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Coping With Quarantine Fatigue

Coping With Quarantine Fatigue

Jul 07, 2020

As Texas reaches almost four months in quarantine, people may notice they aren’t feeling as great as they did at the beginning. It may be harder to fall asleep, get up in the morning, or put a lot of effort into tasks that were once easy to complete. This is known as quarantine fatigue, a result of...

How to Have a Socially Distant Fourth of July

How to Have a Socially Distant Fourth of July

Jul 02, 2020

Since the typical Fourth of July festivities involve crowds, celebrating Independence Day in 2020 will look a little different. You don’t have to let the pandemic put a damper on your celebration, though! Check out four of our favorite ways to party while avoiding COVID-19. Enjoy Some Fireworks A...

“Dining Out” at a Distance: 4 Helpful Tips

Jul 02, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many things about our daily lives have changed. With preventive measures encouraged by health and government officials alike, you’re probably spending most of your time at home and making more meals from scratch. But what if you want to take a break from...

The Brazos Valley’s Guide to COVID-19 Mandates

Jul 02, 2020

Our local and state governments continue releasing new information about COVID-19, which can be overwhelming when you’re trying to keep track of what’s happening. On June 22, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference and encouraged citizens to wear masks and stay at home whenever possible...

Urology Associates Physician Named UroLift® System Center of Excellence

Urology Associates Physician Named UroLift® System Center of Excellence

Jun 24, 2020

The UroLift® System provides proven, minimally invasive relief for lower urinary tract symptoms due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate. After extensive training and experience with this system, Dr. Kathy Ravanbakhsh has earned the designation of UroLift® Center...

The Real Reasons Why Men Don't Go to the Doctor

The Real Reasons Why Men Don’t Go to the Doctor

Jun 24, 2020

When it comes to going to the doctor, studies reveal men are more likely than women to put off or entirely avoid seeking professional healthcare. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, men tend to visit the doctor far less frequently than women.  However, visiting your primary care physician is a...

Understanding the Link Between Men and Melanoma

Understanding the Link Between Men and Melanoma

Jun 23, 2020

Did you know that one of the most common cancers in men under the age of 50 is melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer? In fact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, men are more likely to develop and die from melanoma than women. So what explains this strange pattern?...

Is It Safe to Go to the ER During COVID-19?

Is It Safe to Go to the ER During COVID-19?

Jun 22, 2020

COVID-19 doesn’t put other medical emergencies on hold. We asked Dr. Paul Goen, the emergency department medical director at CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital, to provide some insight into going to the ER during the pandemic. Have you witnessed any changes in emergency room visits during the...

Understanding the Levels of Bed Availability in Texas

Jun 19, 2020

The state government continues releasing new information about COVID-19, which can be overwhelming when you’re trying to keep track of what’s happening. Here’s the latest, as of June 16.  Understanding the Five Levels of Bed Availability in Texas   On June 16, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott announced...

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3 Relaxation Techniques to Help You Cope With Stress

Jun 18, 2020

Anxiety is a prevalent issue for people of all ages and backgrounds. It can take a toll on your mental and physical health, leading to insomnia, emotional eating, and more. You can reduce these negative symptoms and take control of your wellbeing by utilizing alternative medicine practices. While...