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How high-altitude training can benefit elite endurance athletes like runners and swimmers

How high-altitude training can benefit elite endurance athletes like runners and swimmers

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Altitude training gives elite runners and swimmers a competitive edge, but the “live high, train low” lifestyle may benefit anyone’s heart.

Britni’s story: Destroying cancer, preserving fertility

Britni’s story: Destroying cancer, preserving fertility

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Dr. Richardson and her patient, Britni Adams, discuss radical trachelectomy, a procedure to treat cervical cancer and preserve fertility.

5 things to know about buying and using breast pumps

5 things to know about buying and using breast pumps

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Dr. Jamie Morgan and lactation consultant Denise Bulpitt answer five of the most common questions patients have about breast pumps.

Can pre-competition ECG testing save young athletes’ lives?

Can pre-competition ECG testing save young athletes’ lives?

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Can we do more to prevent sudden cardiac death in student-athletes through ECGs? We examine this controversial question.

Bleeding after menopause: It’s not normal

Bleeding after menopause: It’s not normal

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Dr. Carlson discusses why women shouldn’t ignore postmenopausal bleeding and should see a gynecologic oncologist if cancer is the cause.

Should you eat less sodium? The answer is – it depends

Should you eat less sodium? The answer is – it depends

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The debate continues – is sodium harmless or bad for us? Hypertension specialist Dr. Vongpatanasin says the answer is clear, but it isn’t one size fits all.

Do you have endometriosis? Why your heart may be at risk

Do you have endometriosis? Why your heart may be at risk

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Women with endometriosis often suffer painful, heavy periods. But new research shows the condition also may increase heart disease risk. Dr. Sanghavi explains.

Breastfeeding during cancer treatment

Breastfeeding during cancer treatment

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Can mothers breastfeed while undergoing chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer? We answer this question and more, keeping mom and baby healthy and safe.

A better way to do heart surgery

A better way to do heart surgery

 

Most heart valve surgeries require cutting the breastbone, leading to lengthy recoveries. Now there’s a no-cut alternative available at UTSW.

UTSW researchers unveil discovery about acid reflux

UTSW researchers unveil discovery about acid reflux

 

For nearly a century we may have been pointing at the wrong culprit as the source of acid reflux damage. What’s really to blame?