How Can Knowing Your BMI Save Your Life?

OK, you’ve vowed to lose weight. You’ve made promises to your doctor, your family, yourself.  That’s great. But how far should you go? Health experts use two forms of measurement to determine health risks associated with excess poundage.  One measurement is Body Mass Index or BMI. Keeping your BMI in a healthy range can reduce [Continue Reading]

Here’s to Safer New Year’s Celebrations

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate with friends and family, reflect back on a wonderful year and look forward to what’s to come. However, it’s important to make sure you stay safe while celebrating and that begins far before the clock strikes midnight. Dr. Samuel Prater, UTHealth emergency medicine physician and Medical Director [Continue Reading]

Diabetic-Friendly Holiday Recipes and Tips

If you or someone you know is diabetic, the holidays can be especially challenging with all the traveling, festivities and tempting desserts and other delicious foods. Traditional dishes served at holiday gatherings can be pleasing to the palate but present health conflicts with sometimes serious consequences for those with diabetes. We’ve gathered some helpful tips for [Continue Reading]

Holiday Eating Tips for Athletes

Holiday Eating Tips for Athletes Athletes of every age and skill level prepare for practices, training sessions, competitions and entire sports seasons. Eating season is no exception. Yes, eating season. More commonly known as the holiday season, the holiday eating season kicks off with Halloween candy and gets into full swing at Thanksgiving before barreling [Continue Reading]