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Diet and Nutrition; Prevention

New anti-obesity drugs are closing gap between dieting and bariatric surgery

“Eat less, move more” is not a long-term weight management solution. But anti-obesity medications like GLP-1 agonists can change a patient’s relationship with food so they can focus on creating healthy, sustainable habits.

COVID; Prevention

Diabetes and COVID-19: 5 tips to stay well during the pandemic

More than 10% of U.S. adults have diabetes – and it increases the risk of COVID-19 complications. Follow these 5 self-care tips to stay well during the pandemic.

Diet and Nutrition; Digestive; Pediatrics

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.

Cancer; Patient Stories

Frisco RoughRiders exec stares down thyroid cancer with help of his UT Southwestern 'team'

Frisco RoughRiders COO Scott Burchett found out he had thyroid cancer two days before he learned his wife was pregnant with twins. In his time of emotional turmoil, he turned to UT Southwestern's team of nationally recognized physicians to help him stare down the disease and become the dad he always hoped to be.