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13 June

Legacy Connecting Fifth Ward Community with Care at June 15th Health Fest

Category: Adult Primary Care, Community Engagement, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics

Houston’s historic Fifth Ward neighborhood will be the hot spot for the upcoming Legacy Community Health Fest, an event that will focus on the importance of health care in this traditionally underserved community.  The free community-wide event features Keisha Nicole and the 97.9 The Box Team, and a special performance by the Atherton Elementary Drumline….

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Summer Heat english
12 June

Fun, Sun and the Heat: Protecting Your Kids this Summer

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd Hot weather and humid conditions can be hard on anybody, but they are especially tough for children.  Make sure to protect your kids from the heat as much as possible. Heat related illnesses happen when the body’s temperature gets too high.  Infants and children 4 years old and under are at greatest…

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Water Safety english
05 June

Summertime is water safety time

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd Summer time often means swim time for kids. The water brings a much-needed break from the heat, but it can also be a source of danger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the top cause of injury death in the United States among children ages 1 to…

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Pedi Vision English
29 May

Spotting vision issues in your child: it is not always clear

Category: Pediatrics, Vision Services

By Carolina Boyd Parents know to take their children to a doctor when they are ill or the dentist when they have a toothache; but it may be more difficult for them to know when it is time to see an eye doctor. Vision problems in kids are common. An estimated 10 percent of preschoolers…

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Food Allergies English
22 May

What to do if your child has a food allergy

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd Every three minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. Food allergies are one of the most common health conditions affecting children under the age of 17. According to the organization, Food Allergy Research and Education, one in thirteen children has some kind of food allergy. Food allergies are…

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Newborn warning signs
15 May

Signs to look for after bringing your newborn home

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics

Your newborn baby is going through many changes as he or she gets used to life in the outside world. This adjustment almost always goes well, but there are certain warning signs you should watch for with newborns. Those can include: Not urinating (this can be hard to tell, especially with disposable diapers) No bowel…

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08 April

Vaccine Before Vacation: Staying healthy this summer

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Public Health, Vaccination & Immunization

By Barrett White My family didn’t travel much when I was a child, we simply couldn’t afford it. But when we could afford a weekend adventure away from home, we would pile in the car and drive out to New Orleans, Dallas, Austin, or San Antonio. We never worried much about travel vaccinations, because these…

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04 April

Teen Week—Social Media: How to Handle Your Handle

Category: Pediatrics, Uncategorized

By Jessica Brown, MD, MPH Social Media: The two most transformative words of this century. I remember being in college in 2004 and being introduced to Facebook as the cool new thing to connect with people on other college campuses. You had to have a college email address to even make an account. Cut to…

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29 March

Summer’s Coming—Is Your Skin Ready?

Category: Adult Primary Care, Exercise, Pediatrics, Public Health

By Barrett White The temperature in Houston has been pushing 80 degrees the past couple of weekends and pollen is officially blanketing every outdoor flat surface in sight. Spring is here—but knowing Houston weather, this means summer is not far behind. As the sun-lovers emerge from their homes and make their way to the plethora…

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Pink Eye
28 March

Keeping an eye on Pink Eye

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Vision Services

By Carolina Boyd Pink eye is one of the most common childhood illnesses. Also known as conjunctivitis, it can affect adults, as well. Pink eye is an inflammation of the thin clear tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid, as well as the white part of the eyeball. The inflammation caused by this condition…

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