Stories and Insights

Smokers – Make 2017 Your Year to Get Screened

Smokers – Make 2017 Your Year to Get Screened

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Still smoking and concerned about lung cancer? You can reduce your worry with our state-of-the-art lung cancer screening program. Smoking cessation can reduce your risk.

What NOT to say to a pregnant woman

What NOT to say to a pregnant woman

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Most of us mean well when we talk to pregnant women… and still end up saying exactly the wrong thing. Here are six things to avoid saying to the pregnant women in your life!

Three (easy) New Year’s resolutions for pregnant women

Three (easy) New Year’s resolutions for pregnant women

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Follow these New Year’s resolutions for a better pregnancy experience in 2017!

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.