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A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

PARADIGM SHIFTS FOR TREATING PROSTATE CANCER

James F. Kellam, MD, is an expert at maintaining composure and a steady hand. As an orthopedic surgeon who specialized in repairing trauma for most of his career, he has helped restore the lives of countless individuals in their most critical time of need. But when an annual physical indicated he might have prostate cancer, Kellam felt the anxiety crack his poise.


TRUST YOUR GUT
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TRUST YOUR GUT

DEVELOPING BETTER WAYS TO PREVENT AND TREAT COLORECTAL CANCER

With age comes wisdom, maturity, and grace. But getting older also slows us down, bringing creaking joints and gray hairs. While many of these changes are obvious, it is essential to monitor the invisible changes happening within our bodies.

AN EYE ON THE FUTURE
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AN EYE ON THE FUTURE

MEDICAL STUDENT BRIDGES TECHNOLOGY WITH HEALTH CARE

A plus sign can make a lot of difference. A doctor found this out when he hired a data scientist to create an algorithm—one that could analyze his notes and determine which patients with breast cancer had a high risk of recurrence after treatment.

THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
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THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

A SON’S DEATH SAVES HIS FATHER’S LIFE AND
SHEDS LIGHT ON A LURKING KILLER

Benjamin Bradford lived as if he knew his time was limited. The first of three sons born to Carol and Bruce Bradford, he grew up to become a loving older brother, a friend to many, and a hero to his father.

AT THE INTERSECTION OF CARE
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AT THE INTERSECTION OF CARE

BRIDGING SERVICES THROUGH PUBLIC HEALTH TO IMPROVE WELL-BEING

A life-changing illness caused by a genetic predisposition or an unhealthy lifestyle choice can hurl an individual’s life into an unexpected and sudden flurry of motion. But for some, it’s a slower build caused by social factors such as food insecurity or lack of transportation.

FAMILY HISTORY
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FAMILY HISTORY

THREE GENERATIONS OF UTHEALTH DENTISTS UNDER ONE ROOF

Wednesday is when members of the Van Wart family take a day off from work to concentrate on family and personal matters. It also provides an opportunity to sit and talk about what it is like for three generations of Van Warts to work side-by-side in the family business.

EUREKA!
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EUREKA!

FOR ONE RESEARCHER, LINK BETWEEN ORAL HEALTH AND OVERALL HEALTH BECOMES PERSONAL

At first, neurons and saliva seemed worlds apart to Cameron Jeter, PhD. A brain scientist by training, she studied traumatic brain injury and neurological disorders like Tourette syndrome at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, where she earned an appointment to the school’s faculty.

PHONE FOR HELP
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PHONE FOR HELP

USING A CELL PHONE TO HELP AT-RISK DEMENTIA PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS

Today’s cell phones pack more punch than the computers that helped land astronauts on the moon. Beyond its assortment of applications, a cell phone could be a lifesaver for an older adult suffering from dementia who is spiraling down to dangerous self-neglect.

BEFORE and AFTER
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BEFORE and AFTER

CLINICIANS AND SCIENTISTS TEAM UP TO SAFEGUARD PATIENTS AFTER SURGERY

The thought of undergoing surgery triggers anxiety in many of us—whether it is the first time or one of many, a minor or complex operation. The reassuring news, says Holger Eltzschig, MD, PhD, is that surgery has become safer over the years thanks to refined surgical techniques and advancements in anesthesia.

MOVING FORWARD
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MOVING FORWARD

AFTER DODGING DEATH, CRAIG LIVES TO THE FULLEST WITH HELP FROM UTHEALTH RHEUMATOLOGIST

Craig Plumhoff’s treatment team encouraged him to rise from his hospital bed and take a few steps. “I tried to walk, but I couldn’t lift my legs,” he says. “My hip flexors were being attacked.”

LOVE FOR LIVIE
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LOVE FOR LIVIE

A LITTLE GIRL WITH A BIG HEART LEAVES BEHIND AN EXTRAORDINARY LEGACY

Nancy Petrera and Justin Cohen welcomed their beautiful daughter Olivia (Livie) into the world on May 30, 2015. But less than two weeks later, Olivia began suffering from inexplicable conditions.