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Transplant

Jared’s story: 4 kidney transplants in 30 years

When Jared Rumbo’s kidneys failed at age 19, he embarked on a 30-year transplant journey that would lead to four new kidneys and a complex procedure at UT Southwestern. In this week’s blog, transplant surgeon Parsia A. Vagefi, M.D., discusses Jared’s inspiring kidney transplant story.

Your Pregnancy Matters

‘Postpartum perfect’ in the delivery room? 4 points to consider

In the Instagram era, is looking “postpartum perfect” in new mom photos worth the effort? In this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog, Jamie Morgan, M.D., discusses both sides of the discussion and offers four points to consider. Learn more.

Women's Health

Application of a simple cream might reduce recurrence of pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms

Traditional repairs correcting pelvic organ prolapse have too often weakened over time and required revisional surgery. Based on promising initial data from a pilot study, we are studying whether the simple addition of vaginal estrogen might reduce the need for additional procedures in postmenopausal women.

Cancer; Men's Health; Women's Health

Fertility options for cancer survivors

Several types of cancer treatment can make it difficult or impossible for patients to have a baby. Explore the options available for people diagnosed with cancer to preserve their fertility.

Your Pregnancy Matters

PTSD after pregnancy: When a doctor becomes a patient

Approximately 40 percent of women develop post-traumatic stress disorder after a complex birth or pregnancy -- even doctors who care for these patients every day. In this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters article, Shivani Patel, M.D., shares her personal PTSD story and what women need to know.

Plastic Surgery; Prevention

Look and feel young again with nonsurgical facial rejuvenation

Botox, fillers, and lasers are nonsurgical treatments that allow the face to look younger as men and women age. Learn why Jeffrey Kenkel, M.D., says these options are becoming so popular that many patients include these procedures in their monthly budgets.

Cancer; Prevention

Thyroid nodules and treatment: Get the facts

Many patients panic when they hear the words “thyroid nodule.” Is it cancer? Will it grow? Do I need surgery? In this week’s blog, Iram Hussain, M.D., discusses how thyroid nodules are found, diagnosed, and treated. Learn more.

Heart

Why are we still in the middle of a ‘statins war’?

As medical journals and websites debate who should take statins and the severity of their side effects, Dr. Hill says not to forget that they save lives.

Prevention

The lingering cough – what it might mean

It’s a common complaint we see often in primary care. A patient will come in complaining of “a cough that just won’t go away” despite use of every over-the-counter remedy. Lingering cough is a frustrating symptom that can affect sleep, work, and social or recreational activities.

Brain; Mental Health

Anticholinergic drugs: A potential link to dementia

A new study suggests that certain anticholinergic drugs commonly prescribed for depression, Parkinson’s disease, and bladder conditions might increase the risk for dementia in patients who took the medications long-term.