• Integrative therapies can help improve hospice care

    One of the most common complaints at the end of life is pain, writes Dr. Samuel Mathis. While medication can help, acupuncture or acupressure can be very helpful without affecting an individual’s mentation. It can be difficult to find traveling acupuncturists, but acupressure is something that families can learn and perform themselves.

  • Olive oil: Tasty for cooking but also good for your health

    A new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology confirms something we all suspected: Olive oil is good for your health. Drs. Norbert Herzog and David Niesel discuss why. It is a mainstay of the Mediterranean diet, which has been touted for years for its health benefits. Other studies have demonstrated that this diet may be important in reducing the incidence of stroke and the onset of dementia.

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    Mommy Makeovers 101

    UTMB experts Dr. Kathleen Kroger and Dr. Linda Phillips discuss all the surgical and non-surgical options for moms looking to have some cosmetic work done.

  • What to know about young children and COVID vaccines

    After a long wait, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months to 5 years old. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended them for this age group regardless of whether they have had COVID-19. Drs. Megan Berman and Richard Rupp answer some common questions about the vaccines for young children in the Vaccine Smarts column.

  • Palliative and hospice care often are misunderstood

    Hospice is comfort care without curative intent. The patient no longer has curative options or has chosen not to pursue treatment because the side effects outweigh the benefits. Palliative care is comfort care with or without curative intent. Drs. Victor S. Sierpina and Rebecca Burke explain the differences.

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    Pediatric Eye Care 101

    UTMB Health’s Dr. Ashton Ehlers gives Meagan an overview of pediatric eye care-what to know, current guidelines, when to see a specialist and more.

  • Health and wellness with UTMB Health and Houston Moms

    Puberty, Adolescence & Birth Control, oh my!

    UTMB experts Dr. Emily Calasanz and Dr. Beth Auslander share their tips on navigating the uncomfortable and unfamiliar waters of puberty with our kids.

  • Don’t lose sleep over monkeypox

    Human cases regularly occur in Africa but what has caught the media’s attention is that cases are spreading worldwide. Considering COVID-19, this may seem worrisome but monkeypox is not worth losing sleep over. Drs. Megan Berman and Richard Rupp explain why.

  • Be careful around lawn mowers

    The American Academy of Pediatrics reports approximately 9,000 children a year are treated for lawn mower-related injuries. Many of these injuries occur in older children and teens. However, small children are at risk of injury also. Dr. Sally Robinson advises safety.