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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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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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Hand Hygiene 101: Preventing Disease

National Handwashing Awareness Week (Dec. 1-7) serves as an annual reminder to practice proper hand hygiene to curb the spread of disease.

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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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Breast Cancer: A survivor's story

Dr. Colleen Silva and one of her patients Tammi Moran join Meagan to talk all things Breast Cancer.

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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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Breathe Easy: Keeping Our Lungs Healthy

October is Healthy Lung Month, and November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month – a perfect time to prioritize our lung health.

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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.

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Adolescent Gynecology 101

UTMB OBGYN's Dr. Parin Patel and Dr. Joyce Muruthi join Meagan Clanahan of the Houston Moms Blog to discuss the ins and outs of adolescent gynecology.

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Alzheimer's Caregiver Resources

A list of resources to support caregivers for people affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

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Quality care, with a look to match

Situated across Texas, UTMB’s Regional Mother and Child Health Program clinics are being refreshed and enhanced with new décor, signs and more.

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Finding Relief with a Pelvic Floor Disorder

Treatments for pelvic floor disorders are wide-ranging. Dr. Elisha Jackson discusses how urogynecologists, like herself, are well-equipped to perform a full spectrum of treatments.