Stories and Insights

What pregnant women need to know about Zika in 2017

What pregnant women need to know about Zika in 2017

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With summer comes increased risk exposure to mosquitos. Here’s what women who are pregnant or wish to become pregnant need to know to stay safe this year.

Sleep disorders and mental illness go hand in hand

Sleep disorders and mental illness go hand in hand

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Dr. Khawaja discusses the relationship between sleep and mental illness, as well as treatments to help patients maintain healthy sleep habits.

Young and hip: joint preservation surgery is sometimes the answer

Young and hip: joint preservation surgery is sometimes the answer

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We generally associate hip pain with aging, but adolescents and young adults can develop serious hip problems as well. Dr. Wells reviews some of these issues and the surgeries to correct them.

Planning for pregnancy when you have epilepsy

Planning for pregnancy when you have epilepsy

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If you have epilepsy and want to have a baby, there are precautions to take before, during, and after pregnancy.

Challenges faced with prenatal ultrasound

Challenges faced with prenatal ultrasound

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Recently, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel shared the moving story of his son’s birth. Dr. Horsager reflects on why an ultrasound didn’t detect his son’s congenital heart defect before birth.

Ocrevus for aggressive MS improves function, reduces disability

Ocrevus for aggressive MS improves function, reduces disability

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Learn about the benefits of the innovative medication Ocrevus and its role in the future of MS treatment.

What to expect during stroke recovery

What to expect during stroke recovery

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Recovering from a stroke takes time and special rehabilitation. Dr. Kathleen Bell shares what to expect during the stroke recovery process.

Introducing a new, faster treatment for early-stage breast cancer

Introducing a new, faster treatment for early-stage breast cancer

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Before she was diagnosed with Stage One breast cancer, Leslie LeBlanc was a busy working mom. Thanks to a new type of radiation therapy, she was able to get the treatment she needed without missing a beat.

Prevent peanut allergy with . . . peanut butter?

Prevent peanut allergy with . . . peanut butter?

 

New guidelines recommend feeding peanut products to babies who are at risk for peanut allergy. UTSW food allergy specialist J. Andrew Bird, M.D., explains why that’s not as nutty as it sounds.

New clinic for kidney disease offers specialized, comprehensive care

New clinic for kidney disease offers specialized, comprehensive care

 

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disease that causes uncontrolled growth of cysts in one or both kidneys, which can lead to kidney failure. It is the most common genetic disease of all, affecting one in 1,000 people.