Feel Good ... or Look Good?

In the mid-1980s, Billy Crystal portrayed a suave character on TV’s Saturday Night Live whose catchphrase was, “It is better to look good than to feel good.” I’m not sure I agree with that sentiment, but I am certain of this: UT Southwestern Medical Center can help you look and feel your best with a range of health care expertise unsurpassed in North Texas.

Dr. Bruce Meyer

For starters, turn to page 5 and take our Mediterranean diet quiz. The latest research indicates this diet could significantly reduce heart attacks and strokes. Then, on page 6, learn about a new nonsurgical treatment offered at UTSW that essentially freezes off fat cells. Next, visit with one of our physician experts on page 7 and gain some helpful insider tips on obesity and bariatric surgery.

I have an idea which side our cover story subject, Courtney White, would choose in the “look good/feel good” debate. Courtney nearly died last fall after battling cystic fibrosis much of her life. But UT Southwestern doctors were able to pull her through with a double-lung transplant, and now she is breathing easier for the first time in years. You can read Courtney’s story in this edition.

Feel good? Look good? At UT Southwestern, we care about not just your looks or your diagnosis but how they impact your life.    

Bruce Meyer, M.D., M.B.A.
Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs