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Digestive; Nutrition

Robotic bariatric surgery: A new weapon in the fight against obesity

Weight-loss surgery has evolved dramatically in the last 20 years, and now the newest weapon in the fight against obesity is available at UT Southwestern: Robotic bariatric surgery. Learn about the advantages of the new technology from bariatric surgeon and division chief Benjamin Schneider, M.D., in this week’s MedBlog.

Eyes and Vision

Diabetic eye disease: How to spot the signs early

Type 2 diabetes can lead to eye damage and even blindness if left untreated. But 1 in 4 working-age adults have the disease and don't know it. In this week's MedBlog, ophthalmologist Yu-Guang He, M.D., discusses what patients need to know about diabetic eye disease. Learn more.

Cancer

Finding cancer support to ease the burdens

Proper cancer support can help you or a loved one take on the challenges of cancer. Learn how we can help you ease your stress, from financial to emotional.

Cancer; Prevention

Harnessing artificial intelligence in medicine

With artificial intelligence (AI), researchers at UT Southwestern are using the power of computers to make inroads in diagnosing and treating diseases.

Cancer

Thyroid cancer stories: Scott Burchett’s fight

With the help of his team at UTSW’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, Scott Burchett fought back against thyroid cancer.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Pregnancy without ultrasound? Pros and cons

An ultrasound is a chance to check for potential pregnancy issues. But patients are opting out, citing a range of personal reasons. In this Your Pregnancy Matters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses the potential benefits and risks of prenatal ultrasounds. Learn more.

Cancer; Women's Health

Recent advances in breast cancer treatment

Recent advances in breast cancer treatment have allowed for more individualized therapies for patients. Learn how UTSW has taken advantage of this technology.

Cancer; Prevention

HPV vaccine: Preventing a sexually transmitted cancer

More than 95% of sexually active adults will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives and never know it. In addition, HPV is linked to 34,800 cases of cancer in America every year. But recent changes to the HPV vaccine guidelines provide hope in preventing HPV-related cancer. Find out more.

Dermatology

Keloid scars: Advanced therapies and research to break the ‘overhealing’ cycle

Keloid scars – raised, thick tissue that forms out of typical wounds – can be socially and physically uncomfortable. In this week’s MedBlog, Donald Glass, M.D., Ph.D., discusses standard treatments, advanced therapies, and cutting-edge research on potential genetic causes of keloids. Learn more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

4 myths about vaping and pregnancy – busted

After an increase in vaping-related illnesses and several deaths, many pregnant women still believe vaping is safer than smoking. Patients deserve the truth. In this Your Pregnancy Matters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., busts four myths about ecigs and pregnancy. Learn more.