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Texas Heart Institute was recently awarded a grant from the Harry S. Moss Heart Trust to investigate using polylaminin to reduce tissue stiffness common in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). The project is a collaboration between Dr. Camila Hochman-Mendez and Dr. Bruno da Rocha-Azevedo, Laboratory Director at the Jaqaman Lab at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Alte quantità di lipoproteina (un tipo di colesterolo 'cattivo' legato molto alla genetica) o di calcio coronarico (un marker dei depositi di placca attorno al cuore) sono associati a un maggiore rischio di infarto o ictus, anche del 22% su 10 anni, rispetto al 10-15% in più di chi aveva solo uno di questi due fattori alti
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UT Southwestern Medical Center's newest school in more than 50 years will be named after Peter O’Donnell Jr., the late local investor and visionary philanthropist. The School of Public Health will be "research-intensive,' says Interim Dean Celette Skinner.
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We are so grateful to our Trustees, Honorary Trustees, and Donors who rose to the challenge of supporting the UT Southwestern Medical Center's Campaign for the Brain. Together, they contributed boldly toward the incredible $1 billion raised to further brain research, expand clinical programs, and recruit the best and brightest at the UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.
https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2022/obi-philanthropic-campaign.html
How can you minimize concerns about #hyperkalemia in patients with CKD receiving RAASi therapy? UT Southwestern Medical Center's Dr. Robert Toto, University of Maryland School of Medicine's Dr. Matthew Weir, & Texas A&M University College of Medicine's Dr. Gates Colbert shares what you need to know: https://bit.ly/3oWckDT
Back in November of last year, I called to make an appointment with the UT Sothwestern Covid rehabilitation program. The soonest they could get me an appointment was March 2nd in their Frisco office. Today, Feb 16th, they called me to let me know they were closing that office, and that I would need to reschedule with the Dallas office. They gave me a number to call to make a new appointment. I did that, and was on hold for over 30 minutes; with a few instances of both automated messages telling me to continue, and live operators asking me if I wanted to continue to hold. After 30 minutes of waiting, a lady came on, but she could barely hear me, and I could barely hear her. After a minute or two of both of us doing the "can you hear me now" routine, she hung up.
UTSWMC, this is not how you should treat patients/customers. If you're going to cancel appointments, you should call your patients, let them know, and make arrangements yourself to reschedule.
It would be dishonest of me to say I don't have the time to deal with this sort of treatment, but I CAN say I don't have the frustration endurance to do so. It's a shame, I was sincerely hoping to find some relief of my long-term Covid health issues.

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What you see above was my original post here. I'm not sure if it was because someone with UT Southwestern saw it, or if there was some other way they knew there was a problem, but today (4 days later, including the holiday weekend, so not bad) I received a call apologizing for the issues, and setting up a new appointment for me.
First, she let me know the Frisco office was not closing; rather the doctor I had my appointment with was transitioning to a different position within the UTSW system. Lisa, the lady I spoke with, agreed that I should not have had to chase down resetting the appointment myself, and they are going to work to fix that.
Meanwhile, she got me set up with a new appointment for March 29 (my original appointment was March 3, so again, that's not bad).
I'm impressed and grateful that they followed up and got me into the system. I'm glad that I'm back on track.
Women of Emergency Medicine as Faculty (Attendings) at UT Southwestern Medical Center (at Parkland)!
“The approach we’ve discovered turns the tables on this virus and potentially others in a whole new way,” said Jeffrey Kahn, M.D., Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center, of his team’s study of a new method to fight common childhood pathogen RSV:
As a postdoc in the Hibbs Lab at UT Southwestern Medical Center Shaotong Zhu cracked the complex structure of the GABA-A receptor. Now, Zhu’s taking on new challenges as the head of IPI’s growing #Protein #Research team.

First up? The notoriously complicated, high-impact opioid receptor.

