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Cancer; Prevention

Free Smoking Cessation Programs to Quit for Good

Free help to quit smoking is easy to find. Smoking cessation programs offer you the encouragement to kick your habit. Learn how you can get the help you need.

Aging; Brain

Deaths of John Singleton, Luke Perry show that stroke can strike early. Know the signs.

At age 52 in 2019, actor Luke Perry died after having a stroke. His death highlights a need for people of all ages to know the risk factors and signs of stroke, says Mark Goldberg, M.D. Learn more.

Brain; Women's Health

What women need to know about common benign brain tumors

Women are at higher risk for benign brain tumors than men – but why? In this week’s blog, neurosurgeon Toral Patel, M.D., discusses what we do and don’t know about benign brain tumors, as well as surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Learn more.

Men's Health; Prevention; Women's Health; Your Pregnancy Matters

'The pill' for guys: Male birth control option passes safety tests

A male birth control pill has moved one step closer to reality, but will men actually take a daily oral contraceptive?

Brain

How the eyes and pupils provide clues to brain health after stroke – and maybe after concussion

After a stroke, concussion, or brain injury, the eyes provide clues about a patient’s brain health. In this week’s blog, Hunt Batjer, M.D., discusses how new technology helps doctors detect changes in brain functioning – and how coaches might soon be able to use pupillometry to detect concussion. Learn more.

Cancer; Men's Health; Prevention; Women's Health

Beating the social, emotional side effects of HPV-related head and neck cancer treatment

HPV-related head and neck cancer is increasing among young adults, but traditional treatments can affect how patients look, talk, and even eat – huge factors on a first date. Find out how Baran Sumer, M.D., helps patients beat cancer and minimize socially awkward side effects.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Why a scheduled C-section after 35 might be too risky

More women over 35 are choosing elective C-section, citing a desire to control the timing of their maternity leave. But 2019 research suggests the risks associated with C-section are double in this age group compared to vaginal delivery. Learn more in this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters MedBlog.

Cancer

11 breast cancer types predict recurrence and might drive personalized treatment

Breast cancer researchers might be a step closer to personalized treatment – and predicting recurrence risk. In this week’s MedBlog, Sangeetha Reddy, M.D., M.S.C.I., discusses today’s advanced treatment and how the study might shape patient care in the next decade. Learn more.

Transplant

Jared’s story: 4 kidney transplants in 30 years

When Jared Rumbo’s kidneys failed at age 19, he embarked on a 30-year transplant journey that would lead to four new kidneys and a complex procedure at UT Southwestern. In this week’s blog, transplant surgeon Parsia A. Vagefi, M.D., discusses Jared’s inspiring kidney transplant story.

Your Pregnancy Matters

‘Postpartum perfect’ in the delivery room? 4 points to consider

In the Instagram era, is looking “postpartum perfect” in new mom photos worth the effort? In this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog, Jamie Morgan, M.D., discusses both sides of the discussion and offers four points to consider. Learn more.