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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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Medical advice for common summer scenarios

From firework burns to jellyfish stings, Dr. Urvashi Barua-Nath, medical director with the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Department at the UTMB Health Clear Lake Campus shared how to respond in these situations during a recent interview with Houston Moms.

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Campfire Safety: Cool the Coals

Learn about campfire safety prevention, facts, and what you should do if a burn injury occurs

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Leave the Show to the Pros

Fireworks can cause life changing injuries. Learn the dos and don't to keep you and your family safe.

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Cooking Safety for all

Cooking is the number one cause of home fires. Have a plan before you turn on the heat.

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Vaping Safety

Vaping dos and don'ts for burn injury prevention

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Avoid a Contact Burn

Prevention, tips and facts to keep the entire family safe around hot surfaces

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Non-Fire Cooking Burns

Most burns associated with cooking in 2013-2017 were caused by contact with a hot object or liquid rather than by fire or flame. Read some tips to prevent burn injuries.