• Health History

    Seven tips for a better family health history

    November 20, 2017, 11:15 AM by Dr. Michael Thanh Nguyen, assistant professor of Internal Medicine and medical director of Internal Medicine at the UTMB Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic
    As you attend family gatherings this holiday season, don’t just ask your loved ones to pass the turkey. Ask them about their health history. It’s the perfect time to gather important information that you and your doctors can use to create a plan for preventing disease.
  • Sports Injury

    Top 6 sports injury prevention tips

    October 24, 2017, 17:22 PM by Dr. Jeremy S. Somerson, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
    Whether you’re playing sports for fun or as a competitive athlete, don’t let sports-related injuries keep you on the sidelines this fall. The most common types of injuries are sprains, strains and stress fractures due to overuse. The following tips can help prevent injuries no matter what sport you play.
  • Happy Face

    Tips for self-care and recovery post-disaster

    October 2, 2017, 11:54 AM by Dr. Jeff Temple, Dr. Sara Nowakowski, and Lauren Scott, MSW, Behavioral Health and Research Department of Ob/Gyn
    Self-care is critical to coping in the aftermath and recovery of a disaster. Even with the (short) notice of an impending hurricane versus other natural disasters, the storm impacts are often unexpected, sudden and overwhelming. Knowing the common reactions and responses, how to cope and how to support each other can help us on a path to recovery.
  • SuicidePreventionTips

    Know the signs: Suicide warning signs and prevention tips

    August 18, 2017, 05:53 AM by Dr. Jeff Temple and Lauren Scott, MSW, Behavioral Health and Research Department of Ob/Gyn
    While shows like the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” have been criticized for glamorizing or romanticizing suicide, they have also stirred important conversations about suicide and depression among teens. The fact that about half a million teens every year have thoughts of suicide means that we should be talking about it more.
  • Sunface

    Top tips for a healthy summer

    July 17, 2017, 09:21 AM by Blair H. Brown, registered dietitian nutritionist, UTMB Health Texas Transplant Center
    Summer is officially here! For many, the summer months mean vacations, swimming pools and outdoor barbecues. Follow these helpful tips to keep your health in mind while having fun in the sun.
  • Mosquito

    Top tips to protect yourself from the Zika virus

    June 20, 2017, 06:13 AM by Scott Weaver, PhD, director of the UTMB Institute for Human Infections and Immunity and scientific director of the Galveston National Laboratory; and Dr. George Saade, professor and division chief of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine at UTMB
    As Texas weather heats up for the summer, mosquitoes that carry Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses become more active and abundant.
  • Emergency Prep Tips

    Are you ready? Emergency prep made simple

    May 22, 2017, 07:55 AM by Mike Mastrangelo, program director, Institutional Preparedness
    Hurricane season starts on June 1, but emergencies can come in many forms and in any location year-round—2016 floods and the John Sealy Hospital fire are just two reminders of that fact. Take the following actions now, before an emergency affects your work site or home, to ensure you are prepared.
  • Lifelong learner

    Top 10 characteristics of a lifelong learner

    April 20, 2017, 12:48 PM by Faith Robin, senior talent and organizational development consultant at UTMB
    Lifelong learning blends formal education with continual professional and personal development. The following tips can help you stay connected, stay motivated and identify new ways to grow and develop.
  • Urgent Care Clinic

    Urgent Care or ER? A guide to the right care in the right place

    March 16, 2017, 10:01 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    A guide to the right care in the right place.
  • Professionalism Tips

    Top 10 ways to show respect in the workplace

    February 17, 2017, 16:06 PM by UTMB Professionalism Committee
    A respectful work environment boosts employee morale and creates a more positive, productive workplace. Make professionalism a habit and demonstrate respect with these simple, yet powerful actions.
  • Happy good

    Achieving Best Care starts with you: Top tips for practicing self-care

    January 19, 2017, 17:30 PM by Donna Sollenberger, executive vice president and chief executive officer, UTMB Health System
    As we begin the new year in a positive manner and navigate the challenges we encounter along the road to achieving Best Care, it is important to remember that in addition to being positive with others and maintaining a focused and optimistic outlook, we also need to take care of ourselves. No one can go on endlessly doing for others without also recharging their own batteries. Follow these simple tips every day to feel re-energized.
  • Onlinesafetyguy

    Top tips for safe online holiday shopping

    December 20, 2016, 14:15 PM by Bob Shaffer, director, UTMB’s Office of Information Security
    As you make holiday purchases online, remember to think before you connect. With the uptick in website traffic, the holiday season is the perfect time for attackers to target online shopping sites and steal personal information for the purpose of identity theft and financial fraud. Follow these simple tips to keep your season merry and reduce the risk of becoming a cybercrime victim.
  • Santasnack

    Top tips for holiday food safety

    November 21, 2016, 07:50 AM by Bill Anchondo, executive chef, UTMB Food and Nutrition Services
    ‘Tis the season for parties and family gatherings where food is served—but the merry festivities can quickly turn south if the food makes you or others sick. Make sure you serve a safe and healthy holiday meal by keeping the following tips in mind...
  • Health Communication

    Top tips for communicating with your health care team

    October 19, 2016, 10:10 AM by Savannah Parks, UTMB Health Resource Center
    The following tips can help improve communication with your health care team—and ultimately help you take charge of your own health by becoming a better informed, more engaged patient.
  • Ergonomics

    Top tips for staying comfortable at work

    September 22, 2016, 11:01 AM by Lela Lockett-Ware, certified ergonomics assessment specialist and institutional ADA officer
    Whether you sit or stand, have a desk job or provide patient care, a comfortable workspace can help you feel your best. Following some of these ergonomic tips will help to decrease fatigue, discomfort and physical stress while increasing comfort and productivity.
  • SweatySun

    Top tips to beat the heat

    August 17, 2016, 13:52 PM by Dr. Patricia Beach, professor of Pediatrics and director of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics
    Wear lightweight clothing. Lightweight, loose-fitting clothing will help sweat evaporate easily and keep you cooler in hot, humid climates. Look for shirts and pants with a tight weave and avoid dark colors, which can absorb heat. Top it off with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses that protect against UVA and UVB spectrum light.
  • Summer Safety

    Beach Safety Tips

    July 21, 2016, 08:24 AM by Dr. Madiha Khan, assistant professor, Department of Family Medicine
    Few things scream “summer” more than soaking up some rays while enjoying a salt water breeze and sand between your toes. But it’s important to make sure a relaxing beach weekend stays injury-free. Follow these tips to help keep your summer beach trips as safe as possible.
  • Sleepyguy

    10 tips for a good night's sleep

    June 21, 2016, 14:41 PM by Thomas Speer, PhD, D, ABSM, Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
    Not sleeping as well as you’d like? Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of life. Check out these 10 tips forgetting the sleep of your dreams.
  • Pelicthlete

    7 Tips to get moving in may!

    May 17, 2016, 09:55 AM by Chad Davenport, UTMB Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
    May is national Physical Fitness and Sports Month and a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active. The tips below can help people of all ages and body types not only get fit, but also reduce stress, lose weight and gain energy!
  • RecyclingTips

    Eight ways to live a greener life

    April 20, 2016, 09:23 AM by Ken Steblein, UTMB recycling coordinator
    Earth Day 2016 is April 22. Lessen your impact on the environment with these eight tips.