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A Woman’s Ultimate Checklist of Routine Screenings

Sep 29, 2020

Staying on top of routine screenings is one of the most important aspects of healthy aging. Many serious conditions don’t present symptoms in their early stages, and they can become much more difficult to treat as they progress. The goods news: these regular tests can detect conditions when they’re...

Women’s Health
Healthy Aging
Primary Care
COVID-19 and the Safety of Elective Procedures

COVID-19 and the Safety of Elective Procedures

Sep 24, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping through Texas in mid-March, Texas Governor Greg Abbott temporarily suspended hospitals from offering elective procedures in order to ensure more hospital space for suspected COVID-19 cases. Things seemed to return to normal as time went on, but he placed...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Why It's Important to Catch Prostate Cancer Early

Why It's Important to Catch Prostate Cancer Early

Sep 22, 2020

About 1 in every 9 men will develop prostate cancer during his life. However, many cases progress so slowly that doctors may only recommend active surveillance rather than treatment. Some cases go entirely unnoticed. Should you even consider screening? Read on. How Essential Is Early Detection? No...

Men's Health
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