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Whooping Cough: New Concerns About an Old Disease

Whooping Cough: New Concerns About an Old Disease

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Pertussis, also known as whopping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that causes violent, uncontrollable coughing that makes it hard to breathe.

Donate blood platelets to save a life during the holidays

Donate blood platelets to save a life during the holidays

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Blood platelets, which prevent excessive bleeding, are needed for cancer and organ transplant patients. Your platelet donation could save a life.

A look at how ‘sleep genes’ may affect our circadian rhythms

A look at how ‘sleep genes’ may affect our circadian rhythms

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A study about “sleep genes” in mice might explain why we need sleep, and how we may be able to treat sleep disorders in the future.

‘My dog saved my life’: How Madelyn has survived ovarian cancer for 10 years

‘My dog saved my life’: How Madelyn has survived ovarian cancer for 10 years

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UT Southwestern patient, Madelyn, shares how her dog prompted her to see the doctor that diagnosed her with ovarian cancer.

One shot, two patients

One shot, two patients

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Planning to skip a flu shot because you’re pregnant? Think again. Dr. Horsager strongly recommends getting a flu shot during your pregnancy to protect you and your baby.

No approved therapy? Consider becoming a research volunteer

No approved therapy? Consider becoming a research volunteer

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Without research volunteers like Sheri Evans, clinical advancements toward new medical treatments simply aren’t possible.

Living without a pancreas: Is it possible?

Living without a pancreas: Is it possible?

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The pancreas is a vital part of the digestive system and helps regulate blood sugar. Rebecca Minter, M.D., and Jessica Abramowitz, M.D., explain how it’s possible to live without one.

Hepatitis C doesn't have to be a life sentence

Hepatitis C doesn't have to be a life sentence

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Hepatitis C is a manageable diagnosis and living a healthy life can slow the advances.

How high-altitude training can benefit elite endurance athletes like runners and swimmers

How high-altitude training can benefit elite endurance athletes like runners and swimmers

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Altitude training gives elite runners and swimmers a competitive edge, but the “live high, train low” lifestyle may benefit anyone’s heart.

Britni’s story: Destroying cancer, preserving fertility

Britni’s story: Destroying cancer, preserving fertility

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Dr. Richardson and her patient, Britni Adams, discuss radical trachelectomy, a procedure to treat cervical cancer and preserve fertility.