Tashika Varma

Tashika Varma

Preventing ACL Tears in Young Athletes

It happens in a split second, the result of a direct blow to a planted foot, a sharp directional change to juke a defender, a sudden stop, or an awkward landing that hyperextends the knee. Although the “how” varies, most athletes are universal in describing what happens when they injure their anterior cruciate ligament, or [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Traveling Soon? Here’s What You Should Know About the Zika Virus.

The Zika virus continues to make headlines as it spreads through Latin America and the Caribbean. The Zika virus has been linked to illness, temporary paralysis and birth defects.   Dr. Luis Ostrosky, infectious disease expert with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, answered our questions about the Zika virus and how [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Tashika Varma

Under 45? What You Need to Know About Stroke.

Did you know the incidence of strokes in people under the age of 45 has increased by as much as 53 percent since the 1990s?  It’s true. Unfortunately,  75 percent of Americans 45 and under don’t know the signs and symptoms of stroke, according to a new national survey. For many people, stroke symptoms are [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma