Pokemon Go: The newest culprit in distracted driving

What launched as a game to get people up off the couch and exploring the outdoors, Pokémon Go has come under scrutiny for its distracting nature. The streets have been filled with people of all ages glued to their phones while walking or driving all to find the coveted Pikachu. Samuel J Prater, M.D., medical [Continue Reading]

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How to childproof your home

Earlier this month The Clorox Company recalled 5.4 million bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Removers because they did not meet child-resistant closure requirements, posing an ingestion or inhalation risk. While it may not seem like it can happen to your family, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that “every day more than 300 [Continue Reading]

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Virtual Violence: What’s it doing to our kids?

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a timely policy on virtual violence and its effect on children. Media violence is growing and children are exposed to it now more than ever. With the ubiquitous presence of electronic devices in our lives, it is important for parents to be aware of what their children are [Continue Reading]

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Sunburn & Skin Cancer: What You Should Know

Despite the heat and humidity during the summer, most Houstonians find themselves at the pool, on the bike trails, at the beach or on the lake. While summertime is meant for outdoor activities, sunburns happen far too often. While some sunburns are treatable with at-home remedies, some are serious enough to seek immediate medical attention, [Continue Reading]

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Traveling Abroad Soon? Tips for a Healthy Trip

With summer in full swing, travel season is revving up. A Gallup poll found the majority of adult Americans schedule their vacations in the latter part of July. While many of the travelers who fall into this category plan to stay within the borders of the United States, a large number will travel internationally. Although [Continue Reading]

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