Brain-Spine Stories

Saving Ryan: A dramatic tale of hope, persistence, and medical ingenuity

Saving Ryan: A dramatic tale of hope, persistence, and medical ingenuity

 

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.

Can we diagnose and treat depression faster?

Can we diagnose and treat depression faster?

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Two new studies at UT Southwestern will help physicians find a way to diagnose and treat depression faster and more accurately.

Network of community clinics continues to grow

Network of community clinics continues to grow

 

Over the past five years, UT Southwestern has expanded beyond its main campus in the Southwestern Medical District to locations throughout Dallas – and now Fort Worth, as well.

New epilepsy facility enhances ability to diagnose, treat seizures

New epilepsy facility enhances ability to diagnose, treat seizures

 

The eight-bed monitoring unit open at Zale Lipshy University Hospital is a safe place where physicians can analyze a patient’s EEG and pinpoint a seizure’s source.

Get help for back, neck, and leg pain caused by spinal stenosis

Get help for back, neck, and leg pain caused by spinal stenosis

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Spinal stenosis can cause back pain and tingling or numbness in the hands and feet. It’s more common as we age, but that doesn’t mean people must live with it.

Repairing brain aneurysms now to prevent strokes later

Repairing brain aneurysms now to prevent strokes later

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Dr. Welch explains how brain aneurysms can cause hemorrhagic strokes and what physicians can do to preemptively treat this condition.

Planning for pregnancy when you have epilepsy

Planning for pregnancy when you have epilepsy

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If you have epilepsy and want to have a baby, there are precautions to take before, during, and after pregnancy.

Ocrevus for aggressive MS improves function, reduces disability

Ocrevus for aggressive MS improves function, reduces disability

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Learn about the benefits of the innovative medication Ocrevus and its role in the future of MS treatment.

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.

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.