Read more about Zhu, her journey to the lab and how she’s #PoweringDiscovery at IPI. Story: https://proteininnovation.org/2022/02/shaotong-zhu-takes-the-helm-of-ipis-growing-protein-research-team/
Celebrating the remarkable life of Dr. Joseph Garland Roach, Jr. One of the earliest graduates of the newly formed Southwestern Medical College (now UT Southwestern Medical Center), Dr. Roach would go on to serve as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy before settling back in Dallas as one of the region's most prestigious pediatricians. Beyond his practice, Dr. Roach's philanthropic efforts will leave a legacy for many years to come. https://bit.ly/3rt95UW

UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of the country's leading academic medical centers, patient-care providers, and research institutions. UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education.

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Get active with bite-sized ‘movement snacks’ throughout the day | Diet and Nutrition | Prevention | UT Southwestern Medical Center 13/06/2022

Get active with bite-sized ‘movement snacks’ throughout the day | Diet and Nutrition | Prevention | UT Southwestern Medical Center

You've heard about the benefits of healthy food snacks. You should add "movement snacks" to your day, too. Donald Kasitinon, M.D., tells you how in the latest Lifestyle Medicine blog. https://bit.ly/3xLcXF7

Get active with bite-sized ‘movement snacks’ throughout the day | Diet and Nutrition | Prevention | UT Southwestern Medical Center No time to work out? Try “movement snacks”! Donald Kasitinon, M.D., a sports medicine physiatrist describes how daily, 5- to 10-minute activity bursts can help improve long-term health.

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Join Divya Srivastava, M.D., dermatologist and skin cancer specialist at UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, as she explores protection, prevention, and treatment of skin cancer this Thursday at 7 p.m. CST. Register now:
https://bit.ly/3x3C7wV

What a new study tells us about SIDS and safe infant sleep practices | Pediatrics | Your Pregnancy Matters | UT Southwestern Medical Center 10/06/2022

What a new study tells us about SIDS and safe infant sleep practices | Pediatrics | Your Pregnancy Matters | UT Southwestern Medical Center

Research that may identify a cause for sudden infant death syndrome has been making headlines. Michelle Caraballo, M.D., helps parents understand the data and the importance of safe sleep habits for infants. https://bit.ly/3Q62f34

What a new study tells us about SIDS and safe infant sleep practices | Pediatrics | Your Pregnancy Matters | UT Southwestern Medical Center A new study may shed light on a potential cause of SIDS. UT Southwestern’s Michelle Caraballo, M.D., discusses what the research means and the importance of safe infant sleep practices.

Caregiver burden: Easing the physical and mental toll | Aging | UT Southwestern Medical Center 09/06/2022

Caregiver burden: Easing the physical and mental toll | Aging | UT Southwestern Medical Center

Approximately 25% of Medicare patients over the age of 65 have difficulty performing one or more daily activities. While many family members prefer to take the lead in caring for their aging loved ones, they can still experience burnout. UT Southwestern’s geriatric specialists are embarking on a study to capture the risks associated with caregiving and identify opportunities for more support.

Caregiver burden: Easing the physical and mental toll | Aging | UT Southwestern Medical Center Millions of adults who care for aging loved ones are at risk of burnout. Namirah Jamshed, M.D., discusses closing the gaps between caregiving and geriatrics.

Photos from UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center's post 08/06/2022

Congratulations to UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center for treating their 100th patient with chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (known as CAR T-cell therapy). Read more below!

Best Sleeping Position for Your Health 08/06/2022

Best Sleeping Position for Your Health

Caring for the neck and back is important, especially as people age. Spine specialist and orthopedic surgeon Shaleen Vira, M.D. discusses how sleep positions can affect the spine with @AARP: https://bit.ly/38IrQOG

Best Sleeping Position for Your Health How you sleep can affect sleep quality, plus brain, heart and stomach health. Learn what the best position to sleep in is for your overall well-being.

