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Cancer; Plastic Surgery; Women's Health

New breast reconstruction approach delivers efficiency, natural results for cancer patients

DIEP flap breast reconstruction uses your own tissue to provide a natural look and feel after cancer. See how UT Southwestern has reduced operating time by half to provide a better, more efficient patient experience.

COVID; Pediatrics

COVID-19 and flu: Navigating a potential ‘perfect storm’ this fall

In this year, which has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, experts are warning people to brace for a flu season like no other. UT Southwestern's infectious disease and pediatric specialists offer advice for staying safe and healthy this fall.

COVID; Mental Health

The psychiatrist will see you now (by virtual visit)

Telepsychiatry can increase mental health care access long after the pandemic ends. Kenneth Dekleva, M.D., discusses its benefits and what the future may hold.

Cancer

IORT: Treating cancer with internal radiation therapy

With brachytherapy, tiny implements deliver radiation directly to a tumor. And the list of cancers for which it is effective is expanding. Learn more about how UT Southwestern is leading the way in brachytherapy in Texas.

COVID; Men's Health

More men are dying from COVID-19 – hormones may be partly to blame

More men are dying from COVID-19, and testosterone may be part of the explanation. In this MedBlog, Raksha Jain, M.D., who researches sex hormones and their affect on infection, discusses the underlying causes of men's risk factors.

COVID; Your Pregnancy Matters

Is it safe to get pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, women are trying to decide whether they should delay having a baby. Dr. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer offers valuable guidance to help with this very personal decision.

Eyes and Vision

Severe dry eye: Advanced solutions to a common, chronic condition

Health conditions such as Sjögren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, diabetes, and rosacea can cause severe dry eyes. Danielle Robertson, O.D., Ph.D., discusses our new Advanced Dry Eye Specialty Clinic designed for these patients and offers tips to help control dry eyes at home. Read more.

COVID; Your Pregnancy Matters

Pregnancy, anxiety, and the pandemic: 4 ways to manage symptoms

Anxiety among pregnant patients has doubled during the pandemic. Consider these 4 ways to manage symptoms before, during, and after pregnancy.

COVID

Summer travel advisory: How to have a safe vacation amid COVID-19

The surge in COVID-19 cases has raised real concerns about summer travel plans. Respiratory specialist Dr. Sonja Bartolome provides some specific guidelines and precautions to help make your vacation as safe as possible.

COVID; Eyes and Vision

Don’t lose sight of eye health during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the pandemic, it's safe to get ophthalmology care for glaucoma, cataracts, or new eye symptoms. Find out why you shouldn't postpone your visit.