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Dr.Lemack I'm still have with my bladder leaking I know visit isn't until June 22 2021. The leaking is very bothersome . I'm Shannon delagarza would please help me
Is there a reason your MyChart website customer service doesn’t provide non-verbal options for people with speech disorders? Seems like a huge oversight.
Happy Transplant Nurses Day to all those nurses at UT Southwestern University Medical Center with a special shout out to my own personal lifeline at the University Heart and Lung Center, Ann Cuddy. She is a rock star!
I'm a cancer patient at UTSW. Within the past few days I've received two emails telling me I have a message in MyChart, but when I log on to MyChart, I didn't find a message. Please help. Thank you.
Thank you to all the Doctors out there. UTSW is the best. 💕 #NationalDoctorsDay
Hi everyone, I found a piece of jewelry in parking garage C at Clements Hospital. If anyone is missing anything please contact me with a description.
I recently had a surgery at Lipsky and lets say things did not go according to plan. First, I was given a nerve block which I complained to multiple people was not working. When I woke up from surgery I was screaming in agonizing pain, crying and complaining from some of the worst pain I have ever felt in my entire life. The medical team shot me up with multiple medications which did not seem to work and I was admitted to the hospital for overnight watch. Secondly, my contact who was my close friend who accompanied me to the hospital and was put ON the contact list had a number of issues getting updates about my care and had to jump through hoops to find out what was going on with me. Thirdly, my doctor was not informed of the issues that arose after surgery which really pi**ed me off. Now he is working on his end to find out what happened. I did receive a call from UTSW checking up on me about the surgery and informed them of all of this. The woman took notes and told me a hospital manager would be calling me. I never have received a call or contact of any kind from anyone. Some of the things that happened here were unacceptable and the fact that I made a complaint and have not heard from anyone is truly making me not want to use UTSW services anymore. I really would appreciate if someone would get in contact with me.
I have an appointment for my 2nd COVID vaccine today at West Campus Building 3. I called the phone number, and it said that they are closed. On your website, it doesn't say anything about this, and I haven't received any MyChart messages saying the appointment is canceled. Is this particular clinic open today? I don't want to risk driving there if it isn't.
I do not believe this hospital is providing the best care it can for a patient. Morgo Williams, stroke patient, transferred to Zale-Lipsky has been receiving sub-standard care in that that she has been allowed to lapse into a UTI due to dehydration and she is not being feed enough nutrition to sustain her.

She cannot feed herself due to the stroke and unless family is there to ensure she is being feed, Morgo does not ingest sufficient nutrition. She has dehydrated over the course of several days that she now has developed a urinary tract infection. Antibiotics will not help if Morgo does not drink or receive enough fluids to clear her system of the infection.

I am concerned about her level of care. Morgo is Black and has no medical insurance, though her family is attempting to remedy that. The son is meeting red tape and obstacles blocking him from completing the necessary paperwork that will provide the insurance. UT Southwestern does not accept Parkland insurance. I believe that Morgo Williams being an African-American female is the catalyst for this sub-standard care.

At this point, Morgo is being provided the basic level of care to keep her alive and functioning. This hospital and its staff are NOT providing her with premium care. I have repeatedly informed the staff that her vision is blurry and she needs an eye exam and I have informed the staff that she has wax build-up in her ears to the point that she is having sinus headaches, diminished hearing, and equilibrium issues. These things effect her cognitive testing and she may improve in these two issues were resolved.

We have consulted with her doctor concerning the clot in her neck. We want it removed as we believe this clot has deteriorated and released the piece of clot that attacked her brain and caused this stroke. We has discovered that this clot has progressively grown since it was discovered a year ago. We know that this clot has caused some blockage. We believe that if this clot is not removed, that it may release another clot that proves fatal to Morgo.

We have spoken to Morgo's doctor who is hesitant about removing the clot, but we have decided that we want the clot removed. If this doctor will not or is not qualified to perform the clot removal, we want a referral to another surgeon who is qualified and willing to perform the surgery. We do not want some maverick who will take any surgery, but one who has a track record for successfully completing difficult surgeries.

