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Heart; Nutrition

5 foods rich in heart-healthy polyphenols

Research has indicated that foods such as chocolate, red wine, and olive oil, which are rich in natural chemical compounds called polyphenols, may offer protection from heart disease.

Nutrition

5 signs you’ve chosen the right multivitamin

Check these five guidelines before you buy a multivitamin. Learn what a good multivitamin can – and cannot – provide.

Nutrition

An avocado a day is good for your heart health

Avocados are fun to eat, nutritious, and heart-healthy. A UT Southwestern nutritionist in Dallas explains the benefits of this unique fruit and provides a healthy recipe.

Heart; Nutrition

Why belly fat is dangerous and how to control it

Obesity is a major issue in the United States, but the latest research suggests we may need to change the way we look at fat, specifically belly fat.

Digestive; Nutrition; Pediatrics

Why isn’t my child gaining weight? 3 factors that can cause 'failure to thrive'

Babies and children who don't get proper nutrition can develop failure to thrive, a condition that causes delayed growth and poor brain development. In this MedBlog, find three common causes and strategies families can use to improve their child's health. Learn more.

Digestive; Nutrition; Pediatrics

7 common causes of pediatric GI bleeding, plus treatment information

Finding blood in your child's stool is scary, especially if the child is too young to describe how they feel. In this MedBlog, pediatric gastroenterologist Bradley Barth, M.D., M.P.H., discusses seven common, treatable conditions that cause GI bleeding, plus treatment information.

Digestive; Nutrition; 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.

Digestive; Nutrition; Pediatrics

Kids’ food allergies can affect the GI tract: Symptoms parents should know

Pediatric food allergies are rising in the U.S., and so is awareness about food-related GI symptoms such as diarrhea and cramping. In this MedBlog, find symptoms parents should look for and learn about a rare condition that is associated with food allergies. Read more.

Digestive; Nutrition

Robotic bariatric surgery: A new weapon in the fight against obesity

Weight-loss surgery has evolved dramatically in the last 20 years, and now the newest weapon in the fight against obesity is available at UT Southwestern: Robotic bariatric surgery. Learn about the advantages of the new technology from bariatric surgeon and division chief Benjamin Schneider, M.D., in this week’s MedBlog.

Digestive; Mental Health; Nutrition; Pediatrics

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.