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Back and Spine; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Just 10% of back pain requires surgery – and minimally invasive procedures work for many

Only 10% of patients with back pain need surgery – and if you do, chances are a minimally invasive procedure may be all you need. Learn more with spine expert Kavita Trivedi, D.O., or UT Southwestern.

Lungs; Your Pregnancy Matters

Landmark cystic fibrosis clinical trial gives patients hope for healthy pregnancies

TRIKAFTA may give patients with cystic fibrosis hope for healthy pregnancies. Learn about the landmark clinical trial to analyze its safety from pregnancy through two years after delivery.

Eyes and Vision

See clearer – faster – with less-invasive cornea transplant surgery

It may take a year or more for full vision to return after a traditional cornea transplant, but a less-invasive method can have patients seeing clearly after only a few weeks or months. William Waldrop, M.D., explains.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

3D bunion surgery gets you back on your feet faster

Bunions are much more than a cosmetic issue – they're a painful structural problem that limits a person’s mobility. UT Southwestern's Dr. Michael VanPelt describes how the advanced surgical procedure lapiplasty bunionectomy can cure the condition with less downtime and low risk of recurrence.

Brain; Discovery

Taking aim at tau to develop Alzheimer's breakthroughs

At UT Southwestern, physician-scientists at the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute have been hard at work trying to unravel the brain’s biggest mysteries. Dr. Marc Diamond and his lab are making significant progress studying the tau protein and uncovering the fundamental roots of Alzheimer’s in hopes of developing an effective treatment for the disease.

COVID

After COVID-19 vaccination, how soon will life return to normal?

As more people get fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the natural question becomes: when will life return to normal? Brad Cutrell, M.D., an infectious diseases specialist at UT Southwestern, gives you the real answers.

Cancer; Lungs

Lung cancer in young nonsmokers is on the rise: Uncovering the cause

U.S #lungcancer rates have declined for decades, except in one group: Young adults who never smoked. Jonathan Dowell, M.D., discusses what we know about the risks, as well as ongoing research to reveal more answers.

Your Pregnancy Matters

What if my Ob/Gyn isn’t on call to deliver my baby?

It’s possible that your Ob/Gyn won't be available when it's time to deliver your child. Get tips to feel prepared for giving birth with a different provider.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Do-it-yourself doula: Tips to choose the best labor support person

Doulas can help you achieve your desired birth experience. But financial and COVID-19 restrictions can make doing so challenging this year. If you're feeling stuck, consider these "DIY" tips to include doula best practices in your birth plan.

COVID; Heart

Video visits offer high-quality heart failure care from the comfort of home

Video visits are an effective, high-quality alternative to in-clinic visits for patients with advanced heart failure. Find out what to expect and how remote care can benefit patients.

COVID; Your Pregnancy Matters

COVID-19 vaccine logistics for pregnant and breastfeeding patients

Pregnant patients are now eligible to get the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., offers logistical tips and information patients need to make their personal vaccination decisions.

COVID; Prevention

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: How to overcome the culture of mistrust

Having highly effective COVID-19 vaccines is only half the battle. Kavita Bhavan, M.D., a UT Southwestern infectious diseases specialist, has devised successful strategies to break through the barriers to trust in communities of color, helping them feel more confident about getting vaccinated.

Patient Stories; Transplant

Living-liver transplant: How a daughter gave her mom the gift of a lifetime

A daughter in Texas gave the gift of life to her mother, literally, when she donated a portion of her liver in the first-ever living-donor liver transplant at UT Southwestern. A year later, both mother and daughter are eager to share their story and help others still waiting for a second chance at life.

COVID; Your Pregnancy Matters

Should pregnant or breastfeeding women take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Should pregnant or breastfeeding women get the #COVID19 vaccine? Ob/Gyn specialists Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., and Emily Adhikari, M.D., discuss vaccine-related questions.