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A New Year, a New UT Health Austin

Since opening in 2017, UT Health Austin’s clinical practice has grown to include over 60 primary care, walk-in, and specialty clinics, including established adult and pediatric programs in partnership with Ascension Seton and Dell Children's Medical Center, which bring together world-class experts to provide the best possible care throughout Central Texas and beyond. UT Health Austin has also opened several onsite services, such as the UT Health Austin Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) and a full-service H-E-B pharmacy.

Committed to Excellence

Carlos Mery, MD, MPH, a pediatric congenital heart surgeon and the Associate Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery for the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, delivers multidisciplinary, team-based care to ensure patients and their families receive the highest level of specialized care and experience a seamless transition from pediatric to adult congenital cardiac care.

General Health Mar 27, 2023

Together We Are Better, Stronger, Safer

UT Health Austin’s Quality Care, Patient Safety, and Infection Prevention and Control initiative aims to prevent and reduce risks, errors, and adverse effects associated with healthcare delivery. Learn how UT Health Austin promotes a strong culture of safety by reporting and openly discussing adverse events, with the goal of establishing and applying systematic changes to prevent future adverse events and improve patient safety and quality of care.

Defying the Odds

For parents Linda and Robert Sedillo, it was seemingly impossible to find a heart surgeon to take on their infant daughter Rubi’s case. When they reached out to the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, they were met with a care team willing to address their needs and support them in a path forward for Rubi. Find out how receiving care at the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease helped them become better advocates for their child's health.

Activity General Health Sep 29, 2022

Protecting Your Hearing During Festival Season

From Austin City Limits to SXSW, music enthusiasts come from all over to enjoy the live events that take place annually in Central Texas. Whether you're planning to attend your first festival or you've become quite the festivalgoer, it’s important to address healthy hearing to ensure you can enjoy the music scene for many more years to come.

Circumstance, Compassion, and Expertise Combine to Save a Child’s Life

On December 13, 2018, 5-year-old Owen Coulter’s heart stopped beating in the emergency room at Dell Children’s Medical Center. After 90 minutes of CPR and other critical interventions, his heart began beating again. Today, three years later, Owen is a vibrant, curious second grader. Read Owen's story and find out why Owen's parents, Kristin and Darin Coulter, refer to Dell Children's as their family.

A Window to the Brain

It is often said that “the eyes are the windows to the soul,” meaning a person’s emotions, and perhaps even their thoughts at times, can be understood by looking into their eyes. For neuro-ophthalmologists, the eyes often act as windows to the brain and nervous system. Find out how UT Health Austin neuro-ophthalmologists treat vision issues linked to neurological conditions.

Latest Research May Lead to Multiple Sclerosis Becoming a Historical Footnote

Studies were published in January 2022 providing the strongest evidence yet for the causes of multiple sclerosis (MS) and the mechanisms by which it attacks the body. We spoke with Ethan Meltzer, MD, a neurologist at UT Health Austin’s Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences to get his opinion about these studies and what they mean for patients and future hope of a cure for MS.

World-Renowned Heart Surgeon to Lead New, Fully Integrated Cardiovascular Care Partnership Model in Austin, Texas

On Wednesday, March 2, UT Health Austin pediatric and congenital heart surgeon Charles D. Fraser, Jr., MD, an internationally recognized congenital heart surgeon, was named the inaugural Executive Director of the new Institute for Cardiovascular Health, a collaboration between Ascension Texas and The University of Texas at Austin, which includes the Dell Medical School.

Fetal Care Women's Health Feb 23, 2022

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Is Not Only for High-Risk Pregnancies

UT Health Austin maternal-fetal medicine specialist Celeste Sheppard, MD, FACOG, explains that a pregnancy does not have to come with complications or be considered “high risk” in order for an expectant mother to receive an ultrasound examination from a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Find out how a visit with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist can help ensure you are receiving the best care for your baby.

Cardiology Pediatrics Feb 8, 2022

Making Every Childhood the Beginning of a Healthy, Happy Life

Every child and their family deserve the best possible care, and the best has come to the families of Central Texas! With a focus on uncompromising quality, unwavering commitment, and both whole-patient and whole-family care, the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin, is dedicated to making every childhood the beginning of a healthy, happy life.

