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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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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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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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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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.

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Myths about Atrial Fibrillation or ‘AFib’

Nearly 6 million people in the United States have atrial fibrillation. These rapid and irregular beats if left untreated over time can increase the risk for heart failure, stroke and death.

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6 Myths about Colonoscopies

If the thought of getting a colonoscopy makes you grimace, you're not alone. However, the procedure may not be as bad as you think -- and it could save your life.