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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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How to select an OBGYN

UTMB OBGYNs Dr. Joyce Muruthi & Dr. Kimberlyn Robinson share their tips for choosing an OBGYN. Their patient, Taylor Thurstonson, joined the chat to share her story.

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Making Waves with Medicine

UTMB Health partners with Carnival Cruise Lines to provide the expertise of UTMB doctors via phone call or video chat when specialized care is needed at sea.

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: Treating Oral, Head and Neck Cancers

The physicians in UTMB Health’s Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provide expertise that extends beyond impacted wisdom teeth and dental implants—they treat patients with head, neck and mouth cancers, injuries due to facial trauma and a wide array of other surgical needs related to the face and mouth.

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Covid Vaccine and Kids 5+

Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez Lien shares what parents need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine and the 5+ population.

We get it to help #fightflu/ National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 5-11

5 Myths About the Flu Vaccine

This week (Dec. 5-11) is National Influenza Vaccination Week, which is an annual observance to remind everyone six months of age and older to get their annual flu vaccine. We hear many myths about the flu vaccine, and we’re here to bust them.

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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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Alleviating Shoulder and Elbow Pain

If you’re experiencing severe shoulder or elbow pain, there are several nonsurgical treatments available as well as surgical techniques with a successful track record.

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Breaking the Stigma of Alzheimer’s

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Together, we can wipe away the stigma and improve the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

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Get the Flu Shot and Fight Flu

It’s that time of year again—flu season. Getting the annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu.

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Navigating Your First Gynecology Visit

UTMB Health providers know how intimidating it can be to see a gynecologist for the first time, so they set aside a specific time each week to meet with pre-teens, teens & young adults to ensure their needs are met.

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Tips for Living Heart-Healthy

September is Eat Smart Month, Cholesterol Education Month and Childhood Obesity Month; World Heart Day is also celebrated on Sept. 29 – so now is a great time to start your journey toward heart-healthy living.

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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.