Orthopedics Surgery Feb 3, 2022

Information, Communication, and Trust

Before agreeing to a surgery as significant as a full hip replacement, Jeff applied his investigative skills to determine his range of potential choices, not only regarding what type of care he would receive, but also who he would choose to deliver that care. Find out why he chose to receive care through UT Health Austin's Musculoskeletal Institue.

In Utero Laser Surgery Saves Unborn Twin Babies

On December 9, 2021, the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center, successfully completed its first twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome laser surgery. This complex procedure is performed in utero, and the surgical team was led by UT Health Austin fetal medicine specialist Michael Bebbington, MD, MHSc, who serves as the Co-Director of the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center.

Family Travels From Houston to Austin to Seek Expert Care Through UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s

Despite having access to centers that specialize in pediatric headache in Houston and Dallas, parents Michael and Linda Olson choose to travel from Houston to Austin so that their daughter, Maya, could receive care from the Headache Center within UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s. Find out why.

Abdominal Transplant Center Offers New Hope for Central Texas and Beyond

UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton are excited to announce the opening of the Abdominal Transplant Center, a clinical partnership between Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin that brings specialized teams across healthcare entities together under the mission of transforming healthcare delivery and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society.

Developing a Birth Plan With Confidence

UT Health Austin maternal-fetal medicine specialist Radek Bukowski, MD, PhD, uses computational medicine to help inform patient decision-making, empowering patients, such as Emily Worland, to make the best decisions possible for themselves and their babies. Find out how through the use of personalized data gave Emily confidence in her decision to deliver her baby via elective C-section.

Leaders in Cardiac Care Join the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center are excited to announce that as they continue to expand pediatric cardiac care services in Central Texas, three leading cardiac care physicians, D. Byron Holt, MD, FSCAI, Chesney Castleberry, MD, and Hitesh Agrawal, MD, MBA, FSCAI, have formally joined the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease.

Women’s Health Expert Weighs in on Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for Pregnant Patients

If you test positive for COVID-19 while pregnant and are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms, UT Health Austin maternal-fetal medicine specialist Alison Cahill, MD, MSCI, recommends considering monoclonal antibody infusion therapy within the first 10 days of symptom onset to help lessen the severity of the disease for both you and your unborn baby. Find out why.

Gastroenterology Sep 3, 2021

Setting the Record Straight

The terms heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion are often used interchangeably. While related, these common gastrointestinal conditions and symptoms are considered separate issues. UT Health Austin Digestive Health experts set the record straight by explaining the differences.

New Program Aims to Fill Hospital Halls With Music

The mental and physical effects of music can be powerful and are often wide-ranging, so much so that filling the halls of the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas with music has become a new initiative of the Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin. Director of Music Services, Mark Bernat, brings music to the the atrium and waiting areas of the Dell Seton Medical Center.

UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center Welcome First Baby Born in the New Specialized Delivery Unit

On July 7, 2021, parents Shelby Herrington and Logan Wade welcomed their daughter Paisley, the first baby born in the new Dell Children’s Specialized Delivery Unit (SDU). The SDU, which opened in early July, and just in time for Paisley’s arrival, is an 11-bed labor and delivery unit that provides immediate comprehensive care to healthy mothers and their high-risk babies at the time of delivery.

Nutrition Surgery Jul 12, 2021

Optimizing Surgical Outcomes With Perioperative Nutrition

The most common reasons for readmission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge from a surgical procedure are gastrointestinal complications, surgical infections, and malnutrition. Find out how perioperative nutrition interventions can help optimize a patient’s overall nutritional status before, during, and after surgery, which not only reduces risk for postoperative complications, but also improves patient outcomes and overall quality of life.

Understanding Speech and Language in the Brain of Patients With Epilepsy

UT Health Austin clinicians and researchers across The University of Texas at Austin are working with patients in the Dell Children's Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center within UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children's to better understand how the brain responds to speech and language. This research can help improve outcomes for children who undergo surgery that may affect areas of the brain that play a vital role in processing speech and language.

Living Life Without Limitations

Lorenzo Restrepo was born with a rare and complex medical condition that resulted in multiple congenital heart defects. When he was 4 months old, his parents traveled from Colombia, South America to seek care from Charles Fraser, MD, who operated on Lorenzo and now serves as Chief of the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. Today, Lorenzo is an 18-year-old high school senior living a normal and active life despite what doctors predicted.

