In order to create a COVID-19 safe bubble for the holiday season, families will need to have prepared weeks in advance.
Children’s Health Stories
- Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery
- Children's Health Stories
- Coronavirus Español
- COVID-19 Patient Resources
- Ear, Nose, and Throat Stories
- Heart Care
- In the Media
- In the Media Español
- Patient Stories
- Pediatric Surgery
- UTHealth COVID-19 Research
- UTHealth Research
- Women's Health Stories
Battling COVID-19 during cold and flu season
While we have been safeguarding ourselves from the COVID-19 pandemic for months now, we also need to prepare ourselves for cold and flu season.
Flu cases down as coronavirus cases spike
Flu activity has been low this year, but experts warn we cannot let our guard down, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spike locally and across the country.
Safety tips for cold weather
Safety tips on what you can do to protect yourself and others while trying to stay warm during cold weather.
This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for nurses
It's the Year of the Nurse and it's a prime time to express our thanks to the men and women who devote their daily lives to caring for others.
Five tips to keep your children safe
In honor of National Injury Prevention Day, UT Physicians pediatrician highlights the top five tips for child safety.
UT Physicians Multispecialty – International District hosts food drive
To help patients dealing with food insecurity during the pandemic, UT Physicians and the American Heart Association collaborated to host a food drive.
Flu shot clinic a success at UT Physicians Multispecialty – The Heights
On Saturday, Oct. 24, over 60 vaccines were administered at the pop-up flu shot clinic hosted at UT Physicians Multispecialty - The Heights.
Decoding different colors on Halloween
Learn more about the meaning behind different colored pumpkins and candy buckets you may see out and about this Halloween.
Resetting the body clock from daylight saving time
Some people will have difficulty adjusting when we turn our clocks back one hour on Nov. 1st. An expert provides some tips on how to cope with the yearly change.
Daughter’s diagnosis leads mom to become a spina bifida champion
Before she was born, Ruby was diagnosed with myelomeningocele, a severe form of spina bifida in which a small fluid sac grows on the spine. A multidisciplinary team of specialists at UT Physicians is working together to provide the expert care she needs to lead a full life.
Healthy Halloween snacks to make with the family
Instead of reaching into the candy dish, try whipping up these healthy Halloween treats with your family this year.
Young boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy an inspiration to family
After an initial meeting with a new pediatrician, Sam Lujan was diagnosed with a rare condition - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
How to trick-or-treat safely during a pandemic
You may be wondering how Halloween will look this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. An expert provides some thoughts on how to keep children safe while letting them participate in the fun.
Prolonged electronics exposure may cause a strain on children’s eyes
Eye strain and other eye issues can develop in children as a result of overexposure to computers and tablets as part of virtual learning.
UT Physicians announces digital COVID-19 screening
UT Physicians is making screening for COVID-19 convenient and contactless through its new app available on both Apple and Android devices.
A PATH to progress: A program to help children with struggles
The PATH program is a unique day treatment program designed to meet the needs of children and adolescents with complex medical illnesses and behavioral challenges. With a lot of guidance and personalized support, Joshua completed the PATH program and built some meaningful relationships with peers.
Combating child weight gain during COVID-19
UT Physicians and UTHealth expert offers nutrition and exercise tips to minimize weight gain in children during the pandemic.
Managing your child’s diabetes during COVID-19
UT Physicians and UTHealth expert offers insight into the impact COVID-19 can have on children with diabetes and how to manage risks during the pandemic.
Staying safe in extreme heat
When temperatures reach triple digits, it’s important to understand what safety precautions you can take. Heat-related illness is a very common occurrence. Learn tips on how to stay cool and safe in extremely hot weather.
Students step up to help lead Vaccine Task Force
Students from McGovern Medical School are leading their own task force aimed at reducing missed well-child and vaccine appointments.
A family’s story of cleft care from infancy to childhood
Megan Harvey has been a patient of the Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Team at UT Physicians since her birth to treat her cleft lip and palate.
5-year-old rebounds after life-changing surgery
Edison Clinger can now focus his energy on school and playing "fireman," thanks to a successful surgery at UT Physicians to make his cerebral palsy more manageable.
Fireworks safety during COVID-19
Even though some fireworks shows are going virtual this year due to the need for social distancing, please keep in mind these safety tips from our experts.
Back on the field
After sustaining a traumatic brain injury on the baseball field, Jason Guidry is back to normal after help from UT Physicians.
McGovern Medical School students step up to relieve burdens for front line physicians
With the pandemic requiring a lot of time from front line workers, medical students have created a response team to help where they can.