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Cancer; Discovery

Family history matters, especially for your future cancer risk

Family matters – especially when it comes to your future health. Genetic counseling expert Remington Fenter discusses how to make a family medical history and how doing so can impact your health trajectory.

Discovery; Heart

'One of the luckiest guys': Charlie's abdominal aortic aneurysm repair – without open surgery

UT Southwestern is one of few U.S. medical centers that can treat abdominal aortic aneurysms with custom stent devices through FEVAR, a minimally invasive procedure. See how the procedure – and technology designed by our surgeons – spared a UT Dallas professor from open surgery.

Brain; Discovery

Why daylight saving time may be bad for your brain and health

Daylight saving time can interfere with a person’s sleep schedule, but it also has been linked to increased rates of depression, heart attack, stroke, cancer, and car accidents. UT Southwestern's Dr. Joseph Takahashi explains why the time change is bad for your brain and health.

Discovery

Regenerative medicine: Do PRP and stem cell therapies help sports injuries heal faster?

Can PRP or stem cell therapies heal musculoskeletal conditions? Explore current and potential regenerative therapies in this week’s MedBlog.

COVID; Discovery

COVID-19 and me: A global pandemic gets personal

UT Southwestern's Claire Aldridge was plunged headfirst into the COVID-19 pandemic when she and her family contracted the virus in early March. She shares her experience battling the novel coronavirus and then donating her plasma in hopes of helping others.

Cancer; Discovery

Immunotherapy and the marathon against melanoma: Terry's story

Immunotherapy has dramatically improved melanoma survival rates. In this week's MedBlog, Terry Hart tells his story of surviving advanced melanoma through immunotherapy.

COVID; Discovery

Searching for the Holy Grail of COVID-19

The world’s scientists and physicians, including many of at UT Southwestern, have rallied together to conduct clinical trials and research around COVID-19. David Greenberg, M.D., an infectious and geographic medicine expert, shares recent discoveries and offers a glimpse at what a vaccine might look like.

Discovery; Transplant

Cystic fibrosis breakthrough: 3-drug combo pill may benefit 90% of patients

A new 3-drug combo drug for cystic fibrosis has been approved by the FDA. TRIKAFTA offers life-changing treatment potential for approximately 90% of patients with the disease. In this MedBlog, discover who is eligible and how the drug works. Learn more.

Cancer; Discovery; Prevention

Precision medicine, immunotherapy drive largest single-year drop in cancer deaths

Cancer death rates have dropped nearly 30% since 1991, and more that 2% between 2016 and 2017 alone – the biggest one-year drop on record. The driver has been precision medicine, an approach that focuses on personalization and collaboration. Learn more now.