At this point, my confidence in UT Southwestern is lagging and I need some better answers. I believe the staff and the UT Southwestern Hospital is going to let a patient die who doesn't have to.
My father in law came for his second Covid shot today with an appointment but was turned away and was informed he had to go on my chart to set that appointment He was not told by the first , very rude and unprofessional lady, at the first shot appointment that he had to do that. My husband took off work to take him and my father in law is 82 years old. He needs that shot to live and time is of the essence but I don’t think any of your employees care. Unprofessional and unacceptable!!!
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We would like to interview nurses who returned to work after COVID infection. We want to hear from you about your experiences. The study will lead to a better understanding of nurses' experiences who tested positive of COVID 19 and their experiences of returning to work during the pandemic.
This study is IRB approved and completely voluntary. If you would like to participate in this study, please contact Dr. Tito D. Tubog at [email protected] for more details of the study.
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Thank to our alumni and community for supporting our first Founders Day celebration. Read more about our history and how we're creating the future of medicine. https://bit.ly/33zNNt1

Thank to our alumni and community for supporting our first Founders Day celebration. Read more about our history and how we're creating the future of medicine. https://bit.ly/33zNNt1

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The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association will be hosting their virtual Bighearted Tour with us on Thursday, May 13, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. CST via Zoom. Register here to learn more from our cardiology team: https://bit.ly/3xXrewq

The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association will be hosting their virtual Bighearted Tour with us on Thursday, May 13, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. CST via Zoom. Register here to learn more from our cardiology team: https://bit.ly/3xXrewq

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You still have time to register for the inaugural Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 19 at 12 p.m. CST which will feature keynote speaker Anne Chow, CEO of AT&T Business. Register here: https://bit.ly/3gnm8TJ

You still have time to register for the inaugural Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 19 at 12 p.m. CST which will feature keynote speaker Anne Chow, CEO of AT&T Business. Register here: https://bit.ly/3gnm8TJ

Lots of Sugary Drinks Doubles Younger Women's Colon Cancer Risk: Study 05/10/2021

Lots of Sugary Drinks Doubles Younger Women's Colon Cancer Risk: Study

"Sugar-sweetened beverages cause a bunch of other conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and now we have more data that they could be related to colon cancer, too," adds Patricio Polanco, M.D., assistant professor of surgical oncology.

Lots of Sugary Drinks Doubles Younger Women's Colon Cancer Risk: Study FRIDAY, May 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of colon cancer among young Americans are on the rise, and a new study suggests that drinking too many sugary beverages may be to blame -- at least for women.Women who drank two or more sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda, fruity drinks or sports and....

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Natasha Houshmand, M.D. was inspired to pursue a surgical career to help those in need after having emergency surgery for appendicitis as a child. Read more about the remarkable recipient of the Southwestern Medical Foundation's Ho Din Award: https://bit.ly/3uCKpth

Natasha Houshmand, M.D. was inspired to pursue a surgical career to help those in need after having emergency surgery for appendicitis as a child. Read more about the remarkable recipient of the Southwestern Medical Foundation's Ho Din Award: https://bit.ly/3uCKpth

05/10/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects

Do the COVID-19 vaccines have side effects? Dale Okorodudu, M.D., explains what you can expect after getting a vaccine. More information: https://bit.ly/3xlo1Gv

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"I enjoy caring for my patients and their families. Delivering quality care is what I strive for.

I started out volunteering in a nursing home at the age of 16, I knew then nursing was my calling. I decided to pursue a career in nursing as an RN and now NP.

On a typical day, I can be at home conducting a video visit or in clinic conducting a face-to-face visit. My clinic day also includes additional education on COVID-19 and vaccinations."

- Chidimma Nguma, MSN, GNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics

This Nurses Week, we want to thank our wonderful nurses like Chidimma who serve our patients with excellence and compassion each and every day. You all are our heroes!

