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October 25, 2016

It is almost ironic that the eve of celebrating the dead cherishes a food that causes the most health problems in the world.  Candy, whether it be the hard candy or chocolate variety, has sugar as the main ingredient.   Sugar is being more widely accepted as the contri...

October 11, 2016

Pumpkin carving is a tradition which dates back hundreds of years ago that originated in Ireland when turnips and potatoes were actually used as Jack-o’-lanterns.  Early Irish Americans transitioned to using pumpkins which turned into the classic Halloween tradition we...

September 28, 2016

A common misconception is that only elderly or immunocompromised people need the flu shot.  Of course, those at higher risk of infection and complications of infections would be high priority. However, certain strains of the flu virus, such as the Spanish influenza of...

September 20, 2016

Yeast tend to thrive in warm, moist environments and it is no surprise that yeast infections increase during the hot summer months in Texas.  Common areas include the armpits, groin, under breast tissue and on the feet.  Most cases of yeast or tinea resolve with time u...

September 6, 2016

The FDA recently ruled against the use of antibacterial soaps that include one or more of the 19 ingredients that were deemed unsafe and ineffective suggesting they have no added benefits as compared to regular soap and water and may increase the risk of bacterial resi...

August 30, 2016

Having a sore throat may be common but by no means is it a comfortable condition.  Causes of sore throat can range from allergies to cancer.  How do I know what I have and what can help me feel better?

Most common things are most common.  And living in Austin, alle...

August 23, 2016

Primary care can be found in pediatrics, internal medicine or family medicine.  Most primary care physicians (PCP's) will focus on prevention of chronic disease, cancer screening, health education, and treatment of ongoing and acute issues.

A common misconception a...

August 16, 2016

Our son had his first play-date at a local mall playground.  Even though the photos were memorable, the aftermath of the play-date did not come with such fond memories.  Within 12 -ours, our little guy was vomiting numerous times and ended up with days of soiled diaper...

August 2, 2016

Heat related conditions such as heat exhaustion, heat injury and heat stroke are common and have potentially deadly consequences.  Symptoms can range from mild dehydration and feeling faint to catastrophic heat stroke causing swelling around the brain and organ failure...

July 19, 2016

Sleep consumes approximately ⅓ of our lives. But this statistic only holds true if we are getting a full 8-hours of sleep each night.  What happens if you don’t get a full night’s rest?  How can you improve your sleep without having to take a pill every night?

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