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Aging; Brain

Postoperative delirium in seniors: Recognizing the symptoms, reducing the risks

Post-operative delirium affects up to 50% of older adults, causing agitation and confusion after surgery. Left untreated, it poses long-term health risks. In this MedBlog, we discuss risk factors, symptoms, and two new programs that can help prevent and manage delirium. Learn more.

Cancer

5 questions patients might be reluctant to ask about radiation therapy

Radiation therapy for cancer raises plenty of questions – some of which you might feel nervous asking. Nina Sanford, M.D, tackles five common questions patients might be afraid to bring up with their doctors. Read more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

New Year’s weight resolutions that are safe during pregnancy

Trying to lose weight during pregnancy is generally not recommended. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., offers healthy New Year, New You resolutions regarding weight for women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy.

Cancer

Colon Cancer in Young Adults on the Rise

The rates of colon cancer in young adults have been on the rise, making screening more important than ever.

Cancer

Dedicated Clinic for Lymphoma Cancer Treatments

A dedicated clinic at UT Southwestern specializes in cutaneous lymphoma cancer treatment.

Cancer

Interventional Radiology Procedures to Fight Cancer

Using interventional radiology procedures to fight cancer allows doctors to guide treatments right to the cancer site.

Cancer

Identifying Cancer Biomarkers for Immunotherapy

Researchers have been identifying new cancer biomarkers for immunotherapy that can benefit patients. These three discoveries are some of the highlights.

Brain

Stroke rehab should begin in the ICU

Dr. Nneka Ifejika is using a grant through the Texas Health Resources Clinical Scholars Program to analyze existing acute stroke and rehabilitation data sets to create “optimal rehabilitation” prediction models.

Cancer; Transplant

Hepatitis C treatment can cut risk of liver-related death by 50% for patients with a history of liver cancer

This study looked at medical records for patients who were cured of liver cancer at 31 North American medical centers. The findings demonstrate that patients who were treated and cured of their hepatitis C had significantly better survival rates than those patients whose hepatitis C was not treated.

Back and Spine

Got a bad back? Exercise could be the key to relieving pain

Spinal disc degeneration is common with age, but back pain doesn’t have to be. Find out how exercise can help prevent and alleviate back pain naturally – and know when it's time to see a doctor. Learn more.