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Back and Spine; Brain

Easy tips to relieve stress-related neck and back pain

Stress is a commonly overlooked cause of spine pain. From the neck to the lower back, stress can cause aches and pains that affect your ability to work, play, and relax. In this MedBlog, find easy tips to overcome and prevent back pain. Learn more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Pregnancy and social media: When influencers affect health decisions

Social media influencers are paid to promote certain products, which can be risky to pregnant women. In this week’s blog, Robyn Horsager, M.D., discusses what pregnant women should know about social media influencer posts and what to do when a product is appealing.

Eyes and Vision

Neurodegenerative conditions: When AMD, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s affect the eyes

Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s can cause vision symptoms that often go unrecognized. Researchers at UT Southwestern are committed to discovering and refining preventive and therapeutic options for these patients. Learn more.

Women's Health

Endometrial ablation: A popular solution to abnormal bleeding for select patients

Treatment for abnormal bleeding – such as spotting throughout an entire month or heavy flow during periods – typically starts with birth control medication. However, if that proves to be ineffective, many women turn to endometrial ablation. Learn more.

Plastic Surgery; Prevention

BIA-ALCL: 5 questions and answers about a cancer linked to breast implants

BIA-ALCL is a lymphoproliferative disorder of the immune system that can affect women who have had certain kinds of breast implants. Get answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about this disease.

Cancer

What patients can learn from Alex Trebek’s resolve to beat advanced pancreatic cancer

What patients can learn from Alex Trebek’s resolve to beat advanced pancreatic cancer: UT Southwestern - MedBlog

Your Pregnancy Matters

Sex after pregnancy: 5 common concerns, and when to call the doctor

After childbirth, some women can’t wait to resume an active sex life. But other women have absolutely no desire. In this week’s blog, Shivani Patel, M.D., discusses what to expect regarding sex after pregnancy, and when to worry.

Heart; Prevention

How CTEPH treatment can eliminate blood clots in the lungs

People who develop a blood clot in the lungs typically treat it within three months by taking blood thinners. However, select patients with CTEPH must instead undergo surgery to remove the blood clot. Learn what surgical options are available at UT Southwestern.

Your Pregnancy Matters

How girls’ nights benefit moms – and babies

Good news for moms and babies! A 2019 study from JAMA Network suggests that when moms have large, supportive social circles, babies benefit as well as moms. In this week’s blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses the study and offers tips for low-key outings for new mothers.

Heart

Fish oil for heart health? A tale of two studies

Many people take fish oil supplements daily to reduce the risk of heart attack. But do omega-3 fatty acid pills really work? In this week’s blog, Joseph A. Hill, M.D., Ph.D., discusses the ongoing debate, as well as scientifically proven strategies to reduce heart attack risk.