What To Know: A Weekly Video Series

Join us every Friday for our new video series hosted by Dr. John Warner, Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs and featuring UT Southwestern specialists from the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. As the only academic medical center in North Texas, we consider it our mission to keep you safe and informed, especially during this crisis.

Bigger Than Basketball

7.2.20

The Dallas Mavericks are gearing up for the restart of the NBA season, but they remain committed to elevating the conversations around two ongoing pandemics: COVID-19 and racial injustice. Mavs CEO Cynt Marshall and center, Dwight Powell join Dr. John Warner to discuss the ongoing efforts of the players, Mavs' owner Mark Cuban, and the team to help DFW rise above these crises.

Featured this week:

Past episodes:

Coping with a Surge in Anxiety and Depression

6.26.20

As COVID-19 cases rise in Texas, so do the levels of stress and anxiety. UT Southwestern’s Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, an internationally recognized expert in depression and mood disorders, and Dr. Nicholas Westers, a clinical psychologist at Children’s Health in Dallas, suggest practical solutions for adults and children to maintain their mental health during the pandemic.

COVID-19 on the rise: ‘We’ve let our guard down’

6.19.20

As cities in Texas and across the country have reopened, COVID-19 cases have steadily increased. Dallas COVID-19 Czar Dr. Kelvin Baggett and UT Southwestern infectious diseases expert Dr. Richard Medford discuss the troubling trend, reveal what we can do to help reverse it, and advise when to get tested.

Sports Makes a Comeback

6.12.20

Pro golf returns this weekend at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth with 148 of the world’s best players, but no fans. PGA star Jhonattan Vegas and Tour executive Tom Alter join UTSW’s Dr. John Warner to talk about what went into creating a safe environment for the tournament, how Colonial golf course was chosen for the restart, and what it means to have sports back amid the pandemic.

The Summer of COVID-19 for Kids and Parents

6.5.20

Children who’ve been stuck at home since March are more than ready to dive into pool parties, sleepovers, and seeing friends again. But how will parents know what’s safe? UT Southwestern pediatric specialists Dr. Jeffrey Kahn and Dr. Rinarani Sanghavi join Dr. John Warner to discuss this hot topic.

Taking Flight Again

5.29.20

The COVID-19 pandemic sent the world's travel industry into a free-fall in mid-March, and it is just now beginning to inch its way back. Southwest Airlines' top executive Gary C. Kelly joins Dr. John Warner to talk about the slow and safe journey back for the Dallas-based airline and its passengers.

COVID-19: Endangering our hearts and minds

5.22.20

The pandemic is putting stroke and heart attack victims at increased risk as many are staying away from the ER, despite telltale symptoms. UT Southwestern’s Dr. Babu Welch, a neurosurgeon, and cardiologist Dr. James de Lemos analyze the troubling trend and articulate why 911 is still the safest call.

How Virtual Care is Becoming the New House Call

5.15.20

This week on What to Know, Dr. John Warner discusses the evolution and future of virtual care with Alan Kramer, architect of UT Southwestern’s telemedicine strategy, and Dr. Suzanne Cole, an early adopter of video visits and Medical Director of Simmons Cancer Clinic at Richardson/Plano.

Bedside with COVID-19: The Nurses' Perspective

5.8.20

UT Southwestern’s Chief Nursing Executive Susan Hernandez, along with a nurse from the COVID-19 unit and an ED nurse, join Dr. John Warner to provide an insiders’ perspective on patient care during the pandemic. Staff at Clements University Hospital is delivering safe and expert support to all patients during these challenging times.

The COVID-19 Trials: Chasing Potential Treatments

5.1.20

Dr. James “Brad” Cutrell, Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at Clements University Hospital, provides an inside perspective on clinical trials and the search for coronavirus therapies, ranging from remdesivir to convalescent plasma to potential vaccines.

The Truth About COVID-19 Testing from an Infectious Disease Expert

4.24.20

On the debut episode of What To Know, infectious disease specialist Dr. Julie Trivedi joins Dr. John Warner to discuss the plan for increased testing, both for the virus and for antibodies. They also tackle the question of when we all might begin to return to normal.