COVID-19 has changed many things in our region. But it hasn’t changed UTMB Health’s commitment to serving you and your family. The same health care providers who see you in our clinics are offering televisits for urgent and routine care. To schedule call (800) 917-8906, day or night. We will schedule a televisit with your provider—or, if you need to be seen in-person—we will direct you to the best UTMB Health location for your care. Please go to a clinic only if you have been advised to do so. These temporary changes will help contain the spread of COVID-19 and keep you, your family and our team safer. (En español)
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    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    April 1, 2020, 17:13 PM by Patricia Beach, MD
    During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we recommit to giving every child a chance to succeed and to ensuring that every child grows up in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment that is free from abuse and neglect. Many parents are out of work or working at home, sharing space with their children who need and deserve their attention. Although each situation is different, here is some guidance that may help. Stay healthy, and let's make great childhoodhoods happen.

Keeping Kids Healthy

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    How Do “Cold” Viruses Spread?

    April 2, 2020, 10:37 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson
    Bill Bryson’s book, The Body, has an interesting discussion about microbes, including cold viruses. At first, we thought all viruses caused disease, but we now know that of the hundreds of thousands of viruses reasonably supposed to exist. Viruses have survived for hundreds of millions of years. The most common of these viruses is the common cold. Washing your hands is critical to preventing the spread of the common cold. Learn more about this virus in this week’s Keeping Kids Healthy.

Community Highlights

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    Homebound with the kids?

    March 26, 2020, 14:51 PM by UTMB Pediatrics
    Millions of families are home bound with children that are out of classrooms. Here are some things parents can do to encourage learning from home. Keep checking for updates to the list. Want to share a resource, email us at utmbpedi@utmb.edu.


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    COVID-19 UTMB Health & Galveston County Resources

    March 27, 2020, 16:14 PM by Department of Pediatrics
    The Galveston County Community Resource Coordination Group is circulating a very extensive list of resources available to the Galveston County Community. UTMB Health has developed a website as a resource dedicated to sharing accurate information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). FIND LINKS here.

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