips to feel less anxious about pain or discomfort during common pregnancy tests and exams.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

When is it time for a knee replacement?

Knee replacement is one of the most common orthopedic procedures, but not everybody needs surgery. UT Southwestern Frisco's Georges Bounajem, M.D., discusses noninvasive relief options for osteoarthritis pain as well as what to know if you need a knee replacement.

Pediatrics; Plastic Surgery

Cleft lip revision, rhinoplasty can restore confidence for teens and adults

As kids who have had surgery to repair a cleft lip and palate grow up, the shape of their nose and lip can become uneven. Dr. Christopher Derderian explains how cleft rhinoplasty and lip revision surgery can restore self-confidence for teens and young adults.

Your Pregnancy Matters

9 myths about epidurals – debunked

Epidurals are generally safe and effective for labor pain management, but myths abound! Anesthesiologist Megan Maxwell, M.D., debunks 9 common myths about epidurals in this week's Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

Brain; Pediatrics

5-year-old boy is seizure-free a year after advanced epilepsy surgery

Born 16 weeks early, Jordan's health defied the odds. But at age 4, he started having back-to-back seizures – as many as 50 a day. See how team-based care and precision epilepsy surgery gave Jordan his life back, free from seizures.

COVID

After COVID-19 vaccination, how soon will life return to normal?

As more people get fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the natural question becomes: when will life return to normal? Brad Cutrell, M.D., an infectious diseases specialist at UT Southwestern, gives you the real answers.

Your Pregnancy Matters

How can having low platelets affect my pregnancy and birth plan?

Having low platelets is common in pregnancy, as 'This Is Us' star Mandy Moore recently discovered. But for some patients, it increases the risk of complications. Find out what causes low platelets and how it's treated in this week's Your Pregnancy Matters blog.