"I enjoy caring for my patients and their families. Delivering quality care is what I strive for.

I started out volunteering in a nursing home at the age of 16, I knew then nursing was my calling. I decided to pursue a career in nursing as an RN and now NP.

On a typical day, I can be at home conducting a video visit or in clinic conducting a face-to-face visit. My clinic day also includes additional education on COVID-19 and vaccinations."

- Chidimma Nguma, MSN, GNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics

This Nurses Week, we want to thank our wonderful nurses like Chidimma who serve our patients with excellence and compassion each and every day. You all are our heroes!

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"Some of the aspects that inspire me most regarding the nursing profession are the core values of trust and care. I love being able to make a difference in a person’s life at the time when they need our support the most. I enjoy working with people. 'Not to be served but to serve' is always my inspiration.

As a clinical educator supporting residency I am able to facilitate learning and learner development, use assessment and evaluation strategies, participate in curriculum development, evaluation of program outcomes, function as a change agent, serve as a leader and work towards continuous quality improvement . My greatest assets are my leader and my team."
- Elsa John, MSN, RN ,CMSRN

This Nurses Week, we want to thank our wonderful nurses like Elsa who serve our patients with excellence and compassion each and every day. You all are our heroes!

"Some of the aspects that inspire me most regarding the nursing profession are the core values of trust and care. I love being able to make a difference in a person’s life at the time when they need our support the most. I enjoy working with people. 'Not to be served but to serve' is always my inspiration.

As a clinical educator supporting residency I am able to facilitate learning and learner development, use assessment and evaluation strategies, participate in curriculum development, evaluation of program outcomes, function as a change agent, serve as a leader and work towards continuous quality improvement . My greatest assets are my leader and my team."
- Elsa John, MSN, RN ,CMSRN

This Nurses Week, we want to thank our wonderful nurses like Elsa who serve our patients with excellence and compassion each and every day. You all are our heroes!

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“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” - Hippocrates

That quote has special meaning to Caitlin Peters, a UT Southwestern School of Health Professions master’s student in prosthetics and orthotics. Read more about her and how she's helping get her patients back on the move. https://bit.ly/3vTxO5s

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” - Hippocrates

That quote has special meaning to Caitlin Peters, a UT Southwestern School of Health Professions master’s student in prosthetics and orthotics. Read more about her and how she's helping get her patients back on the move. https://bit.ly/3vTxO5s

05/07/2021

The Science of Stroke

Every 40 seconds in the U.S., somebody suffers a stroke. Recognizing the warning signs – and acting fast – are the keys to successful treatment. UT Southwestern stroke specialists Nneka Ifejika, M.D., M.P.H., and Erica Jones, M.D., examine the science of stroke and share the most effective ways to prevent it.

Watch more episodes of What to Know: https://bit.ly/3nXwOKv

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Stents are lifesaving in acute events like heart attacks and impending heart attacks, but there are many options for stable coronary disease such as stable angina. James de Lemos, M.D. and Parag Joshi, M.D. recommend shared decision-making between patients and physicians to determine the best strategies. Read more: https://bit.ly/3f1R2yC

Stents are lifesaving in acute events like heart attacks and impending heart attacks, but there are many options for stable coronary disease such as stable angina. James de Lemos, M.D. and Parag Joshi, M.D. recommend shared decision-making between patients and physicians to determine the best strategies. Read more: https://bit.ly/3f1R2yC

05/07/2021

The Gift of Life

Last week, patients of our Solid Organ Transplant Program and their families gathered virtually for our annual Transplant Reunion. Our long standing tradition of celebrating together was hindered by the ongoing pandemic, but the reunion served as a special time to honor organ donors and their families, alongside the entire team who makes transplantation a reality at UT Southwestern. If you’d like to give the gift of life, register today to become an organ donor: www.donatelifetexas.org/utsw

05/06/2021

Nurses Week 2021

Happy National Nurses Week! Join us in celebrating all our nurses for being our health care heroes. They show up every day to deliver excellent, compassionate care for our patients, and we can't say thank you enough. Leave a comment for your favorite UTSW nurse!

