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Orthopaedics and Rehab

Using ultrasound to diagnose sports injuries and joint pain is faster and less expensive

Ultrasound can be a powerful tool in diagnosing sports injuries quickly, with zero radiation exposure and lower medical cost. In this MedBlog, Reed Williams, M.D., discusses these potential benefits and more. Read now.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Self-serve birth control? The future of OTC contraceptives

All women deserve safe, effective birth control should they want it. But how women get contraception has been a topic of debate in recent years. Shivani Patel, M.D., talks about how we can improve access to contraception while keeping women safe and healthy.

Eyes and Vision

Corneal refractive surgery: LASIK and beyond

LASIK is the most common corneal refractive surgery, but it’s not the only vision correction surgery option. In this MedBlog, explore other procedures that reshape the cornea and learn what to expect during and after surgery.

Your Pregnancy Matters

C-section knowledge is power: Benefits of new patient education and surgery protocols

Patient education is a main component of enhanced recovery after cesarean section. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols can improve recovery and the patient experience. Talk with your doctor about what to expect with a planned or unplanned C-section. Learn more.

Plastic Surgery

Advanced surgery can stop migraines, occipital neuralgia, and daily persistent headaches

In the U.S., 39 million people suffer migraines that can devastate their careers and personal lives. But migraine surgeries offered by just a handful of surgeons worldwide – including UT Southwestern’s Bardia Amirlak, M.D. – can provide dramatic, positive results. Learn more.

Brain

MEG technology: Improving epilepsy surgery outcomes, one weird helmet at a time

A futuristic helmet. Gnarly ‘80s eyewear. And the most advanced imaging technology available for epilepsy brain surgery. Discover how Elizabeth Davenport, Ph.D., is helping brain surgeons improve epilepsy outcomes, a million data points at a time. Learn more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Progesterone and premature birth: What a new study means for pregnant women

An October 2019 trial questions the effectiveness of a treatment used to prevent premature birth. In this #YourPregnancyMatters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses what this means for women who have had a preterm birth in the past.

Mental Health; Prevention

7 ways to cope with holiday stress

Whether you’re dealing with financial worries, family dynamics, or health concerns, it’s important to keep your holiday stress levels under control. Licensed social worker Rita Smith offers seven easy but effective ways to navigate the pressures of the season in today’s MedBlog.

Cancer; Digestive; Prevention

Skip the colon cancer screening? Not in the U.S.

Is colon cancer screening necessary? A study out of the U.K. published in The BMJ suggests average-risk patients age 50-79 might not need a colonoscopy if they have low risk-score. But Syed Kazmi, M.D., disagrees when it comes to U.S. patients. Find out why in this MedBlog.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Dads-to-be can find more relevant resources

There isn't a wealth of useful and relevant information available online for expectant fathers. In this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog, we check out a new playbook, plus more free fatherhood resources.