Stories and Insights

Rose Bowl Parade honors legacy of local family’s infant son

Rose Bowl Parade honors legacy of local family’s infant son

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Two years ago, Whitney and Adam Zapotocky lost their infant son and donated his organs to help other children. Next week, their story will be honored nationally at the Rose Bowl Parade.

Boy or girl? The difficulties of early gender prediction

Boy or girl? The difficulties of early gender prediction

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While an ultrasound may predict gender as early as 12 weeks, Dr. Santiago-Munoz discusses why it’s not always possible — and not always correct.

Whooping Cough: New Concerns About an Old Disease

Whooping Cough: New Concerns About an Old Disease

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Pertussis, also known as whopping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that causes violent, uncontrollable coughing that makes it hard to breathe.

Donate blood platelets to save a life during the holidays

Donate blood platelets to save a life during the holidays

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Blood platelets, which prevent excessive bleeding, are needed for cancer and organ transplant patients. Your platelet donation could save a life.

A look at how ‘sleep genes’ may affect our circadian rhythms

A look at how ‘sleep genes’ may affect our circadian rhythms

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A study about “sleep genes” in mice might explain why we need sleep, and how we may be able to treat sleep disorders in the future.

‘My dog saved my life’: How Madelyn has survived ovarian cancer for 10 years

‘My dog saved my life’: How Madelyn has survived ovarian cancer for 10 years

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UT Southwestern patient, Madelyn, shares how her dog prompted her to see the doctor that diagnosed her with ovarian cancer.

One shot, two patients

One shot, two patients

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Planning to skip a flu shot because you’re pregnant? Think again. Dr. Horsager strongly recommends getting a flu shot during your pregnancy to protect you and your baby.

No approved therapy? Consider becoming a research volunteer

No approved therapy? Consider becoming a research volunteer

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Without research volunteers like Sheri Evans, clinical advancements toward new medical treatments simply aren’t possible.

Living without a pancreas: Is it possible?

Living without a pancreas: Is it possible?

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The pancreas is a vital part of the digestive system and helps regulate blood sugar. Rebecca Minter, M.D., and Jessica Abramowitz, M.D., explain how it’s possible to live without one.

Hepatitis C doesn't have to be a life sentence

Hepatitis C doesn't have to be a life sentence

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Hepatitis C is a manageable diagnosis and living a healthy life can slow the advances.