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When you eat is more important than how much you eat for weight loss, UT Southwestern study finds. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2ucq3IU
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CAR T-cell therapy - the experimental, personalized cell treatment that amps up a patient's immune system - has passed a critical milestone. Today, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously recommended full FDA approval of the treatment. As the highest-enrolling site of the 12 medical centers worldwide that tested this therapy, we're hopeful for what the decision means for pediatric and adult leukemia patients. Kudos to pediatric oncologist Ted Laetsch, M.D., for his collaborative efforts with study leaders at Novartis, Penn Medicine, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and elsewhere. The New York Times has more on this remarkable story: https://nyti.ms/2ua577M

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He hasn’t graduated yet, but Ryan Golden, an M.D./Ph.D. student at UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has received the school's top award for a monumental discovery important to understanding the mechanisms of health and disease. http://bit.ly/2rq0l57



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Each year, close to half a million Americans seek medical care for burns - many around major holidays like July 4. Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Karen Kowalske, M.D., sees the most serious burn injuries. Tune in at noon Wednesday, June 28, to learn how to treat a minor burn and when to seek medical care if the unthinkable happens.​ www.facebook.com/utswnews 
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Only 27 percent of patients with acute myeloid leukemia live at least 5 years after the cancer is found. UT Southwestern Medical Center is working to change that, as one of only 11 sites in the U.S. selected for Beat AML, a master clinical trial using a precision medicine approach to destroy the disease. http://bit.ly/2rc5Tww

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Thanks to a pair of donated lungs, trumpeter Tim Ervin has returned to his old love.

At UT Southwestern in late April, as National Donate Life Month drew to a close, Mr. Ervin stood before 300 organ transplant patients and their family members and did something that had been impossible for so long: He played his trumpet.

The song was “Morning Dance,” an upbeat piece from the jazz band Spyro Gyra.
“Every day I get up and do the morning dance because I’m happy that I’m here,” he told those gathered for UT Southwestern’s annual organ transplant reunion dinner. “I look forward every day to living.”

#DonateLife
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Housed underground and secured behind six-foot thick concrete vaults is a 22-ton machine speeding up scientific discovery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. http://bit.ly/2qhDDr0 
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During National EMS Week, we salute the caring and brave first responders, paramedics, and EMTs who are prepared 24/7 to do the work that only a few can. Join us in thanking those across North Texas and beyond. Tag a first responder, paramedic, or EMT you'd like to thank. #EMSstrong www.emsstrong.org/
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Does your child suffer from headaches and migraines? Tune in at 9 a.m. tomorrow as pediatric neurologist Tonia Sabo, M.D., answers your questions in a new Facebook Live series by Children's Health, our partners and primary pediatric teaching facility. More about Dr. Sabo: http://bit.ly/2psz5SE
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The UT Southwestern community came together last weekend for Carnaval de Salud, an annual community health fair at Dallas ISD's T.J. Rusk Middle School. The UT Southwestern Carnaval de Salud is part of the University of Texas System's United to Serve initiative, which fosters community outreach. At the Carnaval, students from each of the Medical Center's three schools – the Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions – joined with faculty and staff volunteers to manage the medical aspects.
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