Developing a Health Communication Intervention to Meet the Psychosocial Needs of Young Women Living With Breast Cancer

A cross-campus collaboration between The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication and the Dell Medical School involving the unmet psychosocial needs of young women living with breast cancer is helping UT Health Austin clinicians identify and bridge gaps in clinical care.

Expectant Mother Refuses to Give Up When Offered No Treatment Options

After being diagnosed with a fetal condition that was deemed untreatable, mom-to-be Amber Cessac sought specialty treatment from fetal medicine specialist Kenneth Moise, Jr., MD, who now serves as the Director of the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Fetal Care Women's Health May 18, 2021

The Highest Level of Care for You and Your Baby

Unanticipated complications during your pregnancy, labor, or birth are not necessarily signs that you or your baby will be unable to return home happy and healthy. You may, however, need ongoing supportive care from a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to ensure the best possible health outcomes for both you and your baby. Find out how UT Health Austin Maternal-fetal medicine specialists can help you make informed decisions about your own health as well as the health of your baby so that you can find solace in a time of uncertainty.

The First and Only Comprehensive Program in Central Texas to Provide Care for Babies With Congenital Conditions Before, During, and After Birth

On May 5th, the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center, began seeing patients at the new Dell Children’s Specialty Pavilion that is attached to Dell Children’s Medical Center. The Comprehensive Fetal Care Center is the first and only comprehensive program in Central Texas that provides care for babies with congenital conditions from start to finish, including care for the mother and baby during pregnancy, delivery of the baby, and care of the baby after birth, all in one place.

UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center Are Awarded Funding to Study Rare Coronary Artery Anomalies in Young People

UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center are proud to announce funding for a multi-institutional study to focus on patients with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) and their families. AAOCA's are the second leading cause of sudden death in children and young adults who participate in sports.

Establishing an Innovative Educational Program for Training the Next Generation of Cardiovascular Perfusionists

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease announces a first-of-its-kind educational partnership with the Texas Heart Institute in which student perfusionists will now have the opportunity to perform clinical training in the pediatric clinical setting at Dell Children’s Medical Center.

UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center Celebrate the Discharge of Grace Jennings, the Second Patient to Receive a Heart Transplant at Dell Children’s

UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center are proud to announce that 13-year-old Grace Jennings is home after receiving a long-awaited heart transplant. Grace received her heart transplant on January 26, 2021 after waiting 15 months for a donor heart while on a lifesaving mechanical heart pump.

Healing Tiny Hearts to Ensure Big, Bright Futures

Levi was born with a ventricular septal defect, a more common congenital heart defect characterized by a hole in the ventricular septum, that can sometimes close as a child grows. But when Levi's hole didn't close his family was prepared to travel anywhere across the nation to make sure he received the best care possible. To their surprise, they ended up finding a world-class pediatric cardiac care team right here in Central Texas.

Eliminating Barriers in Health Care Even When Faced With Unforeseen Challenges

UT Health Austin physicians are making it possible for patients and families to receive the care they need by eliminating barriers in healthcare access. Find out how cross clinic collaboration and care coordination helped a caregiver and her family better care for their mother during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UT Health Austin’s Ambulatory Surgery Center Achieves Full Accreditation

UT Health Austin is excited to announce the opening of its new on-site Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), which has achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The ASC gives patients and their physicians a convenient and safe alternative for outpatient and selected short-stay surgical procedures.

Shouldering the Anxieties and Hardships of Patients Affected by COVID-19

UT Health Austin’s Director of Clinical Social Work and Integrated Behavioral Health, Donna Shanor, LCSW, LCDC, discusses how UT Health Austin’s Integrated Behavior Health team is working diligently to continue gathering and connecting patients to resources to help ease the emotional, physical, and financial hardships that patients are facing as they navigate the changing COVID-19 public health crisis.

Gastroenterology Jul 2, 2020

Summer Fun, Food, and…Heartburn?

With the summer weather comes some of the best food and drinks! But, for those suffering from acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), eating or drinking these summertime favorites may make for uncomfortable days and sleepless nights. Find out how you can avoid the burn.

COVID-19 Videos May 4, 2020

The Ever-Growing Importance of Contact Tracing

Managing COVID-19 may depend on robust contact tracing programs. But what exactly is contact tracing, and how does it help society battle infectious diseases? Learn the basics of this time-tested public health strategy and what you can do, starting now, to help your community in the fight against COVID-19.

