Med Magazine May 2017

Trevor Williams

Ready to seize the day

Last summer, Trevor Williams had surgery to treat his epilepsy. Two months later, “everything changed,” he says.

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.

Bleeding after menopause: It’s not normal

Bleeding after menopause: It’s not normal

 

Postmenopausal bleeding is never normal and may in fact be an early symptom of endometrial cancer, says UT Southwestern gynecologic cancer specialist Matthew Carlson, M.D.

High-tech radiation oncology building opens its doors

High-tech radiation oncology building opens its doors

 

For patients, the new facility on the UTSW campus will be an invaluable lifeline in their fight against cancer.

Is coffee good for you?

Is coffee good for you?

 

UTSW Chief of Cardiology Joseph Hill, M.D., Ph.D., breaks down coffee’s potentially heart-healthy, immunoprotective properties. (There is, of course, a caveat.)