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Ophthalmology Aug 5, 2022

Eric L. Crowell, MD, MPH of the Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute describes the causes, symptoms, and treatment of uveitis.

In this two-part series, UT Health Austin clinicians discuss the importance of adequate caloric intake for young athletes.

UT Health Austin chiropractor Sylvia Deily, DC, Cert MDT, shares insight on how to stay healthy and active when sitting all day as you return to work or school.

Infectious Disease Jul 25, 2022

Learn more about the virus, stay up-to-date with the latest case counts and get familiar with community resources in the Austin area.

Clinicians from the Mulva Clinic for Neurosciences share their perspective in honor of World Brain Day.

Orthopedics Pediatrics Jul 19, 2022

J. Mica Guzman, MD, offers tips to keep your kid safe as they gear up for the athletic season.

Without proper food safety practices, outdoor meals this season might result in foodborne illnesses. UT Health Austin primary care clinicians, Scott Selinger, MD, FACP, and Kristin Vinueza, APRN, FNP, share their insight into what causes food poisoning and how you can prevent it.

Women's Health Jul 11, 2022

“Most of us aren't aware of our pelvic floor,” says Uchenna Ossai, PT, DPT. In this quick rundown, she explains the importance of your pelvic floor and how you can keep it healthy.

Nicholas Ortiz, MD, from the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences explains the basis and benefits of the technique and describes what patients can expect from the procedure.

UT Health Austin dietitian Carla Cos, RDN, LD, advises practicing outdoor food safety during hot summer days to protect you and your loved ones.

Activity Orthopedics Jun 30, 2022

Anthony Johnson, MD, and Tammy Noel, MSN, served on the Medical Team for Team Texas during this year's event.

A UT Health Austin neurologist explains how toxins from algae, such as those found in Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and Barton Springs this summer, can harm you and your pets.

Children as young as six months are now eligible for the shot.

Supply chain disruptions have resulted in elevated costs and limited variety of the period product.

Outdoor activities are in full swing and that means we're all soaking up a lot more sun and hot weather, exposing ourselves to heat-related illness.

UT Health Austin and Dell Children's Medical Center are dedicated to enhancing the psycho-social connections between expectant parents and the Comprehensive Fetal Care Team

Videos Women's Health May 24, 2022

In the fourth installment of a four-part series, UT Health Austin obstetrician-gynecologist Karla Maguire, MD, MPH, answers the most commonly searched questions about post-partum pregnancy, commonly referred to as the "fourth" trimester.

Activity Ophthalmology May 24, 2022

Medical students with a passion for ophthalmology bring the Lion King to life for students who are blind and visually impaired

Women's Health May 16, 2022

Urinary incontinence is common among women of all ages. Studies show that 25-45% of women suffer from this condition, but researchers found that urinary incontinence is severely under-reported. UT Health Austin's Women's Health experts can help you resolve your urinary incontinence so you can get back to the life you love.

UT Health Austin neuropsychologist Jared Benge, PhD, ABPP, provides answers to the top 10 questions he gets asked about the aging brain.

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.

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.

UT Health Austin and Dell Children's Medical Center are excited to announce the opening of the Pediatric Abdominal Transplant Center, a clinical partnership between Dell Children's Medical Center 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.

Studies were published in January 2022 providing the strongest evidence yet for the causes of Multiple Sclerosis 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.

In her mid-40s, Patty Candelaria was treated by UT Health Austin board-certified interventional cardiologist D. Byron Holt, MD, FSCAI, who serves as the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology for the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. Find out how Patty became Dr. Holt’s oldest “pediatric” heart surgery patient.

Austin marathon runner Victoria Threadgould becomes the Abdominal Transplant Center's first altruistic living kidney donor by donating one of her kidneys to a recipient in need.

Learn how the son of an employee of The University of Texas at Austin receives a lifesaving surgery after transferring care to the Abdominal Transplant Center.

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.

The Abdominal Transplant Center performs its first kidney transplant surgery and altruistic donor surgery, all in the same week.

Fetal Care Women's Health Feb 23, 2022

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.

Orthopedics Feb 15, 2022

At UT Health Austin’s award-winning Musculoskeletal Institute, continuity of care is a leading concern and goal. Find out how the Musculoskeletal Institute's continuity of care extends beyond the clinical practice and into the Central Texas community.

Videos Women's Health Feb 11, 2022

In the second installment of a four-part series, UT Health Austin obstetrician-gynecologist Justine Reilly, MD, answers the most commonly searched questions about the second trimester of pregnancy.

Cardiology Pediatrics Feb 8, 2022

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

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.

Ophthalmology Jan 26, 2022

UT Health Austin board-certified ophthalmologist Gene Kim, MD, reveals how the eyes can be used to detect and assess systemic health issues, why dilating the eyes is not always needed during an exam, what “20/20 vision” really means, and one of the most common behaviors putting people’s vision at risk.

10-20% of Americans suffer from the winter blues, but these feelings shouldn’t keep you from pursuing what’s important to you. UT Health Austin social workers share tips on how to boost your mood during the winter season.

Clinician Spotlights Jan 12, 2022

28 UT Health Austin physicians are recognized as Top Doctors in the January 2022 Issue of Austin Monthly magazine.

Videos Women's Health Jan 7, 2022

In the first installment of a four-part series, UT Health Austin obstetrician-gynecologist Denise Johnson, MD, answers the most commonly searched questions about the first trimester of pregnancy.

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.

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.

Heading into the holiday season can be overwhelming. UT Health Austin's Clinical Manager of Social Work and Integrated Behavioral Health Cynthia Corral, LCSW, shares how practicing mindfulness can help keep the upcoming holidays merry and bright.

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.

COVID-19 General Health Dec 8, 2021

With the holidays comes shopping, lots of shopping, which can become a complicated task as we continue to navigate COVID-19. Follow this guide to limit your exposure to and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne illnesses to ensure we all enjoy a happy and safe holiday season.

Cancer survivor uses personal experience to influence care delivery for young adult cancer patients by working directly with UT Health Austin's Livestrong Cancer Institutes clinical providers and staff to recognize gaps in support for young adults with cancer.

Avoid heartburn this Thanksgiving. UT Health Austin Digestive Health experts share 15 tips for curbing GERD symptoms during the holidays.

UT Health Austin Digestive Health experts are the first and only in Central Texas to offer transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), a minimally invasive treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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.

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.

UT Health Austin’s Livestrong Cancer Institutes launches a Young Adult Cancer Program, the only young adult oncology program in Central Texas, to address gaps in cancer care.

After trying medication for years without any relief, UT Health Austin Digestive Health experts work with patient, Connor Brubaker, to find a permanent solution to the cause of his symptoms.

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