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Aging; Plastic Surgery

Time is tissue: Tips to manage and prevent chronic wounds and ulcers

When a wound won’t heal on its own, it can quickly turn into a serious health situation. In this MedBlog, Paul Kim, D.P.M., discusses common conditions that increase the risk of developing chronic wounds, as well as innovative treatments that can improve patients' outcomes. Learn more.

Back and Spine

Got a bad back? Exercise could be the key to relieving pain

Spinal disc degeneration is common with age, but back pain doesn’t have to be. Find out how exercise can help prevent and alleviate back pain naturally – and know when it's time to see a doctor. Learn more.

Discovery; Heart

Improving treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm – without open surgery

Abdominal aortic aneurysms take 15,000 lives in the U.S. each year. UT Southwestern is part of a clinical study to examine the effectiveness of a new device that may give more patients access to a less-invasive option to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms. Learn more

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.

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.

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.

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.

Digestive; Nutrition

Why isn’t my child gaining weight? 3 factors that can cause 'failure to thrive'

Babies and children who don't get proper nutrition can develop failure to thrive, a condition that causes delayed growth and poor brain development. In this MedBlog, find three common causes and strategies families can use to improve their child's health. Learn more.

Digestive; Nutrition

7 common causes of pediatric GI bleeding, plus treatment information

Finding blood in your child's stool is scary, especially if the child is too young to describe how they feel. In this MedBlog, pediatric gastroenterologist Bradley Barth, M.D., M.P.H., discusses seven common, treatable conditions that cause GI bleeding, plus treatment information.

Digestive; Nutrition; Prevention

A breakthrough in Type 1 diabetes: What it might mean for children

Teplizumab, a Type 1 diabetes immunotherapy drug, has been proven to slow onset of the disease by 2 years. This landmark discovery could lead to potential reduction in long-term health risks related to diabetes. Find out how the drug works and who might benefit in this week’s MedBlog. Learn more.