Stories and Insights

Organ donation – the gift of life

Organ donation – the gift of life

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Melissa Robinson gave one of her kidneys to her friend, Dewayne Dunning. A doctor at UT Southwestern in Dallas talks about the advantages of having a living organ donor for such transplants.

Looking in the mirror after breast cancer surgery

Looking in the mirror after breast cancer surgery

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The surgeons at UT Southwestern have your answers about new breast cancer surgeries including nipple-sparing surgery.

Feeling your baby move during pregnancy

Feeling your baby move during pregnancy

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Feeling your baby move is one of the most exciting parts of pregnancy. A UT Southwestern obstetrician outlines when and how pregnant women should feel fetal movements.

It’s time to rethink taking daily, low-dose aspirin

It’s time to rethink taking daily, low-dose aspirin

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Taking low-dose aspiring regularly might not be the best treatment for patients who have not had a heart attack or stroke. A doctor at UT Southwestern in Dallas discusses the best use of aspirin.

Hoarse? Lost your voice? Here’s what to do

Hoarse? Lost your voice? Here’s what to do

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If you’re hoarse for more than two weeks, you should see a laryngologist (an ENT surgeon who specializes in the vocal cords).

Understanding the increase in pancreatic cancer

Understanding the increase in pancreatic cancer

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Pancreatic cancer cases are on the rise and will become the second deadliest type of cancer in the United States by 2030. Doctors at UT Southwestern discuss the future of pancreatic cancer.

Lesley’s story: Two pregnancies after age 35

Lesley’s story: Two pregnancies after age 35

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Many women have anxiety about pregnancy after age 35. A UT Southwestern patient shares her story of two pregnancies after age 35.

New cholesterol-lowering drugs show promising results in trials

New cholesterol-lowering drugs show promising results in trials

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Clinical trials have shown promising results for a class of drugs that could dramatically lower cholesterol and, in turn, reduce the risk of heart disease.

How do we detect breast cancer more quickly?

How do we detect breast cancer more quickly?

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It's easier to cure breast cancer if we catch it early. Find out how the doctors at UT Southwestern screen for breast cancer, including 3-D mammograms.

Pregnancy over age 35: A numbers game

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Having a baby over age 35 does not always lead to complications. An obstetrician at UT Southwestern in Dallas sheds light on the facts of having a pregnancy later in life.