Stories and Insights
“I needed a heart valve replacement,” Scott says. “And I probably would have put it off if I didn’t need the hip replacement; I’m really glad I went ahead with it.”
Treatment options for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in seniors have remained stagnant for 40 years. We are participating in Beat AML, a research study focused on swift phenotyping and tailored therapies, with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes in this disease that otherwise becomes increasingly difficult to treat as patients age.
Couples and individuals who can’t conceive a baby on their own can turn to the gestational carrier program at UT Southwestern. Dr. Orhan Bukulmez discusses why the service is so important for North Texas and how the process works.
A national movement is underway to form comprehensive bone fragility programs such as ours at UT Southwestern. Expert providers can pinpoint and medically treat the underlying causes of fragility fractures, returning more patients to mobility and reducing recurrent fractures.
Jack Baum was only 2 years old when his father died of a heart attack. His father was only in his 30s – one of a long line of family members who passed away at an early age. Baum was determined to break that family tradition.
It wasn’t long into Nagrath’s climbing career that he set his sites on the base camp of Mt. Everest. His only barrier was how to handle his blood pressure, especially at extreme altitude.
Amy Velderman lives a life of miracles. She was born with a congenital heart defect in 1960, when heart surgery was not an option for babies. “At first they told my parents that I’d probably die before I was a year old,” she says. “Then they said I’d probably die before I reached school age.”
A landmark study might change the way we treat patients that have both heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Cardiac catheter ablation therapy might benefit thousands of patients by providing better symptom management, higher quality of life, and improved survival rates.
As influenza A cases rise in Dallas County, it’s important to protect yourself and your family from infection. Find tips to avoid the flu and current information about vaccine recommendations.
With the ongoing support of Dr. Brickner and his transplant and rehabilitation specialists, Heath Erwin is back to enjoying life.