COVID-19 May 1, 2020

Doing What’s Most Important and Doing It Now

We've all head that medical masks are in short supply. Find out how a team of engineers, medical professionals, software and other information technology specialists, 3D printing experts, and more, have come together to make sure that frontline healthcare workers have the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to do their jobs.

COVID-19 Apr 15, 2020

Home Is Where the Doctor Is

Learn how Dell Medical School's Chief of Primary Care and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Internal Medicine created a convenient online system to monitor COVID-19 symptoms while patients stay safe and comfortable at home.

COVID-19 Apr 3, 2020

The Work Must Go On

While your at-home work environment may be less than ideal, it doesn’t have to put the brakes on your daily productivity. UT Health Austin social workers are here to help you create a productive work environment in conjunction with your busy everyday home life.

COVID-19 Mar 30, 2020

Understanding COVID-19

There is a lot of information going around about COVID-19. UT Health Austin healthcare providers want you to be informed and stay up to date on ways to remain healthy and what you can do to help.

Featured Physician: Dave Clarke, MD

Get to know UT Health Austin epileptologist David Clarke, MD, who serves as the Director of the Dell Children's Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center within UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s. Find out how Dr. Clarke's origin and background influence his approach to caring for children with epilepsy around the world.

UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s Welcomes the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center

UT Health Austin partners with Dell Children’s Medical Center to establish the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program. This level 4 epilepsy center consists of a team of over 20 specialists, each bringing a unique perspective and skillset to ensure the most well-rounded pediatric care.

Women's Health Nov 18, 2019

Praise the Pelvic Floor

Urinary incontinence is a common symptom of pelvic floor dysfunction, which can often occur after childbirth. But, as far as we are concerned, it is not a sacrifice you have to make as a mom. We’ve got a fix for it, which can make motherhood, womanhood, and life in general that much better.

Neurosciences Sep 24, 2019

Life With MS: One Patient’s Story

Balford was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 33 after the sight in his left eye started to suddenly fade along with his sense of taste. It came as a complete shock. But with the help of his care team at UT Health Austin and his community of friends and family, he's been able to stay confident and control his symptoms.

Neurosciences Aug 1, 2019

Care Reaching Beyond the Care Room

UT Health Austin neurologist, Léorah Freeman, MD, PhD, is passionate about community outreach and extending healthcare into the community. In 2017 she created a neuro-inclusive exercise program for multiple sclerosis patients that she has now expanded to the Austin Townlake location.

Women's Health Jul 24, 2019

Sex Shouldn’t Be Painful

Painful intercourse, or dyspareunia, happens to both men and women, and it occurs more frequently than you might think. No matter your sex, intercourse can and should be enjoyable for all parties involved. When intercourse is not enjoyable, it’s time for a conversation with your partner(s) and your health care provider.

Nutrition Apr 8, 2019

Healthy Skin, Healthy You

Summer can be tough on your skin. With increased sun exposure, time spent outside, sweat, and the occasional sugary snowcone, you’ll want to take extra steps to ensure your skin is as healthy and glowing as it can be this summer!

Women's Health Mar 20, 2019

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month

Statistics show that those suffering from the condition often receive a delayed diagnosis six to ten years after they first begin experiencing symptoms. Endometriosis pain can be debilitating for many women and can cause long-term issues that can affect both the physical and mental components of quality of life. So, why are women suffering undiagnosed?

Cancer Gastroenterology Mar 20, 2019

Livestrong Cancer Institute’s Approach to Care With the Launch of the New Gastrointestinal Cancer Clinic

Overall, it is estimated that more than 15.5 million adults and children with a history of cancer are living in the United States today, a number that is expected to increase to over 20 million by 2026. More people are living longer after a cancer diagnosis. The focus has moved past helping people survive, and toward helping them thrive.

Gastroenterology Mar 20, 2019

What is Barrett’s Esophagus?

Barrett’s Esophagus is a condition that can occur in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. It affects 1-2% of the adult population in the United States. But what exactly is it and how do you know you have it? Anyone with a history of GERD should be screened regularly for Barrett's Esophagus as progression can lead to esophageal cancer.

Women's Health Mar 20, 2019

Period Products: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

With all the choices available to us, how do approximately 3.75 billion women know which period product is right for them? There are many factors to consider when identifying the best product for your body and lifestyle, so we've compiled some helpful information to make it easier to pick what works for you.

