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Insomnia: Don’t lose sleep over it

A little-known treatment for chronic insomnia offers longer-lasting benefits than medication or sleep hygiene techniques. Cognitive behavioral therapy focusing on insomnia (CBT-I) involves personalized care and group-based therapy. Learn more.

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A blood test for concussion? Not exactly.

A new device approved by the FDA is being portrayed as a “concussion blood test,” but that’s not exactly the case. Discover the facts about the test and how it might be used to help identify more serious or complicated traumatic brain injuries – but not concussions.

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Epilepsy surgery advancements can eliminate seizures, improve patients’ memories

Recent advancements have made epilepsy surgery safer and more effective. Dr. Lega discusses when physicians who care for patients with epilepsy should consider referring them for a surgical evaluation.

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Breaking news: New stroke procedure quadruples care timeline

Research released at the 2018 LA International Stroke Convention suggests that certain stroke victims might benefit from a brain-saving stroke therapy up to 24 hours after a stroke, compared to the six-hour window to which doctors have previously adhered.

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Sarah’s story: A viral reaction and a second chance

After contracting acute flaccid myelitis in October 2016, Sarah woke up in the ICU paralyzed, unable to even breathe on her own.

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Four questions to ask a doctor about inpatient rehab

Inpatient rehabilitation can vastly improve recovery after a major injury, illness, or surgical procedure. How to choose the best rehab center for your condition.

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Saving Ryan: A dramatic tale of hope, persistence, and medical ingenuity

Diagnosed at age 3 with a rare genetic disorder, Ryan Dant was not expected to live beyond age 10. But thanks to his parents who never lost hope and a clinical trial at UT Southwestern, the now 29-year-old recently finished college and is looking forward to life’s next chapter. “It’s an incredible story,” says UTSW’s Elizabeth Maher, M.D., Ph.D., one of the specialists on his team.

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Sleep and your mental health

Sleep disorders have a “circular relationship” with such mental illnesses as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, which UTSW’s Imran Khawaja, M.D., says can make treatment challenging but not impossible.