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Spinal deformities such as adult scoliosis are common but complex. Specialized care is needed, but Dr. Bagley says most people won’t need surgery.
Women need regular health care after childbirth. Seeing a primary care doctor can help decrease women’s health risks postpartum and in future pregnancies.
Texas has the highest maternal death rate in the United States. Dr. Shivani Patel addresses how doctors and women can reduce the risk.
Diagnosed at age 3 with a rare genetic disorder, Ryan Dant was not expected to live beyond age 10. But thanks to his parents who never lost hope and a clinical trial at UT Southwestern, the now 29-year-old recently finished college and is looking forward to life’s next chapter. “It’s an incredible story,” says UTSW’s Elizabeth Maher, M.D., Ph.D., one of the specialists on his team.
The UT Southwestern Medical Center at Las Colinas, already known for its full-service obstetrics and gynecology practice, recently added general internal medicine to its list of care offerings, and more specialties are coming soon.
A new clinical trial called ADAPTABLE, The Aspirin Study is aiming to set the record straight on which of two commonly used daily doses of aspirin is more effective. The three-year study is comparing the benefits and side-effect risks of the two doses.
No one knows why women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid disorders, but because these problems can have a direct bearing on conceiving and having a successful pregnancy, understanding the various conditions and taking precautions are all the more important.
Sleep disorders have a “circular relationship” with such mental illnesses as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, which UTSW’s Imran Khawaja, M.D., says can make treatment challenging but not impossible.
Already the largest voice center in the state, the UT Southwestern Clinical Center for Voice Care is poised to help even more patients in the Metroplex with the recent opening of its new location in Cowtown.
Not every kidney tumor needs treatment right away, if at all. Learn about active monitoring of early-stage kidney cancer and when we recommend it.