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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What’s Going Around? Pediatrician Shares Top Three Illnesses Affecting Kids This Season

By Rhiannon Collette Fall is in the air and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but holiday cheer isn’t the only thing spreading right now. ‘Tis the season for colds and germs. As runny noses and coughs begin to make their rounds in schools and daycares, Dr. Claire McGhee, a pediatrician with Blue Fish Pediatrics, in [Continue Reading]

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When Spooky Symptoms Strike, ‘Witch’ Facility Should You Choose?

By Lindsey Klingensmith When you are in the throes of an eerie illness or ghoulish injury, it can be difficult to decide where to go for care, especially when your regular doctor’s office is closed. Choosing the right venue might seem scary, but don’t fear. We’ll take the dread out of the tough question – when [Continue Reading]

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