Med Magazine September 2017

Ryan Dant

Saving Ryan

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.

Aspirin study aspires to settle dosage question

Aspirin study aspires to settle dosage question

 

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.

Sleep and your mental health

Sleep and your mental health

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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.

Worth singing about: UTSW Voice Care Center expands services to Fort Worth

Worth singing about: UTSW Voice Care Center expands services to Fort Worth

 

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.

What women need to know about thyroid conditions

What women need to know about thyroid conditions

 

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.

Need a primary care doctor? UTSW now offers internal medicine experts in Las Colinas

Need a primary care doctor? UTSW now offers internal medicine experts in Las Colinas

 

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.