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Cancer; Dermatology; Prevention

5 burning questions about sun protection and skin cancer

In the blazing Texas summer, sun protection is key. UT Southwestern dermatologist Elizabeth Savory answers the burning questions about sunscreen, tanning and skin cancer.

Cancer; Prevention

Does high-fructose corn syrup cause colon cancer? 6 tips for millennials

By 2030, researchers expect up to a 90 percent increase in colon cancer diagnoses in millennials. But why? In this MedBlog, Syed Kazmi, M.D., discusses whether the U.S. food staple high-fructose corn syrup is to blame and offers tips for millennials to reduce their risk. Learn more.

Prevention

Farm to table: Rediscovering a simple, practical approach to food

Our diets have shifted dramatically over the years, and what used to be a farm-to-table approach to eating has become factory to fast-food window. This dynamic has created a dysfunctional and potentially dangerous relationship between us and what we eat. Americans might consider looking back to the simpler times for better solutions.

Eyes and Vision; Prevention

Corneal collagen cross-linking for keratoconus helps patients see better, longer

Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disorder that affects thousands of people across the country. In this week's blog, two eye-care experts examine the existing schools of thought on diagnosis and care, and what to expect from exciting new treatment options and research.

Cancer; Prevention

Which sunscreen is best – brand name or generic?

When shopping for sunscreen, many brands might catch your eye. But are brand name products more effective than generics? Rajiv Nijhawan, M.D., discusses what matters when choosing a sunscreen – and best practices for getting the most protection.

Prevention

Ticks on the move: Why are these tiny pests and their illnesses spreading?

Ticks and the illnesses they carry are spreading thanks to climate change and several other factors. David Greenberg, M.D., an infectious disease specialist and an expert in geographic medicine explains why ticks are on the march and how people can protect themselves from Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

Cancer; Prevention

Rocket science: How the NASA Twins Study launched a novel radiation protection therapy

Patients will go to the ends of the earth to get the best cancer care, and we’re taking our research even further – into space. In partnership with NASA, UT Southwestern researcher Jerry Shay, Ph.D., is using data from the NASA Twins Study to develop a new drug to reduce cancer radiotherapy side effects.

Prevention

Teen vaping: Talking points for parents

Teen tobacco use has trended downward for years, but an alarming number of teens have turned to vaping instead. In this week’s blog, David Balis, M.D., discusses talking points for parents to help teens quit using e-cigarettes and kick their nicotine habits.

Prevention; Your Pregnancy Matters

Allergic to penicillin? There’s a 90% chance that’s not true

More than 90 percent of patients who believe they are allergic to penicillin actually aren’t. This is a serious concern, particularly during pregnancy. In this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog, allergy expert David Khan, M.D., discusses penicillin allergy testing and antibiotic safety.

Back and Spine; Prevention

Golfer’s guide: 5 ways to avoid back pain

Don’t let back pain short-side your golf game. Carlos Bagley, M.D., offers five tips for golfers to avoid back pain and serious spine injuries related to the sport. Learn more.