Women's Health Feb 12, 2019

Great Sex Doesn’t Have to Stop

If you consistently can’t reach orgasm or you experience pain during intercourse or you know something just isn’t right when you’re trying to get in the mood something bigger may actually be going on. Don’t ignore what your mind and body are telling you when it comes to sex, these could actually be symptoms of sexual dysfunction.

Women's Health Dec 11, 2018

Pelvic Floor Pro says Kegels are NOT for Everyone

While kegel exercises may be a helpful approach for some people, they could be doing you more harm than good. UT Health Austin pelvic floor physical therapist Maureen Ryan Christian in Women's Health clears up common misconceptions about pelvic floor health and shares how pelvic floor physical therapists can help design a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

Primary Care Nov 12, 2018

Mustaches for Movember

Movember is a global charity movement aimed at raising awareness of men’s health risks with a focus on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. Help us create positive change for men’s health by raising awareness year-round.

Orthopedics Sep 20, 2018

The Aging Athlete

Unfortunately, the evolutionary design of our bodies is really only meant to last through reproductive and child rearing age, so as we move into our later 40s and 50s we tend to see a breakdown in our bones, cartilage and within our bodies in general. Karl Koenig, MD, discusses arthritis as you age and how you can keep symptoms in check.

Nutrition Sep 14, 2018

Carbohydrates – Friend or Foe?

Diet trends and fads seem to come and go and we still have a hard time losing weight. So what’s the catch, is there something we are missing, is there really a secret? UT Health Austin dietitian talks about diet trends and carbs, whether they are good or bad for you.

Women's Health Aug 2, 2018

Vulvodynia Q&A

Vulvodynia is a condition where women experience pain on the vulva. Many women are misdiagnosed or suffer undiagnosed for many years. Know the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options available.

General Health Jul 19, 2018

Seeing is Believing

Nick Bryan, M.D, Ph.D., Director of Diagnostic Medicine, Imaging Services at UT Health Austin, explains, the amazing impact of medical imaging on the practice of medicine happened for a very simple, very human reason.

Orthopedics Jul 16, 2018

Staying in the Game

For someone as active as Eduardo, struggling with knee pain was starting to take its toll. Between walking seven miles per day at work and his active participation in sports outside of work, the Musculoskeletal Institute put together a treatment plan that would allow him to continue with his active lifestyle.

Orthopedics Jun 21, 2018

Knee Pain Won’t Hold Chris Back

Chris wasn’t about to let her knee pain prevent her from playing golf, there was no pain that couldn’t be overcome in her eyes. After her visit with the Musculoskeletal Institute her treatment plan allowed her to continue playing golf and winning tournaments with a knee stronger than before.

General Health Jun 21, 2018

Caring with a Smile

A welcoming environment, friendly smiles and your own personal care team – that is how we treat people, not symptoms. For a UT Health Austin patient, often, the first member of that care team is the Concierge staff, the group welcomes and assists patients every day.

Gastroenterology Videos Jun 4, 2018

Meet Dr. Buckley

Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which cells lining the esophagus have changed into types of intestinal cells that are not normal and increase risk of cancer of the esophagus. If you have acid reflux particularly uncontrolled symptoms or have been on medication for many years, you should speak to your gastroenterologist (GI) about this and having an endoscopy.

Cardiology May 16, 2018

Doctors Teaching Doctors

Academic medical centers are known to be at the forefront of cutting-edge medical care and technologies. They are where medical knowledge is continuously evolving through research and where new cures, therapies and treatments are found. Charles D. Fraser, Jr., MD, discusses how academic medical centers make an impact.

Videos Women's Health May 7, 2018

Role of Nurse Practitioners

As a provider, nurse practitioners bring a unique philosophical approach because they are first and foremost nurses. Nurse practitioners approach patient care holistically; taking in the physical, social and psychological aspects into the patient care team. So when you see a nurse practitioner, they want to see how you are doing as a whole person.

General Health Videos May 7, 2018

UT Health Austin: Care That Makes a Difference

Your reasons for wanting to get and stay healthy are just as important to us as they are to you. UT Health Austin puts you, your family, your goals, and your needs at the forefront of your care, bringing a new level of excellence to healthcare in Texas. You can be assured that your team is as high-quality as the name we carry on our coats - The University of Texas at Austin.

