Health Blog

Welcome to the ongoing series of blog posts from UTMB Health focusing on key aspects of maintaining your health

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Picky Eating and Kids

Dr. Amber Hairfield discusses tips, tricks and methods for navigating life and meal time with a picky eater.

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Family Medicine: Your One Stop Shop

Family medicine providers are trained in many areas of medicine and can provide comprehensive care for you, your children, your parents and your entire family.

Newly remodeled Regional Women’s Services & Pediatrics lobby

Quality care, with a look to match

Situated across Texas, UTMB’s Regional Mother and Child Health Program clinics are being refreshed and enhanced with new décor, signs and more.

Health and wellness with UTMB Health and Houston Moms

Sports Physicals - Know the facts

Dr. Namita Bhardwaj joined Meagan Clanahan of the Houston Moms Blog to discuss all things sports medicine--sports physicals, safety protocols and best practices during COVID and more.

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What is a Family Physician?

Family physicians deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, they also provide preventive care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunization and more.

Health and wellness with UTMB Health and Houston Moms

Back to School Wellness

Dr. Manuela Murray joined Meagan Clanahan of the Houston Moms Blog to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine, back-to-school well-checks and more.

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The best memories are made in person.

Approved for individuals 12 years of age and older, the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is now available at all UTMB Health primary care clinics—just in time for back to school check-ups and physicals.

Pediatric Allergy services at UTMB Health

Creepy Crawlies to Beware While Enjoying the Great Outdoors

UTMB's own Dr. Cleavon Covington, an assistant professor who specializes in pediatric allergy and immunology, urges everyone to be vigilant of their surroundings when venturing outdoors. It's especially important to be mindful of insects that can cause harmful allergic reactions and infections including wasps, yellow jackets, bees and ticks.

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Vision Care for Pediatric and Special Needs Patients

A common saying is to “try to see the world through the eyes of a child.” Children have the amazing ability to show authenticity, vulnerability, laughter, tears, and adaptability in almost any situation. They also experience a great deal of development in both vision and cognitive skills from year to year.