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Gray Umbach, a fourth-year medical student and Stanford University alum, broke one of Michael Phelps's high school swim records and, instead of celebrating, he asked himself how he could improve.

That same drive and determination has him set to graduate from medical school with a 4.0 GPA and is heading to UCSF for his neurosurgery residency. Read more about him: https://bit.ly/3h66z37

Gray Umbach, a fourth-year medical student and Stanford University alum, broke one of Michael Phelps's high school swim records and, instead of celebrating, he asked himself how he could improve.

That same drive and determination has him set to graduate from medical school with a 4.0 GPA and is heading to UCSF for his neurosurgery residency. Read more about him: https://bit.ly/3h66z37

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It's been one year since we launched our bi-weekly video series What to Know. As the only academic medical center in North Texas, we consider it our mission to keep you informed. That's why we post a new episode of What to Know right here, every other Friday. Catch the latest episode or watch the entire series: https://bit.ly/2PWlMJ8

It's been one year since we launched our bi-weekly video series What to Know. As the only academic medical center in North Texas, we consider it our mission to keep you informed. That's why we post a new episode of What to Know right here, every other Friday. Catch the latest episode or watch the entire series: https://bit.ly/2PWlMJ8

Should We Mask Up and Socially Distance Every Year? - D Magazine 05/05/2021

Should We Mask Up and Socially Distance Every Year? - D Magazine

National data shows that hospitalizations from flu and other respiratory viruses significantly decreased during the pandemic. Health experts, Carolee D. Estelle, M.D. and Jeffrey Kahn, M.D., Ph.D. provide insight on how current safety precautions could be helpful in the future.

Should We Mask Up and Socially Distance Every Year? - D Magazine Flu and RSV hospitalizations in Dallas were astronomically down this season, keeping hundreds out of the hospital.

COVID-19 vaccines: Separating myths from reality | COVID | Prevention | UT Southwestern Medical Center 05/05/2021

COVID-19 vaccines: Separating myths from reality | COVID | Prevention | UT Southwestern Medical Center

In a survey conducted in December of 2020, nearly 70% of Americans said they would most likely get vaccinated, yet there remains a strong undercurrent of resistance and disinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. Sonja Bartolome, M.D., shares information to help you arm yourself with facts. https://bit.ly/3trYZmg

COVID-19 vaccines: Separating myths from reality | COVID | Prevention | UT Southwestern Medical Center COVID-19 vaccines represent our best chance of ending the pandemic, but a strong current of resistance and disinformation is sabotaging the effort to protect people from the virus. UT Southwestern's Sonja Bartolome, M.D., separates the vaccine myths from the realities.

Texas hospital uses quality model to increase depression screenings for cancer patients 05/04/2021

Texas hospital uses quality model to increase depression screenings for cancer patients

"Identifying those with depressive symptoms through earlier detection, diagnosis, and treatment can greatly improve the quality of life for these patients and their families...," said Dr. Jason Fish, chief medical officer at Southwestern Health Resources.

Texas hospital uses quality model to increase depression screenings for cancer patients Around 14,000 cancer patients at academic medical hospital UT Southwestern Medical Center received depression screenings over a six-month period as the result of a quality improvement project.

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Join this week's Science Cafe as we deep dive in to the science behind PULSAR, personalized medicine for cancer treatments at UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. UT Southwestern Radiation Oncology's Robert Timmerman, M.D., will educate us on how this revolutionary treatment option is shortening cancer treatments and leading to better outcomes. Register here: https://bit.ly/3gVXcTE

Join this week's Science Cafe as we deep dive in to the science behind PULSAR, personalized medicine for cancer treatments at UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. UT Southwestern Radiation Oncology's Robert Timmerman, M.D., will educate us on how this revolutionary treatment option is shortening cancer treatments and leading to better outcomes. Register here: https://bit.ly/3gVXcTE

Can Anything Actually "Boost" An Immune System? 05/03/2021

Can Anything Actually "Boost" An Immune System?

