Health Blog

Welcome to the ongoing series of blog posts from UTMB Health focusing on key aspects of maintaining your health

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Finding Relief with a Pelvic Floor Disorder

Treatments for pelvic floor disorders are wide-ranging. Dr. Elisha Jackson discusses how urogynecologists, like herself, are well-equipped to perform a full spectrum of treatments.

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Myths about Atrial Fibrillation or ‘AFib’

Nearly 6 million people in the United States have atrial fibrillation. These rapid and irregular beats if left untreated over time can increase the risk for heart failure, stroke and death.

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6 Myths about Colonoscopies

If the thought of getting a colonoscopy makes you grimace, you're not alone. However, the procedure may not be as bad as you think -- and it could save your life.

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Sports Physicals - Know the facts

Dr. Namita Bhardwaj joined Meagan Clanahan of the Houston Moms Blog to discuss all things sports medicine--sports physicals, safety protocols and best practices during COVID and more.

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What is a Family Physician?

Family physicians deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, they also provide preventive care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunization and more.

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Back to School Wellness

Dr. Manuela Murray joined Meagan Clanahan of the Houston Moms Blog to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine, back-to-school well-checks and more.

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The best memories are made in person.

Approved for individuals 12 years of age and older, the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is now available at all UTMB Health primary care clinics—just in time for back to school check-ups and physicals.

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What is Hands Only CPR?

When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby.

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COVID-19 vaccine odds on favorite

We Americans are not good at calculating risk. Some feel that if something bad is going to happen, it will happen to them.

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Creepy Crawlies to Beware While Enjoying the Great Outdoors

UTMB's own Dr. Cleavon Covington, an assistant professor who specializes in pediatric allergy and immunology, urges everyone to be vigilant of their surroundings when venturing outdoors. It's especially important to be mindful of insects that can cause harmful allergic reactions and infections including wasps, yellow jackets, bees and ticks.