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Good news – a healthy diet includes snacks

Good news – a healthy diet includes snacks

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Snacking on the right foods during the day can help you control hunger and overeating while you are dieting. But you need to choose the right kind of snack.

Angelina Jolie is right: Surgery is one way to reduce ovarian cancer risk

Angelina Jolie is right: Surgery is one way to reduce ovarian cancer risk

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An op-ed written by Angelina Jolie Pitt has drawn attention to a preventative surgery to reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer. A UT Southwestern doctor explains the surgery and ongoing research efforts.

How to protect your newborn from falls

How to protect your newborn from falls

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Infants falls in hospitals are on the rise due to an increase in newborns staying in their mothers’ hospital rooms. An obstetrician at UT Southwestern in Dallas explains how falls can be prevented.

E-cigarettes: Too many unknowns

E-cigarettes: Too many unknowns

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Smokers are turning to e-cigarettes as a way to quit. Dr. Anand Rohatgi explains research about the safety of the devices.

If you’re over 50, it’s time for a colonoscopy

If you’re over 50, it’s time for a colonoscopy

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A colonoscopy takes about 15 minutes and could save your life. Two UT Southwestern cancer doctors explain why those over 50 should get a colonoscopy.

The truth about pregorexia

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Learn the real story behind pregorexia. Physicians at UT Southwestern in Dallas discuss how you can achieve healthy weight gain during pregnancy.

New heart procedure extends care to high-risk patients

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement - TAVR - performed by the cardiology team at UT Southwestern in patients who are not candidates for traditional valve replacement surgery due to pre-existing conditions such as lung disease, mobility issues, or other disorders.

The Cancer Answer Line answers your cancer questions

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Welcome to the Cancer Answer Line blog. Physicians at UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Dallas/Fort Worth area will publicly answer questions about cancer and write about cancer-related topics.

How the Down syndrome test works and tips for making your decision

How the Down syndrome test works and tips for making your decision

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Women who are pregnant have the option of having a test performed to assess the likelihood their baby has Down syndrome. Some struggle with whether to have the test.

Azithromycin (Z-Pak) is safe if your heart is healthy

Azithromycin (Z-Pak) is safe if your heart is healthy

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Azithromycin, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, is a good treatment option for many patients but not for everyone. Dr. Joseph Hill explains.