Stories and Insights

Gift of a lifetime

Gift of a lifetime

 

A routine cholesterol check first threatened Chuck Dandridge’s retirement and then his life. But an experimental procedure at UT Southwestern and a gift from his son, Jon, produced a remarkable turnaround – and some medical history.

Can dads get postpartum depression?

Can dads get postpartum depression?

 

The focus on postpartum depression has typically been on women. It turns out some men may feel the blues too when baby arrives.

7 drinks that may affect cancer risk

7 drinks that may affect cancer risk

 

Some of your favorite drinks may have a link to the “C” word. And we don’t mean cola. Is your beverage safe?

The low risks and high rewards of thyroid cancer treatment

The low risks and high rewards of thyroid cancer treatment

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Is thyroid cancer over diagnosed and over treated? Dr. Nwariaku explains why quick and effective treatment is better than the alternative.

Why are we in the middle of a ‘statins war’?

Why are we in the middle of a ‘statins war’?

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As medical journals and websites debate who should take statins and the severity of their side effects, Dr. Hill says not to forget that they save lives.

PSA tests: Can they save men from prostate cancer?

PSA tests: Can they save men from prostate cancer?

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PSA blood tests are controversial in screening for prostate cancer. But Dr. Roehrborn says they save lives.

Why to avoid ‘keepsake’ 3-D and 4-D ultrasounds

Why to avoid ‘keepsake’ 3-D and 4-D ultrasounds

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It may be tempting to get a commercial 3-D or 4-D ultrasound photo. Dr. Horsager discusses her concerns with “keepsake” ultrasounds.

Davy’s story: Getting creative to save a heart failure patient

Davy’s story: Getting creative to save a heart failure patient

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Davy came to us with two medical devices implanted in his heart. With his life on the line, we gave him two more to save him.

A cardiology powerhouse – and now a community resource

A cardiology powerhouse – and now a community resource

 

Meet our Cardiology leaders and learn how they’re reaching out to physicians in the community to enhance referral access and become the go-to resource for specialized heart care.

UTSW is first in Texas to transplant lungs using new technology to make organs more viable

UTSW is first in Texas to transplant lungs using new technology to make organs more viable

 

This new technology, now in use at UTSW, can increase the number of lungs available for transplant by up to 15 percent.