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COVID; Plastic Surgery

Masks are essential; ‘maskne’ is not: How to avoid pandemic skin problems

Mask acne, or "maskne," has become an annoying side effect of COVID-19 and the need to wear a face covering. Masks are going to remain essential during the pandemic, so here are some simple and effective ways to prevent and treat maskne if it flares up on you.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Achilles tendon injuries: Why do they take so long to heal?

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It can take up to a year to recover from injury and regain its previous strength. Orthopaedic surgeon Dane Wukich, M.D., discusses tips to prevent the devastating sports injury and who is most at risk.

Plastic Surgery

How Susan got her smile back: A journey overcoming facial paralysis

Facial expressions tell the world who we are and help us communicate with our surroundings. When facial paralysis stole Susan's smile, she turned to Shai Rozen, M.D., to get it back.

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.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

How we use a 3D printer to replace ankle bones and restore movement

Advancements in 3D-printing technology now allow doctors to create new bones and restore movement for patients. Dane Wukich, M.D., Chief of UT Southwestern's Orthopaedic Surgery Department, explains how the 3D printing technology makes it possible to replace damaged talus bones in the ankle with custom metallic implants.

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.

Cancer; Digestive

No colostomy bag after colorectal cancer surgery? Avoid it with this advanced procedure

Young patients may worry that having colon surgery will require them to wear a colostomy bag. But Linda Farkas, M.D., says 80-90% of patients won't need one. Learn more.

Back and Spine; COVID; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Working at home can be a pain in the neck and back

Working from home can be a pain in the neck, back, and shoulders. Try these simple ergonomic tips and stretches to make your home office work for you.

Brain; COVID; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Life after coronavirus: PM&R helps patients beat muscle weakness, brain fog

After COVID-19 infection, many patients struggle with "brain fog" and muscle weakness. See how custom Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation care can improve patients' long-term health.

COVID; Plastic Surgery

Ready for your video call closeup? Simple ways to look and feel confident

COVID-19 has led to more self-scrutinizing during video chats. In this MedBlog, learn about simple procedures to refresh your look and confidence.