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Cancer

Life after finishing cancer treatment: What does remission look like?

An important part of life after cancer is balancing good health and enjoying life to the fullest. Discover how tumor surveillance can help improve the physical and mental well-being of patients who survive cancer recurrence.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Why cultural awareness matters in pregnancy care

Pregnancy customs and values differ among cultures. For women and doctors in the diverse Metroplex, cultural competency starts with thoughtful communication. In this week’s blog, Patricia Santiago-Munoz, M.D., discusses four sensitive topics pregnancy care providers and patients should consider.

Eyes and Vision

Microinvasive glaucoma surgery offers reduced risks

MIGS typically is performed by using microscopic-sized equipment or implants, precision lasers, and tiny incisions in the eye, all of which leads to minimal tissue trauma and a more rapid visual recovery than traditional glaucoma surgery.

Heart

MitraClip therapy: Which patients are ‘sick enough’?

MitraClip has emerged as a treatment option for patients with mitral valve disease who are not healthy enough for valve replacement surgery. However, the device is approved for only a small patient pool – and it might be unnecessary with optimized medical therapy.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Erica's pregnancy story: Heart attack at 31, baby at 36

Heart attack survivor Erica Hoyle was thrilled to find out she was pregnant, but her joy quickly turned to fear: Because of her complex condition, no doctor would take her as a patient. That is, until she met the high-risk pregnancy team at UT Southwestern. Read Erica’s inspiring story now.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Uterine transplant: This prospect for pregnancy is not worth the risks

Many women think getting pregnant is the only way to become a “real mom.” Uterine transplantation, a major surgery available in clinical trials, is presented as a hopeful option. But Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., says it is too risky, and motherhood means more than carrying a baby.

Aging; Prevention

Minimally invasive ear surgery offers significant advantages over open ear surgery

Ear, nose, and throat specialists at UT Southwestern are pioneering minimally invasive endoscopic surgery techniques to treat internal ear conditions without incisions.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Vaccination hesitancy: A different take on the ‘anti-vaxxer’ outrage

The “pro-vax” vs. “anti-vax” debate has become ugly in the U.S. It’s time for doctors to acknowledge that patients’ questions and concerns are valid, and that vaccine hesitancy should be met with compassion and facts rather than ambivalence or anger. Learn more.

Prevention; Women's Health

Heavy periods aren’t normal in teens – and might indicate a serious concern

Heavy periods in teen girls are often brushed off as a normal part of adolescence. But it’s not normal, and it can indicate a more serious condition. Discover how the Young Women’s Blood Disorders Program offers proper diagnosis and treatment to prevent long-term complications.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Pregnancy complications: What are the chances that they’ll happen again?

Pregnancy complications are an unfortunate fact of life. However, just because something occurs once doesn’t mean it’s certain to happen again. Learn what some of the most common complications are – and what the chances are that they’ll recur.