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Holiday Health Goals

Stay on Track with Your Health Goals This Holiday Season

Jan 02, 2020

‘Tis the season for indulgence. Studies show it’s common for adults’ weight to increase up to 0.6 percent from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, amid all the feasts and parties. From the extra slice of pie to the holiday cookies, holiday snacks can add more than 200 calories to your daily dietary intake...

Diabetes Test

Warning Signs of Diabetes: When to See Your Doctor

Nov 20, 2019

Even if you don’t have any of the normal risk factors for diabetes, it’s important to pay attention to subtle signs of high blood sugar. “Increased thirst and urination, fatigue, and darkening of the skin around the neck, armpits, and groin can be early signs of rising blood sugar,” said Dr. Eric...

Palliative Care

Palliative Care: Support for Patients and Families When They Need It Most

Nov 19, 2019

If you have been diagnosed with a serious disease, palliative care can provide an extra layer of support to you and your family when you need it most. Unfortunately, people often don’t understand the role of palliative care and how it leads into hospice or end-of-life care. Palliative care can come...

Bone Health

Bone Health: Tips for Keeping Your Bones Healthy As You Age

Oct 24, 2019

Your bones play an important role in your health, providing structure, protecting organs, supporting muscles, and storing calcium. As you age, your bone health becomes an important component of your overall health. “Osteoporosis and degenerative joint disease are among the most common bone health...

Healthy Aging
Primary Care
General Health & Wellness
Chronic Pain Relief When To See A Pain Specialist

Chronic Pain Relief: When to See a Pain Specialist

Sep 27, 2019

An estimated 100 million Americans live with chronic pain—pain that continues beyond a normal period of healing that is not expected to resolve itself. Chronic pain can affect your ability to sleep at night and concentrate during the day. It can also zap your energy and affect your quality of life...

General Health & Wellness
Chronic Pain
Use Medications Safely While Breastfeeding

Use Medications Safely While Breastfeeding

Aug 22, 2019

If you’re breastfeeding, you’re giving your baby a healthy start. But, if you need to take medications, you might have questions about how they may affect your breast milk. The good news is many medications are safe to use when you breastfeed, but it’s still important to talk to your doctor before...

General Health & Wellness

Injury Prevention and Care for New Athletes

Aug 21, 2019

As school sports kick off this fall, many young athletes will try sports for the very first time. Working closely with your child’s pediatrician or specialist, you can support your child’s health and sports performance on and off the field. “The best thing parents can do to support their child in...

General Health & Wellness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Resolutions - Body

Pack Healthy Lunches for Your Kids

Aug 08, 2019

Packing a healthy lunch box can be challenging for busy families who are constantly on the go. You can help your children get a healthy start to the school year with uncomplicated lunches that are easy for you and your family to prep. “About 40% of a child’s daily meals are consumed in school,”...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Children's Health
Resolutions - Body
Are Medications Magnifying Your Sensitivity To The Sun

Are Medications Magnifying Your Sensitivity to the Sun?

Jul 22, 2019

With the arrival of summer sunshine, people gravitate outdoors to soak up the vitamin D. But sun exposure can cause several undesirable effects, like wrinkles, cataracts, skin cancer, and sunburns. While it’s always important to take precautions against these consequences, it’s also crucial to be...

General Health & Wellness
Hot Stuff Exercising Safely In The Summer

Hot Stuff: Exercising Safely in the Summer

Jul 01, 2019

As a Texan, you won’t let the rising temperatures keep you from doing what you love, including your exercise routine. However, working out can increase your body temperature; when combined with high external temperatures, this can lead to heat exhaustion and even heat stroke, a condition that...

General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss