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Virus Anxiety

Anxiety related to COVID stress is on the rise. Here are some suggestions for help.
Aug 19th, 2020

Diets for the New Year

What's the best diet for the New Year? There are many to choose from, choose what works best for you!
Jan 15th, 2020


Whats happening with Measles?
Feb 11th, 2019
Baby Powder

What’s Going Around – Baby Powder Blues

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.
Feb 11th, 2019

What’s Going Around – Holiday Blues

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...
Dec 5th, 2018

What’s Going Around – Meningitis

Summer vacation is drawing to a close, and kids will soon return to school. Most colleges, including all universities in Texas, require meningitis vaccination.
Aug 8th, 2018

What’s Going Around – Blood Pressure Drug Scare

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.
Jul 25th, 2018

What’s Going Around – Heat Related Illness

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.
Jun 26th, 2018

What's Going Around - Summer Sun

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.
May 30th, 2018

What’s Going Around – Multiple Sclerosis

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.
Apr 24th, 2018

What’s Going Around – Shingles

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.
Apr 16th, 2018

What’s Going Around – Flu Update

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.
Jan 31st, 2018

10 Holiday Health Tips

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.
Nov 20th, 2017

Why You Need to Be Checked for Breast Cancer

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?
Oct 30th, 2017

What’s Going Around – Mosquito Resurgence

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.
Sep 12th, 2017

Why an Annual Well Woman Exam is so Important

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.
Aug 21st, 2017

What’s Going Around – Summer Fungus

Various types of fungus are notorious for causing misery, especially in the summer months, for people who must wear heavy protective clothing outdoors.
Jul 20th, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

Support the ongoing research through donations and fundraising events, such as the BP MS150 Bicycle Ride from Houston to Austin coming up soon!
Apr 20th, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis

Cyclists across the state will soon be riding to raise research money and awareness of this disease.
Apr 13th, 2017

Alert for Allergy Patients

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.
Apr 3rd, 2017

Treating Pneumonia

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.
Feb 20th, 2017

Signs and Symptoms of Diverticulitis

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...
Feb 20th, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is only two days away. Soon we’ll be celebrating the year’s harvest with a bounty that our forefathers could scarcely imagine.
Nov 21st, 2016

Flu Vaccinations

Flu season is approaching. Every year, the CDC monitors flu activity worldwide to identify the mostly likely strains to hit the United States.
Nov 3rd, 2016

Halloween and Food Allergies

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.
Oct 25th, 2016