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What all pregnant women should know about blood clots

Historically, women were advised to take to their beds after having a baby. But modern doctors know moving around as soon as possible after delivery is key to preventing harmful blood clots. Discover how blood clots can harm your health and how to reduce your risk.

Cancer

Sex after prostate cancer: Treatment choice matters

Men with prostate cancer and their partners often are reluctant to talk about sexual health after treatment, but it’s a natural concern. Learn about a treatment called SAbR that can preserve sexual potency and about a clinical trial that we hope will make it even safer.

Prevention

Placenta therapy: Patient selection key to best outcomes

Heart

Can a single high-fat meal damage heart health?

Foods high in both saturated fat and calories can have an immediate impact on heart health, according to a 2018 study. Amit Khera, M.D., offers tips to eat better and avoid the consequences. Learn more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Pregnancy, depression, and suicide: How to get help

In the U.S., rates of suicide have skyrocketed since 1999. In this week’s blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses why it’s important for pregnant women and those who love them to be aware of the symptoms of mental health conditions such as depression and how to get help.

Heart

Minimally invasive valve surgery restores marathoner’s heart

Shauna Okongo was born with a bicuspid aortic valve. In February 2017, Shauna ran a marathon and struggled with shortness of breath throughout the race as she never had before.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Pregnancy care: The gateway to lifelong women’s health

For many women, pregnancy is their first encounter with regular health care. As we learn more about how pregnancy affects women’s health long-term, more doctors must step up to the challenge of encouraging ongoing care long after delivery. Learn more.

Brain

Talking about teen suicide: Why it’s increasing and what parents and doctors can do

Teen suicide is on the rise in North Texas, but signs that a teen is at risk might not be obvious. Betsy Kennard, Psy.D., discusses potential causes for the uptick in teen suicide, risk factors to consider, and protective factors that can save teens’ lives.

Brain

From pain pills to heroin: How we can save patients from the slippery slope

Heroin addiction patients aren’t stereotypical figures lurking in the shadows. They’re moms, teachers – everyday people who get hooked on opioids and turn to heroin when the pills run out. Discover how patients make the dangerous leap and how ending the addiction stigma can help save lives.

Your Pregnancy Matters

5 unexpected advantages of having a baby in the NICU

It can be scary to have a newborn who needs to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). However, the experience can include unexpected advantages for new parents. Learn more.