Pediatric Care

  Any time your child becomes sick or injured, it can be scary. You may not know what to do. Should you take him or her to the doctor? Do they need to go to an urgent care, ER, or their pediatrician? If you have any question about your child’s health, you should call his…

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Is It Just Allergies or Covid-19?

Allergy season is typically a miserable time of year for allergy sufferers, but these days, things are a bit more complicated. That’s because of COVID-19, the respiratory virus that has many of the same symptoms as allergies. Now, every tickle in the throat or stuffy nose is a cause for concern: Is it just allergies…

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Painful Medical Conditions

Unfortunately, many painful medical conditions can also be the most difficult to diagnose. When you become accustomed to a certain level of pain, seeking treatment may seem inconvenient. If you’re unsure whether you’re experiencing temporary pain, or the symptoms of a medical condition, the best option is always to seek out professional advice. Here are…

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Antibiotics Are Not Always The Answer

    Antibiotic use is the leading cause of antibiotic resistance. Between one-third to one-half of antibiotic use in humans is either unnecessary or inappropriate. Approximately, 47 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are written in doctor’s offices, emergency rooms, and hospital-based clinics throughout the United States; making appropriate antibiotic prescribing a national priority. To combat antibiotic…

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Tips To Improve Your Sleep

Sleep is a biological necessity for life and health. Research shows that the hours we spend sleeping are not simply passive but incredibly important. During sleep, your body is busy fighting pathogens, removing toxins from the body, scavaging cancer cells, repairing damaged tissues, and forming vital memories that are essential for learning. In part, this…

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Migraines: Not Just A Common Headache

Migraines are a very painful and often debilitating form of headache. The exact cause of migraines is unknown, but they’re thought to be the result of abnormal brain activity temporarily affecting nerve signals, chemicals and blood vessels in the brain. About 1 in 10 people suffer from migraines- which are classified as a chronic neurological…

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Allergic Reactions

  Recognizing the first signs of a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) and taking immediate action with epinephrine (epipen) can be the difference between life and death. If you or a loved one, especially a child, has a severe allergic reaction, every second counts. Thankfully, most allergic reactions are relatively minor and do not require epinephrine.  These…

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What is Stress?

Stress is a normal human reaction that happens to everyone. In fact, the human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. When you experience changes or challenges (stressors), your body produces physical and mental responses. That’s stress. Stress responses help your body adjust to new situations. Stress can be positive, keeping us…

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4 Tips to “Outsmart” Diabetes

Did you know that nearly 84 million people in the United States are living with diabetes?  It’s becoming known as the new silent killer.  Many people don’t have symptoms until the condition is somewhat advanced. Here are some facts: Approximately, 1 out of 3 Americans have prediabetes 9 out of 10 of people with prediabetes…

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Heat-Related Illnesses…… How to keep Safe

How to prevent heat illness   Think of your ideal summer…. swimming, camping, hiking, and barbecues with friends and family likely come to mind. But while having fun in the sun, it’s important to protect yourself from the heat. This is especially true here in Central Texas where we routinely have a heat index greater…

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