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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.

Eyes and Vision

Seeing the invisible: How we use advanced technology in eye exams

Many eye disorders are, ironically, invisible to doctors’ unaided eyes. Find out how the advanced technology available to retinal ophthalmologists at UT Southwestern makes it possible to diagnose these conditions.

Your Pregnancy Matters

How women can manage gestational diabetes with a healthy diet

Gestational diabetes, a form of diabetes that develops only during pregnancy, can, without proper management, lead to risks for moms and their babies. Discover how eating a healthy diet typically leads to normal, healthy deliveries.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Postpartum hemorrhage: How much bleeding after delivery is normal?

While some bleeding is expected following delivery, postpartum hemorrhage, or excessive bleeding, occurs in about 3 to 5 percent of women. Learn about common risk factors for excessive bleeding at delivery and potential treatment options.

Brain

Inside the brain of someone with an eating disorder

Eating disorders are widely misunderstood. Many people think they’re caused by vanity, selfishness, or issues with self control, none of which could be further from the truth. Read more.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Too gruesome for video: The ‘high-energy’ injury of Dallas Cowboy Allen Hurns

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns suffered a grotesque ankle dislocation during the NFC Wildcard playoff game on Jan. 5, 2019. In this week’s blog, Dane Wukich, M.D., discusses treatment and recovery for high-energy joint injuries.

Cancer; Nutrition

Outrun (or outwalk!) cancer: How exercise can help reduce treatment symptoms

Research suggests that nearly all patients with cancer should exercise as part of their treatment plan. Exercise can help reduce side effects from cancer treatment and the disease itself. Find out which exercises can be most beneficial and how to get started.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Bed rest during pregnancy: Is it really necessary?

Over the years, doctors have prescribed bed rest to pregnant women to help prevent complications such as miscarriages or preterm labor. However, no scientific evidence to date tells us it’s helpful – and, worse yet, bed rest might even do more harm than good. Learn more.