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Digestive; Mental Health; Nutrition

What causes GI issues in teens – and how to get them to talk about it

For some students, heading back to school sparks excitement. For others, it's a source of new or worsening gastrointestinal pain. In this week’s MedBlog, Nandini Channabasappa, M.D., discusses why school stress can provoke GI issues and how to treat them.


Why kidney cancer doesn’t always need treatment

Not every kidney tumor needs treatment right away, if at all. Learn about active monitoring of early-stage kidney cancer and when we recommend it.


New clinic for kidney disease offers specialized, comprehensive care

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disease that causes uncontrolled growth of cysts in one or both kidneys, which can lead to kidney failure. It is the most common genetic disease of all, affecting one in 1,000 people.


What is fatty liver disease, and what are we doing to treat it?

Fatty liver disease can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer and the need for liver transplant. Dr. Lee discusses risks and clinical trials for a new treatment.


Continuing Medical Education

First CME courses of 2017 focus on GI, neuromuscular, and bone diseases.


Teen's Hunger for Life Resorted Thanks to Stomach Pacemaker

Sidelined by a mystery illness, a rising high school football player dropped 20 pounds and kept getting sick until having a first-of-its-kind surgery at UT Southwestern.


Living without a pancreas: Is it possible?

The pancreas is a vital part of the digestive system and helps regulate blood sugar. Rebecca Minter, M.D., and Jessica Abramowitz, M.D., explain how it’s possible to live without one.


UTSW researchers unveil discovery about acid reflux

For nearly a century we may have been pointing at the wrong culprit as the source of acid reflux damage. What’s really to blame?


This Underused Dialysis Treatment Offers Quality of Life and Mobility

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) treatment offers patients a better quality of life, according to Dr. Remesh Saxena.


3 Questions with Roopa Vemulapalli, M.D.

Can’t stomach those digestive problems anymore? Some causes, when they’re serious, and how to avoid them.