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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.
Breast cancer patient discovers her inner strength
Angela "Angie" Rodriguez had no family history of breast cancer but knew time was of the essence in charting her course of treatment.
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.
UT Physicians nurse recognized at Salute to Nurses event
Catrina Hurman, registered nurse with UT Physicians, has been awarded the Top 15 nurses recognition at the Houston Chronicle's Salute to Nurses event.
Healthy game day snacking tips
Don't let your cravings for game day snacks sabotage the progress you've made toward your weight loss goals.
Houston man’s close call with colon cancer inspires wife to advocate for importance of screening
After her husband's surgery to remove a cancerous polyp, Brenda Sanders became an inspirational advocate for colon cancer screenings.
World Alzheimer’s Month sheds light on dementia
UT Physicians expert helps demystify Alzheimer's disease, its warning signs, and treatment options for high-risk individuals.
Evacuated dialysis patients have options for care
Patients undergoing dialysis treatments have options for care when relocating due to a natural disaster, like Hurricane Laura.
First Houston post-coronavirus clinic part of new UTHealth COVID-19 Center of Excellence
The UTHealth COVID-19 Center of Excellence will include the first post-COVID-19 clinic in Houston aimed at helping adults and children suffering from the aftereffects of the virus.
Placenta accreta month: Novel approach to life-threatening pregnancy condition allows woman to have “miracle child” after loss
Margarita Saavedra was 35 years old and 18 weeks pregnant with her second child when she fainted at the doctor’s office after receiving the news that she might need to have a hysterectomy to remove her uterus.
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.
Grandfather of 14 survives life-threatening aortic dissection
Lawrence Godfrey woke up one day and knew something wasn't right. Thankfully, doctors were able to quick diagnose and treat his aortic dissection.
One step at a time: Knee replacement surgeries allow patient to enjoy active lifestyle
After having two knee replacement surgeries during the pandemic, Marcia Gould can now get back to her active lifestyle.
Georgetown resident benefits from latest methods in surgery and telemedicine
Living hours away from the Texas Medical Center didn't stop Franz Schubert from connecting with his surgeon before his heart procedure.
When coronavirus and flu collide
Being vaccinated against the flu is important every flu season, but even more important now as we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sickle cell patient focuses on faith and family to manage disease
Sickle cell patient, Noami Wesson, has found self-care and focusing on her faith and family to be the best medicines for managing her disease.
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.
COVID-19 and obesity: How the pandemic has led to weight gain
UT Physicians experts explain why many may be experiencing weight gain issues during the pandemic and how to seek help for a healthier lifestyle.
Heart health may be taking a back seat to COVID-19
A diagnosis of heart disease is something that needs to be closely monitored, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
UT Physicians app available for download in online stores
UT Physicians premiers a new app to connect with patients online that is now available in your app store.
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.
24-hour nurse triage line an asset during hurricane season
Our 24-hour nurse triage line is available to all UT Physicians patients with medical questions all year long.
Vaccinations are key to a healthy school year
August's National Immunization Month may be winding down, but that doesn't mean parents shouldn't stay on top of their children's vaccinations.
Preparing for a hurricane in the middle of a pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, it's important to remember to prepare your household for hurricane season.