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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.

Digestive; Mental Health; Nutrition

What causes GI issues in teens – and how to get them to talk about it

For some students, heading back to school sparks excitement. For others, it's a source of new or worsening gastrointestinal pain. In this week’s MedBlog, Nandini Channabasappa, M.D., discusses why school stress can provoke GI issues and how to treat them.

Your Pregnancy Matters

3 questions to ask about Down syndrome testing during pregnancy

In July, Olympian Shawn Johnson East learned her new baby might have Down syndrome. She chose genetic testing to learn more, which is a personal choice during pregnancy. In this Your Pregnancy Matters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., offers 3 questions that can help patients choose. Read more.

Back and Spine; Prevention

Why the location of back pain is only part of the diagnosis

We often think of spine pain in terms of neck pain, upper back pain, or lower back pain. But there’s much more beyond the location that matters. Ankit Patel, M.D., discusses several other important factors to consider, as well as how to avoid recurrent back pain.