Stories and Insights

Which over-the-counter cold medications are safe during pregnancy?

Which over-the-counter cold medications are safe during pregnancy?

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During cold season, we get a lot of questions about what over-the-counter medications are safe to take during pregnancy. Dr. Horsager discusses which drugs are safe and which to skip.

Young and hip: Joint preservation surgery may be the long-term answer to hip pain

Young and hip: Joint preservation surgery may be the long-term answer to hip pain

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Dr. Joel Wells talks about joint preservation surgery in the young adult with symptomatic hip pain can prevent osteoarthritis progression. At UT Southwestern, we’re emphasizing preservation of the native hip in patients from 14 years of age to adult, rather than replacing the native hip with a prosthesis.

Should pregnant moms be concerned about gastroenteritis?

Should pregnant moms be concerned about gastroenteritis?

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Gastroenteritis (stomach flu) is quite common during pregnancy and can cause serious illness or preterm labor in severe cases. Dr. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer shares tips to manage the symptoms and avoid the disease, as well as when to go to the doctor.

Get ready for the yellow tsunami: Mountain cedar season is headed our way

Get ready for the yellow tsunami: Mountain cedar season is headed our way

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Brace yourself: Mountain cedar season, Mother Nature’s annual winter irritant that prompts noses to run and eyes to itch – and can make a happy new year miserable – is just around the corner.

Can a Fitbit help prevent blood clot complications in kids?

Can a Fitbit help prevent blood clot complications in kids?

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Dr. Ayesha Zia, a pediatric hematologist, is currently recruiting children and young adults ages 7 to 21 who have had a lower-extremity DVT. She’s studying the increase of physical activity, with a Fitbit, and the impact to life-changing complications down the road that are related to their blood clot.

Latonya’s story, part one: Experiencing pregnancy from a wheelchair

Latonya’s story, part one: Experiencing pregnancy from a wheelchair

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Latonya Menefee is paralyzed, and she’s expecting her first child. Read her story, and learn how we tailor prenatal care to her unique needs.

Birth control and breast cancer: What’s the real risk?

Birth control and breast cancer: What’s the real risk?

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Should women stop using hormonal birth control because of a slightly increased risk of breast cancer? Dr. Bruce Carr says no. Discover how to weigh the risks and benefits of these contraceptives and others.

The scoop on supplements: Will they help your cold or flu?

The scoop on supplements: Will they help your cold or flu?

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Dr. Zaiba Jetpuri talks about how supplements can be an excellent tool to fighting colds and flu, as long they’re used correctly, and with the right patient.

Dr. Horsager’s top five pregnancy stories of 2017

Dr. Horsager’s top five pregnancy stories of 2017

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Happy New Year! Enjoy Dr. Horsager’s recap of her favorite 2017 Your Pregnancy Matters blog stories in this end-of-year review.

Lung transplant: The harrowing journey from donor to recipient

Lung transplant: The harrowing journey from donor to recipient

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An organ’s trek from donor to recipient is a well-choreographed, sometimes dramatic, process. Dr. Michael Wait takes readers along the lungs’ journey.