07/06/2022

2022 Employee Recognition Week

Happy Employee Recognition Week to all of our employees and the employees who achieved milestones of 25 years or more of service! Read more about our milestone members: https://bit.ly/3tmtXia

Men's Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center 07/06/2022

Men's Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center

Health issues, such as coronary heart disease, lung cancer, and Parkinson’s disease are more common in men than women. Yet, men often seek help less frequently. Take charge of your health and see how you can get and stay healthy: https://bit.ly/3m5DQgk

Men's Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center Men's Health

UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird Set To Open This Summer 07/06/2022

UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird Set To Open This Summer

UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird Set To Open This Summer Get the scoop on new medical center opening 2022 State-of-the-Art CT and MRI Equipment Arrive Two of the most sophisticated and versatile imaging tools in modern medicine have been installed at UT Sou

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Happy ! Today we join UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center in celebrating all survivors at every stage!

Today we celebrate all cancer survivors, no matter where you are in your journey.

Men's Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center 01/06/2022

Men's Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center

The month of June is . This month we encourage boys and men to to take charge of their health. Learn ways on how you can get and stay healthy at: https://bit.ly/3m5DQgk

Men's Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center Men's Health

Photos from UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center's post 31/05/2022

Congratulations to Charlene Stein, B.S.N., RN, OCN, and Rebecca Stephens, M.B.A., CMPE, CTR, of the UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center for being selected as members of the 2022 “40 Under 40 in Cancer” class! Read more below ⬇️

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On Memorial Day, we honor the brave men and women who served and made the ultimate sacrifice.

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The UT Southwestern Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health (UTSW POSH) Program is an innovative, interdisciplinary model of care designed for older adults undergoing elective surgical procedures. This program is specifically designed to evaluate older adults before surgery, to anticipate any risk of adverse postoperative events, and to provide an optimization plan to avoid complications and improve outcomes. And our team is one of the nation’s top 25 hospitals for geriatric care according to U.S. News and World Report.

Learn more about how you or a loved one can be part of the program here: https://bit.ly/3wPunyA

Caregiver burden: Easing the physical and mental toll | Aging | UT Southwestern Medical Center 27/05/2022

Caregiver burden: Easing the physical and mental toll | Aging | UT Southwestern Medical Center

Millions of U.S. adults are caregivers for aging loved ones – and many are at high-risk of burnout. Geriatrics specialist Namirah Jamshed, M.D., discusses her research, the scope, and some solutions for caregiver burden. https://bit.ly/3wHu0Yc

Caregiver burden: Easing the physical and mental toll | Aging | UT Southwestern Medical Center Millions of adults who care for aging loved ones are at risk of burnout. Namirah Jamshed, M.D., discusses closing the gaps between caregiving and geriatrics.

Photos from UT Southwestern Medical Center's post 25/05/2022

Now that is over, we wanted to take a moment to thank all those who came by last week for a quick bite to eat and to say hi. We are honored to stand beside you every day!

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According to a recent study by UT Southwestern obstetrician-gynecologists, one approach which primarily used non-opioid drugs successfully managed women’s pain after birth. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3G9oYa5

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Introducing UT Southwestern’s new patient-care app – UTSWMyCare. It streamlines communication, helps you easily manage your health, has wayfinding features, and more – all in the palm of your hand. UTSWMyCare is available now to download in the Apple app store and the Google app store. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3LnfGIc

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UT Southwestern researchers identify a four-protein complex that plays a key role in ribosome generation. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3wPZZ8N

The ART and science of targeting gynecologic tumors | Cancer | Discovery | Women's Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center 20/05/2022

The ART and science of targeting gynecologic tumors | Cancer | Discovery | Women's Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center

Adaptive radiation therapy offers curative potential for cervical cancer and other gynecologic tumors. Two radiation oncology experts discuss ART and clinical trials at UTSW to measure its effectiveness. https://bit.ly/3MxtZv9

The ART and science of targeting gynecologic tumors | Cancer | Discovery | Women's Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center A new radiation therapy approach offers curative potential for gynecologic tumors. Learn about adaptive radiation therapy (ART) and two clinical trials at UT Southwestern to help women with cancer.

