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 How Parents Can Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 at School

How Parents Can Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 at School

Sep 15, 2020

As in-person classes begin, parents may wonder what they can expect from a school year during a pandemic. In compliance with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), all teachers and staff will be required to self-screen and be prepared to self-isolate if they show symptoms or were exposed to someone who’...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
How Contact Tracing Works

How Contact Tracing Works

Sep 14, 2020

While contact tracing has become a major topic in the past few months since the pandemic began, it’s been in practice for years as health officials try to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The general thought behind this practice is to identify people who may be infected as a result of...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Infectious Diseases
What Going to an ER During a Pandemic Looks Like

What Going to an ER During a Pandemic Looks Like

Sep 14, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the United States, emergency rooms across the country have seen a drop in the number of patients. After looking into these numbers, experts found that there weren’t fewer emergencies happening, but rather, people were concerned about catching COVID-19 and were...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Emergency Care
Here's Why Now Is the TIME to Learn About Sepsis

Here's Why Now Is the TIME to Learn About Sepsis

Sep 12, 2020

If you have an infection, your body can develop a life-threatening reaction known as sepsis. Sepsis takes more than 258,000 American lives each year according to the Centers for Disease Control. Here’s what you need to know about sepsis and how you can spot the symptoms. What to Know About Sepsis...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Infectious Diseases
Safely Participate in High School Sports During COVID-19

Your Guide to Safely Participating in High School Sports During COVID-19

Sep 10, 2020

High school sports are a big deal in Texas, and with the school year upon us, your teen may be excited about participating in football or volleyball this fall. Although sports will continue during COVID-19, it may be risky, and these events will look different from what you’re used to. For example...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
General Health & Wellness
Children’s Health
Answers to Unexplained Neurological Symptoms

Peace of Mind: Answers to Unexplained Neurological Symptoms

Sep 10, 2020

From epilepsy to Alzheimer’s, hundreds of millions of people are affected by neurological disorders worldwide. But so often, neurological problems can go unnoticed and untreated because of how mundane the symptoms may seem. And when our mind isn’t feeling quite right, it can be difficult to find...

Neurology
Why Seeking Timely Care for Emergency Symptoms is Important

Why Seeking Timely Care for Emergency Symptoms is Important

Sep 04, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency rooms across the country have seen a decrease in patients. However, in the event of a medical emergency, hesitating to seek care can result in severe complications. “It’s hard for most people to know when to seek emergency care, but symptoms like chest pain,...

Emergency Care
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Your Guide to Safe Travel During COVID-19

Your Guide to Safe Travel During COVID-19

Sep 04, 2020

After social distancing and staying indoors for so long, a lot of people are feeling restless and want a change of scenery. Although it’s tempting to travel, the CDC and State of Texas recommend staying home as the best way for people to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. For those who...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
General Health & Wellness
Answer These Simple Questions to Find Your Perfect Orthopedic Doctor

Answer These Simple Questions to Find Your Perfect Orthopedic Doctor

Sep 04, 2020

When a bone, joint, or muscle condition keeps you on the sidelines, it’s time to take action to get back in the game of life. But what kind of orthopedic specialist should you visit based on your symptoms and situation? That’s where we’re here to help. Answer these simple questions, and we’ll...

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
How Has Deep Brain Stimulation Benefitted Patients With Parkinson’s Disease?

How Has Deep Brain Stimulation Benefitted Patients With Parkinson’s Disease?

Sep 04, 2020

Dr. Sameer Sheth, neurosurgeon at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, uses deep brain stimulation (DBS) as an alternative to medication for treating disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. DBS involves placing a device called a neurostimulator that sends electrical impulses...

Neurology