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Understanding the Link Between Obesity and Liver Cancer

Between determining how certain cancers originate, analyzing the unique characteristics of different types of this disease, and discovering new treatments, cancer research is an active and varied field. The team at the Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program at the Dan L Duncan...

Liver Care
Oncology
Pink Genome Sequencing Report

Is the Answer to Breast Cancer in Our DNA?

Solving a riddle is always easiest when you have all of the background information. The same concept applies to breast cancer. When doctors can determine what is causing breast cells to multiply rapidly, they can prescribe the medication most likely to remove the stimulus. However, the sources of...

Breast Cancer
Oncology
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Top 5 Benefits of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy, a combination of functional exercises and education about the way your body moves, has a wide array of benefits. Physical therapists can help you reduce chronic pain, recover from an injury, or even step up your game in your chosen sport. So come on—let’s get physical!  1....

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Bone & Joint Health
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Reducing Chemotherapy's Role in Breast Cancer Treatment

Ask just about anyone how doctors treat cancer, and their response will most likely include the word “chemotherapy.” But the team at the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Cancer Center at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center is working to change that perception. Chemotherapy can be expensive and...

Oncology
Breast Cancer
Women's Health
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5 Spooktacularly Healthy Halloween Snacks

Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time to pull out the spooky decorations and creepy costumes. Unfortunately, this holiday can also bring an excessive amount of added sugar, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We’re sharing our favorite healthy recipes that will have your...

Children's Health
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The Do's and Don'ts of Eating After Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery can change your life, but it’s only the first step in the journey to a healthier lifestyle. After surgery, it’s essential to continue making decisions that will increase the longevity of the procedure’s results and improve your overall well-being. These include getting enough...

Weight Loss
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3 Reasons Women in Labor May Need a C-Section

Many expectant mothers create a birth plan, which details things such as the items of clothing you’ll wear during labor, how you will manage pain, and how you would like to deliver. However, birth can be unpredictable, and a medically necessary cesarean section can alter your plans. Here are some...

Maternity
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Why It's Important to Catch Prostate Cancer Early

About 1 in every 9 men will develop prostate cancer during his life. However, many cases progress so slowly that doctors may only recommend active surveillance rather than treatment. Some cases go entirely unnoticed. Should you even consider screening? Read on. How Essential Is Early Detection?  ...

Men's Health
Oncology
Healthy Aging
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3 Scientific Reasons Why You Should Do Yoga

Unrolling your mat, playing some soothing music, and bending into child’s pose always serves to relax you. The sense of calm that comes after a good yoga flow seems like a reward in itself, but yoga can actually have some profound effects on your health. Even better: these benefits are rooted in...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Cardiovascular Care
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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Can Smartwatches Detect AFib Accurately?

From playing music to receiving calls and texts, it seems like your smartwatch can do anything nowadays. Apple is trying to take it a step further with claims that the Apple Watch can detect the signs of atrial fibrillation, but is this tech something you can trust?  What Is Atrial Fibrillation? ...

Cardiovascular Care