Digital strategies show promise for emergency heart and stroke care

Dallas, Texas - Mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing have the potential to improve emergency care for cardiac arrests, heart attacks and strokes, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

Visits with primary care doctor result in more colon cancer screening and better follow-up of abnormal results

Dallas, Texas - People who visit their primary care physicians are more likely to get potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings and follow-up on abnormal stool blood test results – even in health systems that heavily promote mail-in home stool blood tests that don’t require a doctor visit, a study involving UT Southwestern population health researchers shows.

How a Woman With Amnesia Defies Conventional Wisdom About Memory

Baltimore, Maryland - She no longer recognizes a Van Gogh, but can tell you how to prepare a watercolor palette. She can’t recall a single famous composer, but knows the purpose of a viola’s bridge.

Study finds new enzyme with structure that could explain how heart can beat optimally

Dallas, Texas - The heart is the only muscle that contracts and relaxes continuously over a lifetime to pump oxygen-rich blood to the body’s organs. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center now have identified a previously unrecognized enzyme that could optimize contraction and lead to new strategies to treat heart failure.

Gain control of emotional eating

Scottsdale, Arizona - Sometimes the strongest food cravings hit when you're at your weakest point emotionally. You may turn to food for comfort - consciously or unconsciously - when facing a difficult problem, feeling stressed or even feeling bored.