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Researchers at UT Southwestern are developing an innovative interface to make genomic data from next-generation sequencing more readily available. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3uLXGkK

Unusual child cases of hepatitis: Local doctor says parents should 'be aware, don’t panic' 19/05/2022

Unusual child cases of hepatitis: Local doctor says parents should 'be aware, don’t panic'

More than 300 global cases of hepatitis in children have been recorded in the recent outbreak. UT Southwestern Pediatric Group pediatrician Norberto Rodriguez-Baez, M.D., talks with KERA's Sam Baker on the dangers of hepatitis, how it's treated, and what symptoms parents should watch for: https://bit.ly/3yB3X6h

Unusual child cases of hepatitis: Local doctor says parents should 'be aware, don’t panic' A string of unusual, severe cases of hepatitis in mostly small children in the U-S and abroad has more than tripled over the past couple of weeks to 348. But none, so far, from North Texas. KERA’s Sam Baker talked about this with Dr. Norberto Rodríguez-Báez, a Professor of Pediatrics with UT Sou...

Timeline photos 18/05/2022

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Amy Stumbris, Senior Manager of Communications at UT Southwestern, was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer last year at the age of 37. She shares her story with us in her own words:

"In September 2021, pathologists found a cancerous tumor in my breast tissue after an elective reduction. I had a rare experience in that I learned I had cancer from my plastic surgeon! I wasn’t set to get a mammogram for another three years, so happening upon it was serendipitous.

Since I had already had breast surgery, I decided to get a double mastectomy with DIEP flap reconstruction (performed December 2021). Though I’m tumor-free now, I am undergoing chemotherapy to reduce the chance of recurrence over the years. It was an easy decision, considering my children are now 6 and 2, and it will better ensure I’ll be healthy as they grow up.

I’m not a health care professional, but I have been working at UT Southwestern for the past four-and-a-half years in internal communications. It’s been one of the greatest joys of my life (how many people get to say that about their jobs?!), and getting to meet so many new caregivers and coworkers has made my work life even more fulfilling."

Since Amy shared her story with us, she has completed her last round of chemotherapy. Thank you and congratulations, Amy!

4 factors that can decrease breast milk supply – and how to replenish it | Your Pregnancy Matters | UT Southwestern Medical Center 18/05/2022

4 factors that can decrease breast milk supply – and how to replenish it | Your Pregnancy Matters | UT Southwestern Medical Center

With a national shortage of formula, some new moms are considering breastfeeding exclusively – or increasing their milk supply. But neither is as easy as flipping a switch. https://bit.ly/3a83Gxu

4 factors that can decrease breast milk supply – and how to replenish it | Your Pregnancy Matters | UT Southwestern Medical Center The amount of breast milk a woman produces after childbirth depends on a variety of factors. For example, stress and dehydration can decrease the milk supply. In this week’s blog, Shivani Patel, M.D., discusses four common lactation-reducing factors and how to fix them. Learn more.

18/05/2022

Whether you joined us in person or virtually for our 12th Annual Head for the Cure 5K - North Texas, THANK YOU for being apart of our community. We've raised a little over $114,000 and couldn't have done it without YOU.

See you all next year!

UT Southwestern Medical Center UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute

Opera Singer Nearly Loses Voice To Common, Avoidable Condition 17/05/2022

Opera Singer Nearly Loses Voice To Common, Avoidable Condition

Opera singer Bethany Jelinek turned to otolaryngologist Lesley Childs, M.D. at UTSW's Voice Care Center for help when it looked like her studies at SMU and future career was in jeopardy. Dr. Childs, a singer herself, restored her voice through careful monitoring and surgery. Bianca Castro NBC5 talked with both of them: https://bit.ly/3wxI70

Opera Singer Nearly Loses Voice To Common, Avoidable Condition With constant rehearsing and performing, Jelinek went full force towards her dream, not knowing the damage happening to the very instrument she used to wow her audiences.

Pediatricians warn against unsafe formula alternatives amid shortage - NewsBreak 16/05/2022

Pediatricians warn against unsafe formula alternatives amid shortage - NewsBreak

Why is it not a good idea to make your own infant formula during the current shortage? Pediatric gastrointestinal expert Rinarani Sanghavi, M.D., of UT Southwestern Pediatric Group and Children's Health, talked with CBS DFW: https://bit.ly/3Mq1yiE

Pediatricians warn against unsafe formula alternatives amid shortage - NewsBreak DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Pediatricians are warning parents about resorting to unsafe alternatives to baby formula as the shortage continues to cause panic.Parents say they are driving to dozens of stores and still can't find the formula they need to feed their baby. As their desperation grows, so does....

