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COVID; Prevention

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: How to overcome the culture of mistrust

Having highly effective COVID-19 vaccines is only half the battle. Kavita Bhavan, M.D., a UT Southwestern infectious diseases specialist, has devised successful strategies to break through the barriers to trust in communities of color, helping them feel more confident about getting vaccinated.

Heart; Prevention

4 studies that defy conventional thinking about race, weight loss, and heart health

African-Americans are not genetically predisposed to heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Recent UT Southwestern studies dispel conventional thinking around race, weight loss, and heart health and push for personalized, equitable patient care.

Prevention

How cold, flu, and allergy symptoms can hurt your voice

Most of us don’t really think about our voice as a tangible thing that requires care – until we can’t use it because of illness. When you get sick and lose your voice, you may think it’s just a normal part of being sick.

COVID; Prevention

COVID-19 vaccines: Separating myths from reality

COVID-19 vaccines represent our best chance of ending the pandemic, but a strong current of resistance and disinformation is sabotaging the effort to protect people from the virus. UT Southwestern's Sonja Bartolome, M.D., separates the vaccine myths from the realities.

Prevention

3 signs your vocal cords may be damaged

Everyone loses their voice or experiences hoarseness temporarily, but if vocal problems persist you need to take action to avoid long-term or permanent damage. Here are 3 signs you should seek voice care.

Cancer; Prevention

Shining a light on the parathyroid glands – literally

The parathyroid glands are important, but also tiny and tough to see during surgery. Find out how a new and advanced technology helps our surgeons in Frisco protect patients' parathyroid glands and reduce post-surgery complications.

COVID; Heart; Prevention

5 tips to keep Thanksgiving meals safe and satisfying

Thanksgiving is a holiday that often revolves around food and family – large portions of both. But that simply isn't prudent this year. UT Southwestern's Susan Rodder shares strategies to enjoy a safe and satisfying holiday, even during the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID; Prevention

Thanksgiving 2020: Tips for safe holiday travel and gatherings during COVID-19

Dr. Trish Perl, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UT Southwestern, and Tony Roach, Managing Director for Customer Experience at Southwest Airlines, share tips on holiday travel and family gatherings for Thanksgiving 2020.

COVID; Prevention

Summer fun in the sun: What's safe outdoors during COVID-19?

After months of COVID-19 shelter-in-place, Texans are eager to enjoy summer activities. Get quick tips to have fun and stay safe this summer.

COVID; Prevention

Diabetes and COVID-19: 5 tips to stay well during the pandemic

More than 10% of U.S. adults have diabetes – and it increases the risk of COVID-19 complications. Follow these 5 self-care tips to stay well during the pandemic.