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Men's Health; Women's Health

UT Southwestern ranked No. 1 hospital in DFW for sixth straight year

UT Southwestern has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in North Texas for the six years in a row, and ranked nationally for 9 specialties areas of health care.

Aging

Caregiver burden: Easing the physical and mental toll

Millions of adults who care for aging loved ones are at risk of burnout. Namirah Jamshed, M.D., discusses closing the gaps between caregiving and geriatrics.

Diet and Nutrition; Heart; Pediatrics

How caffeine affects heart health in kids

Caffeine is a daily habit for many U.S. kids and teens. Pediatric cardiologist Colin Kane, M.D., discusses how caffeine affects kids’ health, plus tasty beverage swaps.

Patient Stories; Women's Health

For Mother's Day, 6 stories of survival

A mother's strength – and will to live – is reflected in six amazing stories of survival from UT Southwestern.

Heart

Intravascular lithotripsy: Using sonic waves to break up plaque in heart arteries

New technology uses sound waves to unclog arteries and improve how stents work for coronary artery disease. Explore intravascular lithotripsy on the MedBlog.

Heart; Prevention

Advances in cardiac imaging open big window into the heart

UT Southwestern's Kartik Agusala, M.D., explains how advanced heart imaging, such as cardiac CT and MRI, benefit patients.

Heart; Patient Stories

New mom survives SCAD heart attack, hole in her heart, 4 a.m. surgery

New mom Kelly Stebbins suffered a heart attack months after giving birth. She tells the gripping story of how her family’s advocacy – and an overnight, open heart surgery at UT Southwestern in Dallas – saved her life.

Heart

How ‘diabetes drugs’ became valuable tools in treating heart failure

A surprise finding in SGLT2 inhibitor drug research has revealed a potentially groundbreaking heart failure treatment. Learn more from Darren McGuire, M.D.

Heart; Prevention

Study uncovers link between two key risk factors for first-time heart attack, stroke

New research led by UT Southwestern's Parag Joshi, M.D., shows a direct tie between high heart attack risk and dual diagnoses of coronary artery disease and high LP(a) cholesterol.

Discovery; Heart

Helping the heart heal itself: The science of regeneration

The concept of regenerating or growing heart tissue is not far-fetched. Ongoing research by UT Southwestern's Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D., may potentially change the future of care for patients with mild to moderate heart disease.

Heart; Men's Health; Women's Health

Having sex after a heart attack - what you need to know

After a heart attack, we just want to get back to our normal lives – including our sex lives. But is sex after a heart attack safe?

Heart; Prevention

10 practical, daily tips to improve heart health

Reducing heart disease risk doesn’t require drastic changes. Rina Mauricio, M.D., shares realistic ways to build heart-healthy habits.

Heart

Coffee can make the heart skip beats, but it brews up benefits, too

Coffee can make the heart skip a beat, but that might be OK. Amit Khera, M.D., discusses the findings from the CRAVE study on how coffee can affect heart health, sleep, and exercise.

Mental Health

7 ways to manage family stress during the holidays

Family-related stress can directly affect your physical health. Learn 7 ways to reduce your stress this holiday season.

Heart

New chest pain guidelines to improve ER heart attack diagnoses

UT Southwestern played a key role in creating improved chest pain guidelines to help better diagnose heart attacks in the emergency room.