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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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Nurses take action by advocating for maternal mental health awareness

Clinicians at UTMB Health are working to shine light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorder, to help moms understand the feelings they may encounter throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period.

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Advocating for your child's health

Highlighting the collaborative efforts of the UTMB Health Pediatric Nephrology team, Jessica Lewis shares how working with the care team and advocating for her son led to a solid diagnosis & treatment plan for his chronic kidney disorder.

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Heart health during & after pregnancy: What women need to know

Cardiologist Dr. Danielle El Haddad is at the helm of UTMB Health's new cardio-obstetrics program. In this interview she shares more about the program's history, who may qualify for this care and why it's important.

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What Women Need to Know About Heart Disease

The UTMB Cardiology team is committed to combating heart disease, which remains the number-one killer in women ahead of all cancers combined – including breast and ovarian cancers. To increase awareness, Cardiology lead Dr. Hani Jneid and three female clinicians shared their insights on the matter.

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How UTMB Health is combating the rising cardiovascular maternal mortality rate

As the rate of heart-disease related deaths continues to rise for pregnant and postpartum mothers and women during childbirth, cardiologist Dr. Danielle El Haddad is laying the foundation for a cardio-obstetrics program to care for at-risk patients.

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Cervical cancer 101 with Houston Moms

From screening measures to treatment options and prevention methods, Dr. Marisol Carpio-Solis shared everything she knows about cervical cancer during a recent conversation with our partners with Houston Moms.

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Follow these tips for a healthy 2024

During an interview with Houston Life, Dr. Carlos Dostal shares tips for how to have a healthy 2024.

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Breast self awareness and screenings

From defining breast self awareness to discussing screening mammography guidelines, UTMB Health experts share the latest information to ensure women know what to do to stay on top of their breast health.

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Learning to trust the process

Facing her second battle with breast cancer, Matilda Pettis is thankful to have the UTMB Breast Health team by her side through her journey.

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Navigating breast cancer care: UTMB's comprehensive approach

At UTMB Health, breast cancer patients find not just treatment but a comprehensive care experience where patients can connect with their surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and plastic surgeon all in one convenient location, often within a single day.

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UTMB heals patient; gains a grateful team member

Nearly two years after a head-on collision forced her to learn how to walk again, Tara Williams is able to help other UTMB patients as a patient service specialist in Angleton. “I’m so grateful to be here with UTMB,”

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Sense of community comforted new mom

When a lifelong UTMB patient with a rare genetic condition found out she was pregnant, she knew exactly where to go to get the care she could trust for her and her daughter-on-the-way. Nearly two years later, both mom and daughter continue to see UTMB Health specialists and they are healthy and thriving.

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Navigating the stress of big transitions at school

From the first day of kindergarten through departing for college, school is filled with lots of big “firsts” that sometimes bring about big changes. To help parents, guardians and children successfully navigate their feelings surrounding the many unknowns they'll encounter, UTMB Health psychologists offer guidance, support and tips.

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PCOS—a complicated but common, treatable condition

Affecting 6% to 12% (as many as 5 million) of U.S. women of reproductive age, polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders.

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Mental health and moms - a candid discussion

In honor of Women's Health Month and Mother's Day two UTMB experts, who happen to also be moms, participated in a panel discussion with our partners with Houston Moms to discuss perceived stress, finding balance and mental health.

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Deep Brain Stimulation changes life for woman with tremors

Reba Smith-Weeden has a condition called essential tremor that prevented her from carving the Thanksgiving turkey or enjoying a cup of coffee. But thanks to the UTMB Health Neurosciences team and Deep Brain Stimulation the shaking has stopped.