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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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Summer media plans can help build healthy habits for the whole family

Once the novelty wears off and the boredom sets in, screentime habits can quickly become an issue for school-age children during breaks from the classroom. The American Academy of Pediatrics provides an interactive tool to help parents create a family media plan.

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Taking care of your pelvic floor

During an interview with Houston Life, two UTMB Health clinicians shared tips and insight on how to have a healthy pelvic floor.

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Shining a Light on Skin Cancer Risk & Prevention

The medical community shines a light on the damaging effects of sun exposure – namely, skin cancer, specifically calling on individuals to begin a lifelong habit of examining their skin for signs of skin cancer.

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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.

UTMB Professor Receives Prestigious NIH Prize

Dr. Ramkumar Menon, professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, was recently awarded a prestigious prize of $50,000 from the National Institutes of Health.

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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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Aneurysm survivor, family share kudos about UTMB Health neurologist

When Billy Plite had an aneurysm in 2019, UTMB Neurologist Dr. Hashem Shaltoni jumped in to action to save his life & helped ensure he made a full recovery. Today, Billy is happy & healthy & recently had the chance to honor Dr. Shaltoni for all he's done.

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There’s nothing benign about a brain injury

UTMB Health neurologist Dr. Brent Masel shares important information about both mild and severe brain injuries, including what to do if you or a loved one experience one and signs and symptoms there may be something more serious developing.

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Advances in pediatric robotic surgery

During this chat with Houston Moms, learn how Dr. Maria Carmen Mora is helping grow the pediatric robotic surgery program at UTMB Health and why the practice is so beneficial to patients.

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Five ways to keep your kidneys healthy

Did you know your kidneys filter all of your blood up to 25 times a day? UTMB Health kidney specialist Dr. Ann Kathleen Gamilla-Crudo shares five tips to keep these important organs healthy.

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Meet UTMB Health's newest pediatric surgeon, Dr. Carmen Mora

When a child undergoes surgery, what happens in the OR can potentially influence the trajectory of the child’s entire future. UTMB Health pediatric surgeon Dr. Maria Carmen Mora does not take for granted the weight of that privilege and responsibility.

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UTMB debuts new heart ablation technology

UTMB Health’s Clear Lake Campus Hospital is one of 10 locations in the United States to launch a new heart ablation procedure that provides a host of advantages over existing techniques used to treat atrial fibrillation and other electrophysiological issues.

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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.