Videos Women's Health May 3, 2018

Demystifying the Pelvic Floor

We don't learn about our pelvic floors! No one is thinking about this huge muscle complex that can be the source of a lot of problems. UT Health Austin Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, Dr. Uchenna Ossai, specializes in pelvic health dysfunction. including anything from urinary incontinence, to pelvic pain, to bowel issues.

Orthopedics May 3, 2018

Celebrating Patient Successes

Associate Provider, Devin Williams, DC, NP-C, talks about celebrating patient successes during each step of their treatment. When a patient has a step towards those goals to really make sure that they know that you care about that and that you understand how hard that was to accomplish. We want to be there for them every step of the way!

Videos Women's Health May 3, 2018

Healthy Curiosity: Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence is not a badge of honor, as soon as you experience any amount of bladder leakage, it's important to see your doctor to get it taken care of. Whether you are 15 or 55, urinary incontinence should not be affecting your quality of life, especially when the issue can typically be resolved!

Videos Women's Health May 3, 2018

Team-Based Care at UT Health Austin

At UT Health Austin, physicians and providers in the care team meet collectively and collaboratively to discuss each patient before their visit. This knowledge allows the providers to put together a unique and individualized care plan that is then implemented for each patient. Women's Health providers discuss team-based care on KXAN.

Orthopedics Apr 13, 2018

John’s Story: A Vision For the Future

Before John received bilateral knee replacement surgery, simple things like getting around his own home, taking his two dogs out for a walk and getting a healthy amount of sleep each night were extremely difficult. After bilateral knee surgery done by UT Health Austin's Dr. Kevin Bozic, John looks forward to a bright future.

Women's Health Apr 2, 2018

The Ability to Do Simple Things, Pain-Free

Patrice began having chronic pain in her lower abdomen that got so bad she couldn’t stand long enough to cook dinner for her family. After being seen at Women's Health, they were able to determine her issue and begin treatment that has allowed her to become more active with her four boys, pain-free!

Women's Health Mar 21, 2018

Changing the Conversation: Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common disorder, occurring in one out of ten girls and women and affecting mostly those of reproductive age. Because of the complexity of the disorder and lack of awareness of the disease, endometriosis is often one of the most misdiagnosed disorders, but it shouldn't be. Help us spread awareness and educate others.

Nutrition Orthopedics Mar 21, 2018

Spring Back Into Your Fitness Programs!

You shouldn’t have to let joint and muscle pain hold you back from doing what you love this season. To ensure you are able get the most out of the nice weather and your fitness programs, we talked with our experienced orthopedic physicians about the best approach to protecting your joints while being active.

Orthopedics Mar 20, 2018

Everything We Do is Focused on You

The idea of a patient working with a physician and a care team made up of a diverse group of health care professionals with a variety of different skills to achieve a health-related goal may sound a bit unexpected to some people, which, says Dr. Kevin Bozic, is what differentiates UT Health Austin.

Women's Health Feb 13, 2018

Meet Your Personal Care Team

At UT Health Austin, your care team will be made up of many different kinds of medical professionals (from nurses to emotional health experts to dietitians and physical therapists) who focus everything they do on your unique needs. Dr. Michael Breen in the Women’s Health Institute explains how this approach to patient care just makes sense.

Neurosciences Nutrition Feb 12, 2018

Dark Chocolate and Your Brain

Once known as the food of the gods, chocolate is more than just a rich flavorful treat, it has long been renowned for its purported medicinal benefits as well. Recent studies have explored the connection between chocolate (more specifically cocoa flavanols, which act as antioxidants) and heart disease, mood, behavior and cognition.

Orthopedics Jan 16, 2018

Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Reduce Joint Pain

Between 2013 and 2015, an estimated 54.4 million US adults annually were diagnosed with some form of chronic joint pain. While joint pain may become more prevalent with age, it does not have to be inevitable, there are lifestyle changes you can make to reduce symptoms and improve function.

Women's Health Jan 16, 2018

Pelvic Floor Therapy at UT Health Austin

Clinicians in Women's Health are creating a place where women can feel comfortable talking about chronic pelvic pain and what they can do to stop suffering and get relief. Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Maureen Christian explains what the pelvic floor is, common disorders, and when to reach out for treatment.

A Year Without Pain

Last year, David Warren was in a wheelchair. Today, he's hiking Enchanted Rock. After losing his home and his business in the 2011 Bastrop fires, Warren had little hope and was experiencing extreme pain, but after receiving treatment at the Musculoskeletal Institute he's out of a wheelchair and back to enjoying life again.

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