Stories and Insights

3 things to know about Down syndrome and pregnancy

3 things to know about Down syndrome and pregnancy

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Doctors can use special testing to screen for and detect Down syndrome in a baby before he or she is born. Dr. Robyn Horsager explains the research that led to this advancement.

The Mediterranean diet shouldn't be Greek to your heart

The Mediterranean diet shouldn't be Greek to your heart

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Following the Mediterranean diet is heart-healthy. But what does that mean? A dietitian from UT Southwestern Medical Center explains.

Answering your questions on heart health

Answering your questions on heart health

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It was my pleasure to answer your questions about women’s heart health during the social media live chat on Feb. 18, 2015, as part of UT Southwestern’s Heart Month activities.

Pumping breast milk works best for some families

Pumping breast milk works best for some families

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Some moms choose to use a breast pump right away to provide breast milk to their baby.

Broken heart syndrome is mysterious, but real

Broken heart syndrome is mysterious, but real

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The mysterious condition is real and on the rise in the Dallas area.

You’re ready, but is your baby? Why to wait until (at least) 39 weeks

You’re ready, but is your baby? Why to wait until (at least) 39 weeks

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Obstetricians are usually open to elective induction of labor after 39 weeks, and repeat cesarean sections are routinely scheduled at that time.

Complications during pregnancy can predict future heart disease risk

Complications during pregnancy can predict future heart disease risk

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What a woman experiences during pregnancy can give doctors a glimpse into the future.

Answering questions about women's heart health

Answering questions about women's heart health

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A UT Southwestern physician will answer questions about women’s heart health, heart attacks, and chest pain during an upcoming live chat.

What if I have an infectious disease and want to get pregnant?

What if I have an infectious disease and want to get pregnant?

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For women who have an infectious disease and are pregnant, early intervention is important.

How much calcium is too much?

How much calcium is too much?

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The right amount builds strong bones, but too much calcium may lead to heart problems.