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Avoiding sports-related heat injuries

Signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses include nausea, fatigue, headaches and muscle cramps. Staying hydrated, taking breaks and seeking shade are just some ways to beat the heat and stay healthy.

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Staying safe in the sun

When shopping for sunscreen, Dr. Raimer-Goodman urges individuals to consider broad-spectrum options that are free of oxybenzone.

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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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Healthy summer snacks

When snacking this summer, consider nutrient dense options like veggies and hummus, fruit and Greek yogurt or homemade smoothies.

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Top tips for safe swimming this summer

In an effort to diminish the number of drownings recorded each year, UTMB Health providers like Laura Ellender passionately share tips on how to keep children safe when swimming.

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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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Menopause, hysterectomies and more

From mood swings to body composition, hormones impact a lot of things as women age, and Dr. Lucy Villarreal helps explain the science behind it all.

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Cardiac Arrest - What you need to know

In the wake of the cardiac arrest episode experienced by NFL player Damar Hamlin, UTMB pediatric cardiologist Dr. Ashraf Aly took some time out to visit with our friends at Houston Moms to answer some important questions surrounding the heart and how it works.

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Staying safe this holiday season

During a recent chat with Meagan Clanahan of Houston Moms, Dr. Bindi Naik-Mathuria covered some common seasonal safety tips to help everyone have a happy, healthy, uneventful holiday season.

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Ear tubes - what parents need to know

Dr. Yusif Hajiyev, UTMB Health pediatric ENT, recently sat down with Meagan Clanahan of Houston Moms to discuss ear tubes in children. From what conditions might prompt the need for tubes to the rules for swimming and bathing after the procedure.

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Halloween Safety

Children need glow sticks, reflectors, or flashlights to keep them safe from cars while collecting candy.

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Closing the loop on breast cancer

UTMB Health nurse practitioner Jill Resendez helps patients close the loop on breast cancer, one strategically placed tattoo at a time. She and her former patient Tina Herring joined Meagan Clanahan of Houston Moms for a recent chat where Herring shared her personal story and how reconstruction helped in her healing process as a cancer survivor.

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Nipple tattoos bring patients closure, help them feel whole

To help bring closure to the journey breast cancer patients have undergone while fighting for their lives, nurse practitioner Jill Resendez offers nipple and areola tattooing services for those who opt for reconstructive surgery.

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Declining Vaccine Rates

UTMB pediatrician Dr. Lauren Raimer-Goodman addressed the public health concerns that are surfacing as a result of declining vaccination rates.

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Mommy Makeovers 101

UTMB experts Dr. Kathleen Kroger and Dr. Linda Phillips discuss all the surgical and non-surgical options for moms looking to have some cosmetic work done.

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Pediatric Eye Care 101

UTMB Health’s Dr. Ashton Ehlers gives Meagan an overview of pediatric eye care-what to know, current guidelines, when to see a specialist and more.

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Puberty, Adolescence & Birth Control, oh my!

UTMB experts Dr. Emily Calasanz and Dr. Beth Auslander share their tips on navigating the uncomfortable and unfamiliar waters of puberty with our kids.

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Seasonal Allergies 101

Board-certified allergy expert Dr. Jennifer McCracken joined Meagan Clanahan of the Houston Moms Blog to discuss helpful tips and tricks about seasonal allergies.

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Potty Training 101

From best practices to how to know when it’s time to involve a specialist, this discussion with Dr. Hannah O’Donohoe covered all things potty training.