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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.

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.

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.

Ready to seize the day

Ready to seize the day

 

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

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.)

Celebrating Mother’s Day with two sets of twins: Christine’s story

Celebrating Mother’s Day with two sets of twins: Christine’s story

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Doctors thought Christine Wright might never be able to have children. Now, she is the proud mother of two sets of twins. Read her inspiring story to start Mother’s Day celebrations off right!

Patients With Heart Disease: Which Dose of Aspirin Are You Taking?

Patients With Heart Disease: Which Dose of Aspirin Are You Taking?

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A new clinical trial aims to figure out which aspirin dosage is most effective and safest for patients with heart disease.