The winter is receding and gardeners are out in force. Working in soil increases the risk of contaminated cuts and wounds.
Whats happening with Measles?
Can baby powder really be dangerous? Talc is used for hundreds of powders and makeup products. Recent news warned of potentially dangerous contaminants such as asbestos.
Matters of the heart.
Christmas is fast approaching. As we busy ourselves with holiday chores, others are struggling with loneliness. Social media has made actual human contact less convenient. FaceBook posts, online shopping, and emails tend to isolate people...
Last week I extolled the virtues of early screening. But what if you find something? I
Fall colors are now yellow, gold, and….pink! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the most common cancer in American women.
“F” is for fall, football, and flu shots.
Summer vacation is drawing to a close, and kids will soon return to school. Most colleges, including all universities in Texas, require meningitis vaccination.
Commonly known as “poor circulation”, this condition affects one in five seniors and a third of all diabetics. Peripheral arteries are vessels that carry blood to legs, hands, and feet.
Valsartan is a common medication used for high blood pressure. Some brands of the generic form of the medication were found to be contaminated with NMDA, a chemical that is potentially carcinogenic.
Today we celebrate our independence. Tonight, some will suffer for it. Injuries from fireworks account for eleven thousand ER visits every year.
June will prove to be one of the hottest on record. Our bodies cool themselves with perspiration that evaporates, removing heat. Texans around here know that high humidity doesn’t allow that to happen, making matters worse.
Summer is here, and every self respecting Texan ought to know a little about how to handle the sun. Sunburns are not only painful, but the damage is cumulative over a lifetime, increasing your risk of skin cancer as you age.
Did you know one out of ten people will get kidney stones? Read on to see how you can protect yourself.
Multiple Sclerosis attacks the protective covering of nerves, brain, and spinal cord. “Sclerosis” refers to scarring that appears in the brain. Read on for more info on this disease.
Shingles is caused by Herpes Zoster, a virus that also causes chickenpox. The virus lies dormant and flares up as our immune system weakens with age. The FDA recently approved a new shingles vaccine that is much more effective than its predecessor.
Planting, mulching, raking, and toting bags of soil takes its toll. Back pain from bending and lifting is especially hard on seniors who otherwise enjoy gardening.
Super Bowl officials are preparing to host Eagles, Patriots, and the flu virus. With a million visitors arriving, health officials will be constantly wiping down surfaces and setting up treatment stations. Here's what you can do to stay healthy.
Imagine if you were warned every time you were about to fall, or cut yourself, with enough time to change the outcome.
The CDC estimates that about 30,000 deaths occur annually from complications associated with the flu. Most are elderly, and the most common complication is pneumonia.
The holidays will be here before you know it. Are you ready to survive them? Check out these 10 helpful hints for staying healthy and safe now through the new year.
Everyone understands why you might fear the idea of your doctor finding a lump. We’re not going pretend like that’s not a scary moment in any woman’s life. But can you imagine how much scarier it could be if you don’t get checked until it’s too late?
Hurricane Harvey has come and passed, but while the winds and rain may have died out and the floodwaters may be receding, the health threat is, sadly, not over.
One thing Hurricane Harvey left behind is lots of standing water. That has caused a huge resurgence in mosquito populations. It is especially important, these days, to reduce your risk of mosquito bites.
Your annual well woman exam is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Early intervention can mean the difference between catching cancer early and having to manage it once it has progressed.
Various types of fungus are notorious for causing misery, especially in the summer months, for people who must wear heavy protective clothing outdoors.
Preventative medicine can help catch the indicators of the most common chronic illnesses before the diseases actually manifest.
Support the ongoing research through donations and fundraising events, such as the BP MS150 Bicycle Ride from Houston to Austin coming up soon!
Cyclists across the state will soon be riding to raise research money and awareness of this disease.
Some folks experience severe reactions to certain foods, medications, bee stings, or irritating substances. For these people, an immediate injection of epinephrine can be a life saver.
Wine in moderation is associated with lower heart disease. But the actual relationship is murky.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Small air sacs fill with mucus or pus, rendering them useless. If a sufficient amount of the lung is affected, the condition can be fatal.
Diverticula are small pockets that develop in the walls of our intestinal tract. They are usually benign. But food material can get lodged in them, leading to inflammation and infection...
Thanksgiving is only two days away. Soon we’ll be celebrating the year’s harvest with a bounty that our forefathers could scarcely imagine.
Flu season is approaching. Every year, the CDC monitors flu activity worldwide to identify the mostly likely strains to hit the United States.
The Flu Season is in full swing!
Trick-or- treaters will be soon be out, looking for edible bounty. One out of twelve children suffer food allergies, and must relinquish their treasure.