Less Than Two Weeks to Marathon: You Should be Tapering

By Drew Munhausen The last thing a runner wants to be told less than two weeks before a marathon? Slow down. For those unexperienced with marathon training, slowing down right before the big race might seem a bit contradictory. However, experts say that’s what runners should be doing if they plan on running the 2019 Chevron [Continue Reading]

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What Every Parent Should Know About the Teen Vaping Epidemic

By Monica Kalra, DO After decades of work by advocates to curtail youth smoking rates, children are once again getting hooked on nicotine, posing serious risks to their developing brains. Vaping has become an epidemic among America’s teens, with one in every five high school students reporting electronic cigarette use in 2018. This is a [Continue Reading]

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What You Need to Know as RSV Season Peaks

By Evan Koch What first appears as the common cold may be a sign of something more serious for infants, young children and older adults, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Common cold symptoms like a runny nose, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, fever and irritability are also the first symptoms of [Continue Reading]

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Move More, Sit Less: New Exercise Guidelines for 2019

By Drew Munhausen If you’re still solidifying your resolutions for 2019, you may want to consider this simple one: move more, sit less. New exercise recommendations were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association – the first time the Physical Activities Guidelines for Americans have been updated since 2008. The new changes aren’t [Continue Reading]

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This Black Friday, Fill Your Cart with These Doctor-Approved Healthcare Essentials.

By Rhiannon Collette Planning on hitting the shops today to score some sweet Black Friday deals? While health and wellness products may not necessarily top your wish list, the busiest shopping day of the year is the perfect time to stock up on deeply discounted essentials to keep your family well. Along with the typical gifts that [Continue Reading]

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Parents are Hoarding Leftover Antibiotics. That’s a Problem.

By Rhiannon Collette In a recent survey, nearly half of parents reported holding on to leftover antibiotics after completing a course of treatment and often distributing the medications to other sick members of their household without consulting a doctor first. That can be hugely problematic for many reasons, according to Dr. Michael Chang, UTHealth pediatric infectious diseases [Continue Reading]

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