Dallas researchers seeking senior participants for breathing study 14/05/2022

Dallas researchers seeking senior participants for breathing study

UT Southwestern and Texas Health seek seniors aged 65-75-years-old, nonsmokers without asthma, diabetes, heart or lung disease who are mild-to-moderately obese for a study on the effects of weight on breathing. This study is a joint partnership with National Institute on Aging - NIH. Learn more and sign up for the study: https://bit.ly/39sLBKl

Dallas researchers seeking senior participants for breathing study The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Aging recently approved funding for a 2022 study by the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM).

How caffeine affects heart health in kids | Diet and Nutrition | Heart | Pediatrics | UT Southwestern Medical Center 14/05/2022

How caffeine affects heart health in kids | Diet and Nutrition | Heart | Pediatrics | UT Southwestern Medical Center

Whether it’s energy drinks or lattes, many U.S. kids are consuming way too much caffeine and sugar. Pediatric cardiologist Colin Kane, M.D., discusses the potential effects on their hearts, and how to help kids cut back. https://bit.ly/39Y1Wqv

How caffeine affects heart health in kids | Diet and Nutrition | Heart | Pediatrics | UT Southwestern Medical Center Caffeine is a daily habit for many U.S. kids and teens. Pediatric cardiologist Colin Kane, M.D., discusses how caffeine affects kids’ health, plus tasty beverage swaps.

Wright appointed Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology - CT Plus - UT Southwestern 13/05/2022

Wright appointed Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology - CT Plus - UT Southwestern

Tracey B. Wright, M.D., has been appointed Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology at UT Southwestern, Scottish Rite for Children, and Children's Health after serving as the Division’s Interim Chief since summer 2019. She has been named a D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist for many years. Learn more: https://bit.ly/399kJPa

Wright appointed Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology - CT Plus - UT Southwestern Tracey B. Wright, M.D., has been appointed Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology at UT Southwestern, Scottish Rite for Children, and Children’s Health after serving as the Division’s Interim Chief since summer 2019.

Using magnets to treat major depressive disorder: Clinical trial shows promise | Brain | Discovery | Mental Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center 13/05/2022

Using magnets to treat major depressive disorder: Clinical trial shows promise | Brain | Discovery | Mental Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern is the only U.S. site offering magnetic seizure therapy for drug-resistant . https://bit.ly/3ssR6iI

Using magnets to treat major depressive disorder: Clinical trial shows promise | Brain | Discovery | Mental Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center UT Southwestern is currently the only U.S. clinical trial site offering magnetic seizure therapy for major depressive disorder. Kala Bailey, M.D., discusses MST in this MedBlog.

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UT Southwestern ranks among the top academic medical centers in the world. Its faculty members – who are responsible for a broad array of groundbreaking biomedical research advances – are respected for their dedication to teaching. UT Southwestern’s physicians provide patients with the highest quality of care throughout the medical center’s outpatient clinics and affiliated hospitals.

The medical center includes three degree-granting institutions: UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions.

- The schools train nearly 4,400 medical, graduate and allied health students, residents and postdoctoral fellows each year.
- Ongoing support from federal agencies, along with foundations,
individuals and corporations provide nearly $406 million per year to fund about 3,500 research projects.
- Faculty and residents provide care to almost 100,000 hospitalized patients and oversee nearly 1.9 million outpatient visits
a year.
- UT Southwestern has approximately 11,000 employees and an operating budget of more than $1.42 billion.
- In the U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals 2010-2011 guide, UT Southwestern is nationally ranked in six specialty-care areas, the highest ranking health care provider in North Texas. The medical center was ranked in the specialties of urology, diabetes/endocrinology, gynecology, kidney disorders, neurology and neurosurgery, and ear, nose and throat.

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