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Brain; COVID; Mental Health

Why we touch our faces so much – and how to break the habit

Why is it so hard not to touch our own faces? Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic? UT Southwestern's neuropsychologist Dr. Nyaz Didehbani explains this instinctual, soothing behavior and how to resist it now more than ever.

COVID; Mental Health

COVID-19 distress: Managing your mental health in a pandemic

For the 500 million people worldwide who are already struggling with depression and anxiety disorders, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic can feel downright paralyzing because our brains are designed around predictability and structure. There are some practical, common sense and clinical solutions to manage the distress.

COVID; Prevention; Your Pregnancy Matters

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Answers to 10 key patient questions

The COVID-19 pandemic has many pregnant patients concerned. Get answers to your pregnancy-related questions in this Your Pregnancy Matters blog with Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D.

Cancer; Digestive

Why you should consider clinical genetic testing for hereditary colon cancer

People are fascinated with the human genome at the moment, with the popularity of direct-to-consumer tests such as 23andMe soaring. But Interpreting genetic test results can be complicated, particularly for conditions like colon cancer. At UT Southwestern, our 14 genetic counselor works with patients before and after a comprehensive DNA analysis to determine if they have any hereditary risks.

Your Pregnancy Matters

5 tips to help manage the baby blues – and when to seek help

Four in five new moms experience the baby blues. In this Your Pregnancy Matters blog, learn about its symptoms, as well as when to seek help.

COVID; Prevention

8 essential health screenings for chronic and seasonal conditions

Health screenings are often the first line of defense against chronic and seasonal illnesses, and physicians incorporate these vital tools to help uncover clues to everything from heart disease and diabetes to colon cancer and coronavirus. Learn about some of the most essential health screenings from one of UT Southwestern's infectious diseases experts.

Discovery; Transplant

Cystic fibrosis breakthrough: 3-drug combo pill may benefit 90% of patients

A new 3-drug combo drug for cystic fibrosis has been approved by the FDA. TRIKAFTA offers life-changing treatment potential for approximately 90% of patients with the disease. In this MedBlog, discover who is eligible and how the drug works. Learn more.

Eyes and Vision

Cataracts in children: Prevent vision loss with early detection and treatment

Cataracts don’t only affect seniors – children can get them as well. And because their eyes are still developing, early detection and treatment is vital to prevent permanent vision loss. Learn about treatment options for pediatric cataracts in this week’s MedBlog.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Preston's dads share 6 tips for parents who choose gestational surrogacy

John and Joseph chose to work with a gestational carrier to become dads in 2018 – an 18-month labor of love. Check out their 6 tips to navigate the process.

Aging; Prevention

Geriatrics COVE team makes house calls – and reduces readmissions

Seniors need better primary care access and fewer hospital readmissions. We target both concerns with COVE – our house call program that delivers precision medicine at home. Learn more.