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Heart

2018 cholesterol guidelines: 4 updates patients need to know

In November 2018, the national cholesterol treatment guidelines were updated for the first time in five years. Two esteemed physicians from UT Southwestern coauthored the guidelines, and in this week’s blog they discuss what the updates mean for patients.

Your Pregnancy Matters

3 exercises to avoid during pregnancy – and 7 that are safer

From yoga to running, swimming, and even rock climbing, exercise is highly recommended for most women with normal pregnancies. That said, a few activities are too dangerous and should be avoided until after recovery from childbirth. Learn more.

Plastic Surgery

6 plastic surgery options for treating rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can rob patients of mobility in their fingers and other joints of the body. When medication alone isn’t enough to treat the symptoms, plastic surgery can effectively manage the disease and improve the appearance of the hands. Learn more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Holiday gift ideas for pregnant women – and some presents to avoid

If an expecting mother is on your holiday gift list, use these tips from Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., to pick the perfect present (and avoid unintentional hurt feelings). Tips include gifts new moms can use today and long after delivery. Learn more.

Cancer

Can Pancreatic Cancer Be Prevented?

Pancreatic cancer is aggressive and tough to beat. How researchers are staying a step ahead of this dangerous disease.

Cancer

Eating with Cancer

From sugar to supplements, our experts weigh in on what to eat and what to avoid.

Cancer

Loss & Recovery

After months of treatment and a double mastectomy, Felicia Whisenhunt benefited from an innovative breast reconstruction procedure.

Cancer

Research in Boosting Immunity

Studies could lead to new treatments for cancer and autoimmune diseases.

Eyes and Vision

Nonsurgical options to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes

The skin and muscles around the eyes are delicate and oculoplastic surgeons can provide expert precision to achieve effective results for patients without major surgery and in a short amount of time.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Delivery update: Delayed pushing might do more harm than good

Delayed pushing during delivery is a common practice, but resting between full cervical dilation and the pushing stage might do more harm than good. In this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses what women should know about delayed vs. immediate pushing.