COVID-19 has contributed to the rising popularity of immune "boosters" such as supplements, natural spices and even therapies - but do they actually help? Professor of Immunology Nicolai Van Oers, Ph.D. and other experts give insight on what remedies do and don't work.

Can Anything Actually "Boost" An Immune System? The pandemic has caused many of us to look for ways up our immunity. Here's the lowdown on whether or not you can actually do that.

05/03/2021

How do you know steps were not skipped to produce the COVID-19 vaccine faster?

Although the COVID-19 vaccine was produced quickly, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration followed all protocols, ensuring that safety and science were not sacrificed for speed. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine: https://bit.ly/3neHAvC

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration 04/30/2021

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

Join us Wednesday, May 19, at 12 p.m. CDT for our Inaugural Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration featuring keynote speaker Anne Chow, CEO of AT&T Business. Register for the event: https://bit.ly/3gnm8TJ

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration Join us Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m. for UT Southwestern’s Inaugural Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration honoring the contributions and achievements Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have made to the history of the United States and Internationally. Th...

Unlocking language for babies who are deaf or hard of hearing | Pediatrics | UT Southwestern Medical Center 04/30/2021

Unlocking language for babies who are deaf or hard of hearing | Pediatrics | UT Southwestern Medical Center

Infants who are deaf or hard of hearing do best with early intervention to achieve learning and communication milestones as they grow. Explore the vibrant options for kids with hearing loss and their families to learn, grow, and thrive with Rachel St. John, M.D.

Unlocking language for babies who are deaf or hard of hearing | Pediatrics | UT Southwestern Medical Center Infancy is the prime time for language development. Kids who are deaf or hard of hearing who do not immediately share an accessible language with their parents need early, specialized care to maximize development as they grow. In this week's MedBlog, explore how early language access and interventio...

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Kids checking into the UT Southwestern Pediatric Group at Plano on Wednesday received a surprise – white superhero capes! The capes were distributed on National Superhero Day to show support for our bravest superheroes – our patients. Staff at our pediatric clinics distributed capes to more than 100 kids (and a few siblings) and even joined in the fun themselves.

04/29/2021

UTSW Brain Team restores Hope

In the fall of 2019, Hope Anderson, an SMU employee and graduate student was given a diagnosis of a rare form of brain cancer. After receiving treatment at UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, she is thankful for her second chance at life. Watch her story. https://bit.ly/3vnX8jF

04/28/2021

Donate Life: Tina Bartolucci's Liver Transplant

One minute Tina Bartolucci felt a little under the weather, and the next she was fighting for her life. She needed a liver transplant, and she needed it quickly. Her doctors sent her to UT Southwestern Medical Center for treatment, and someone else's decision to become an organ donor saved Tina's life.

Without the generous gift of life through organ donation, lifesaving transplants like Tina’s would not be possible. April is National Donate Life Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of organ donation. Become an organ donor today by registering at donatelifetexas.org/utsw.

COVID Long Hauler Symptoms Seem to be More Common in Women and Those Age 20 to 40 04/28/2021

COVID Long Hauler Symptoms Seem to be More Common in Women and Those Age 20 to 40

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS, is one of many heart problems COVID-19 long haulers experience after having the virus. Cardiologist Dr. James de Lemos and other health experts give insight into these conditions and tips for seeking treatment.

COVID Long Hauler Symptoms Seem to be More Common in Women and Those Age 20 to 40 COVID long haulers experience a range of heart problems after having the virus

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The Science of Stroke
The Gift of Life
Nurses Week 2021
UTSW Brain Team restores Hope
Donate Life: Tina Bartolucci's Liver Transplant
A Story of Two Surgeries
How do you know steps were not skipped to produce the COVID-19 vaccine faster?
Why get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Redefining Heart Surgery
CAR T-Cell Therapy Fights Cancer with a Live Weapon
Dementia
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