Health Blog

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

Meet Dr. Joyce Muruthi

Learn more about Dr. Joyce Muruthi, an Obstetrics & Gynecology provider at UTMB Health Women's HealthCare clinic in Friendswood.

Complex Collaboration Yields New Quality of Life for Patient

Three days before Rebecca Tipton’s scheduled surgery, she had a moment of worry, concerned that the meticulous plan her doctors developed to treat her urinary incontinence would not be successful. A longtime patient of UTMB Health, Tipton knew her case was more complicated than most.

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A Comprehensive Approach to Hernias

Abdominal wall hernias, including groin hernias, can come in a wide array of shapes and forms. Some develop primarily from wear and tear of the abdominal wall, whereas others may develop at the incisions from prior surgeries. They do share one thing in common - they are all mechanical defects of the abdominal wall musculature with the tendency to progress with time.

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What Patients and their Doctors Need to Know About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is another term for “seizure disorders.” Seizures are caused by disruption of electronic communications between neurons. One in 26 people in the U.S. will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives. It is not contagious, is not a psychiatric illness and is not a developmental disability.

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What to know about pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccines

Much more is known about COVID-19 and pregnancy now that we’re a year into the pandemic. Fortunately, in the majority of cases, SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy turns out well. COVID-19 can be worsened, however, by the extra work of breathing and stress on the heart that occur with pregnancy.

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