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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

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.

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.

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.

"Make no mistake, COVID-19 is not just 'a bad case of flu.' It's much worse. Even if you get a mild case, people you infect might not. We can't afford to trivialize COVID-19."

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.

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