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Don’t Let These Chronic Conditions Go Unchecked

Don’t Let These Chronic Conditions Go Unchecked — Especially Now

Sep 22, 2020

Managing chronic conditions requires regular visits with your doctor. And when something feels off or it’s time for a checkup, delaying care only compromises your health. If you have any of these conditions, reconsider before rescheduling your follow-ups. Asthma or Other Respiratory Diseases...

General Health & Wellness
How to Ease Aches and Pains from a Quarantine Lifestyle

How to Ease Aches and Pains from a Quarantine Lifestyle

Sep 21, 2020

A lot of people have been working remotely since the pandemic began sweeping the U.S. in March, which adds up to nearly 1,000 hours of sitting on a couch or in a makeshift home office. All of that time can lead to some serious problems if you aren’t sitting properly or taking time to be active....

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Chronic Pain
Governor Abbott Announces New Business Guidelines | 9/17

Here’s Your Recap of Governor Abbott’s 9/17 Press Conference

Sep 21, 2020

On September 17, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. He applauded Texans for taking COVID-19 seriously and announced a new plan to increase capacity in Texas businesses. Here’s more information on his new guidelines. Hospitalization Numbers Drive Decision...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
 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)