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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

image used as part of the Daily News Think Pink special section sponsored by UTMB Health featuring Dr. Colleen Silva with a patient reviewing mammogram results

Step up to the plate

Unsure of what to expect during your first mammogram? Read this first-person account from a woman who has been there before.

Image of Tammi Moran - breast cancer survivor recently featured in the Think Pink special section of the Daily News which is sponsored by UTMB Health

'I'm too young to have cancer'

After ignoring a lump in her breast that inevitably led to a double mastectomy, Tammi Moran is no longer pushing the snooze button on her health.

Image of Kimberly Branum - a breast cancer patient and survivor featured in the Think Pink special section of the Galveston County Daily News. UTMB Health sponsors the special section.

'Not once did I think I would die from this'

Kimberly Branum, a breast cancer survivor and breast reconstruction patient shares her philosophy that it's essential to expect the good when you're fighting for your life.

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Patience is key to keeping peace

UTMB Police share some of the ways they work to keep facilities safe and secure during recent Community Impact story.

UTMB Health employees celebrating Bra Day

UTMB Health BRA Day events

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) will honor breast cancer survivors for National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day on Wednesday, October 19th with events at our Galveston, Clear Lake and League City Campuses. Click for the full schedule of events.

Blake Northrop holding a redfish

Avoid flesh-eating bacteria, but keep saltwater fishing

As medical students who like to fish, one of our favorite pastimes is trying our own luck in the Galveston waters when we aren’t busy hitting the books or working in the hospital. Fish these waters long enough, chances are you might hear the term “flesh-eating bacteria” tossed around by fellow fishermen.

Health and wellness with UTMB Health and Houston Moms

Declining Vaccine Rates

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

Health and wellness with UTMB Health and Houston Moms

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.

Health and wellness with UTMB Health and Houston Moms

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.

Health and wellness with UTMB Health and Houston Moms

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.

doctor with young child in hospital

Preparing your child for surgery

Planning a surgery for your child can be stressful and exhausting but being prepared ahead of time will help both your child as a patient and you as the caregiver.