Keeping the kiddos active this spring

What kinds of outdoor activities are there, and how do we combat allergies while we participate? By Barrett White From February until early in the summer, trees, flowers, and grasses begin to release pollen into the air. Pollen becomes the biggest allergy trigger during the springtime. “The type of allergy we see mostly is allergic …

How much caffeine is too much caffeine?

Most of us love a good cup of coffee to start the day. Then maybe another when we get to work. Another in the afternoon slump. How much is too much? By Barrett White According to Dr. Vandana Shrikanth, up to four cups a day can be appropriate for the average adult, though body types …

New Year, New Nails!

by Ashley Guidry Strong nails are a sign of good health. But what steps can we take to ensure we maintain our nail health? Drink water: This is a given since water is vital to our health as a whole. It helps to retain moisture and stay strong. Without moisture, your nails can become brittle …

Why Finishing Your Antibiotics Is Crucial

Just because your symptoms stopped doesn’t mean you should stop taking the medication. By Barrett White Antibiotics are medications utilized to treat bacterial infections by either killing the bacteria or keeping it from reproducing. However, we contain numerous bacteria throughout our bodies and different bacteria are sensitive to different antibacterial drugs.   Antibiotics are a medicine …

Take care of your mental health by making a spa out of your bathroom – on a budget

While we work through falling temperatures, holiday fatigue, and the stress of budgeting, we can still relax and reset our mindset. By Barrett White Holiday fatigue is real. While we can make changes in our lives to make the holidays less stressful for ourselves – like sticking to boundaries with difficult family and friends, setting …

Sitting at a desk or on your feet all day? Here are four things you can do for your back.

By Barrett White Many people spend hours at a time on their feet or seated at a desk every day. Over time, either can cause back pain if your posture isn’t very good, or if you have an underlying health condition. Both standing for long hours and sitting at a desk with poor posture can …

Arthritis flaring up? Here are a few ways to soothe it when the temperature drops.

Arthritis Relief Houston TX

By Barrett White Like oil in the moving parts of a machine, our joints are lubricated by a substance called synovial fluid. As the temperatures drop in the winter months, that fluid can become less like lubricating oil and more like molasses.  While cold weather can’t cause arthritis, it can make the symptoms more unbearable. …

December 1 is World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day Houston TX

Join us this evening, December 1, at South Beach, 810 Pacific Street, to honor the observance. By Barrett White The HIV epidemic has been present in Houston for 41 years now. More than a million Americans are living with HIV, and about 10% don’t even know they’re positive. According to the most recent available data …

That ringing in your ear? It might be earwax.

Tinnitus Houston TX

By Barrett White Have you ever been home alone with the TV off, no music playing, but for some reason you hear that high-pitched ring? Most people have experienced “ringing in their ears” at some point: It’s not an external noise like a phone, television, or radio; and other people can’t hear it. It’s right …

This is Transgender Awareness Week

We mourn today as we witness another senseless act of violence on the LGBTQ+ community. Our hearts are with the families and loved ones of the five people whose lives were senselessly taken, and the eighteen others who were injured in a shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. Today is a day to remember …