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Epilepsy surgery advancements can eliminate seizures, improve patients’ memories

Epilepsy surgery advancements can eliminate seizures, improve patients’ memories

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Recent advancements have made epilepsy surgery safer and more effective. Dr. Lega discusses when physicians who care for patients with epilepsy should consider referring them for a surgical evaluation.

Is massage safe during pregnancy?

Is massage safe during pregnancy?

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Body changes during pregnancy can be taxing on the back and legs. While a massage might sound heavenly, pregnant women need to follow certain guidelines to prevent preterm labor or infections.

No surprises along the way

No surprises along the way

 

“I needed a heart valve replacement,” Scott says. “And I probably would have put it off if I didn’t need the hip replacement; I’m really glad I went ahead with it.”

Beat AML: Promising outcomes for seniors with acute myeloid leukemia

Beat AML: Promising outcomes for seniors with acute myeloid leukemia

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Treatment options for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in seniors have remained stagnant for 40 years. We are participating in Beat AML, a research study focused on swift phenotyping and tailored therapies, with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes in this disease that otherwise becomes increasingly difficult to treat as patients age.

What Texas couples need to know about gestational surrogacy

What Texas couples need to know about gestational surrogacy

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Couples and individuals who can’t conceive a baby on their own can turn to the gestational carrier program at UT Southwestern. Dr. Orhan Bukulmez discusses why the service is so important for North Texas and how the process works.

Medical therapy for fragility fractures improves patient mobility, reduces recurrence

Medical therapy for fragility fractures improves patient mobility, reduces recurrence

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A national movement is underway to form comprehensive bone fragility programs such as ours at UT Southwestern. Expert providers can pinpoint and medically treat the underlying causes of fragility fractures, returning more patients to mobility and reducing recurrent fractures.

Iron Man contender uses exercise to beat heart disease odds

Iron Man contender uses exercise to beat heart disease odds

 

Jack Baum was only 2 years old when his father died of a heart attack. His father was only in his 30s – one of a long line of family members who passed away at an early age. Baum was determined to break that family tradition.

It’s the climb: Blood pressure management propels one man’s reach for the top

It’s the climb: Blood pressure management propels one man’s reach for the top

 

It wasn’t long into Nagrath’s climbing career that he set his sites on the base camp of Mt. Everest. His only barrier was how to handle his blood pressure, especially at extreme altitude.

Amy Velderman lives a life of miracles

Amy Velderman lives a life of miracles

 

Amy Velderman lives a life of miracles. She was born with a congenital heart defect in 1960, when heart surgery was not an option for babies. “At first they told my parents that I’d probably die before I was a year old,” she says. “Then they said I’d probably die before I reached school age.”

Landmark research might change how we treat AFib in heart failure patients

Landmark research might change how we treat AFib in heart failure patients

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A landmark study might change the way we treat patients that have both heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Cardiac catheter ablation therapy might benefit thousands of patients by providing better symptom management, higher quality of life, and improved survival rates.