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Aging; Eyes and Vision

Macular degeneration: Advances in stem cell and gene therapy

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) develops slowly over time, resulting in vision changes, declining vision, and potential blindness. In this week’s blog, two ophthalmology experts discuss the future of prevention and therapy based on current research. Learn more.

Cancer; Mental Health

Alternative medicines and cancer treatment: Can they help?

A new study by a UT Southwestern physician showed that one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as herbal supplements and some don’t tell their doctors about it. Learn how this potentially interferes with conventional treatments.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Room for 7 more? My thoughts on group-based prenatal care

Ob/Gyn offices around the U.S. are beginning to offer group prenatal visits. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses the potential benefits and challenges of launching a group-based program. Learn more in this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

Women's Health

Hysterectomy alternative: An innovative treatment for uterine fibroids

Problems associated with uterine fibroids frequently used to result in hysterectomy and a lengthy recovery. But not anymore! Radiofrequency ablation is an innovative outpatient procedure that can reduce fibroid volume and their uncomfortable symptoms by 50 percent in just two months. Learn more.

Back and Spine; Prevention

Golfer’s guide: 5 ways to avoid back pain

Don’t let back pain short-side your golf game. Carlos Bagley, M.D., offers five tips for golfers to avoid back pain and serious spine injuries related to the sport. Learn more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

How to handle pumping at work: 6 tips for breastfeeding moms

Working moms who breastfeed often rely on pumping to maintain their supply. But pumping at work can be a lot of...work.

Cancer; Prevention

Cancer Prevention Myths and the Real Truths

Many individuals have differing myths and perceptions of cancer prevention. Here are common ones and the latest science-backed data offering fact.

Cancer

Genetic Counseling: Get the Answers You Need

Genetic counseling may help identify your risk of cancer. Learn from an expert about what genetic testing is all about, and how it may help prevent cancer.

Cancer; Prevention

Research on Cancer in Underserved Communities

Underserved communities often have difficulty accessing cancer prevention resources. These cancer research studies aim to provide more equity for all patients.

Cancer; Plastic Surgery; Women's Health

Free-flap breast reconstruction: A natural alternative to implants after cancer

Free-flap breast reconstruction with natural body tissue has emerged as a long-lasting alternative to implants after breast cancer. Explore how women benefit from the procedure, and learn about the patient-centric processes our surgeons followed to become world-class experts.