March 2022

Why Is My Hair Falling Out? The Top Two Causes of Tumbling Tresses

By |2022-03-15T13:08:16-05:00March 14th, 2022|External Health, Physician Blog|

The Two Most Common Types of Hair Loss and What You Can Do to Stop the Shedding As anyone who’s ever unclogged a drain or freed a vacuum cleaner from ensnaring tangles of hair knows, hair falling out is sometimes normal. On average, most people lose 50-100 head hairs per day, strands that comprise the [...]

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February 2022

Why Is My Eye Twitching? Here Are 3 Possible Reasons for Your Eye Twitch

By |2022-03-15T13:14:55-05:00February 7th, 2022|External Health, Physician Blog|

You’re stressed, haven’t been getting enough sleep, and you’re trying to compensate with lots and lots of coffee. You’ve been working in front of a screen for entirely too long, and—to top it off—now your eye is twitching too. It seems like a cruel joke for your body to add an annoying eye twitch when [...]

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Donating Plasma: Your Common Questions Answered

By |2022-03-15T13:17:26-05:00February 1st, 2022|External Health, Physician Blog|

Why Donate, Getting Paid, Requirements, Disqualifications, and More!    Our bodies contain approximately 12 pints, or 1.2 to 1.5 gallons, of blood. Yes, you read that right. Not only that, but 8% to 10% of our bodies’ weight is dependent on the blood in our body.  Half of the blood content in our bodies is a [...]

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October 2021

A Look Into ADD and ADHD’s History

By |2022-03-15T15:52:26-05:00October 8th, 2021|External Health, Physician Blog|

What’s the difference between ADD and ADHD? What are the symptoms of ADHD? And what are the 3 types of ADHD?  You may have heard the terms Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) used interchangeably. Yes, ADD and ADHD are the same condition, however, a quick look into the history of the terms [...]

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September 2021

Let’s Talk About Therapy & Mental Health: Mental Health Day is October 10

By |2022-03-15T16:08:55-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Daily Living, External Health|

The two words “mental health” have been used at a higher rate since the COVID-19 lockdowns started to ramp up back in March 2020. Fast forward a year and a half later, and COVID-19 is still a lingering thought in our minds, if not at the forefront.  Going through a pandemic is no joke, nor [...]

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July 2021

Beat the Texan Heat: How to Stay Hydrated During Triple-Degree Weather

By |2022-03-16T10:48:13-05:00July 1st, 2021|Daily Living, External Health|

Simple ways to stay hydrated this summer & signs of dehydration you should look out for  Living in Texas has its perks: beautiful sunrises, scenic landscape views, and sunshine all year round. But let’s not forget a recurring wave (heat, that is) we’re faced with every year: triple-degree temperatures.  Although us Texans know how to [...]

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November 2020

Muscle Pains and Injuries in Cold Weather: 3 Questions Answered

By |2022-03-24T16:23:19-05:00November 9th, 2020|Daily Living, Emergency Medicine, External Health, Internal Health|

Ever notice that your back pain comes back as the cold weather starts creeping in? No, it’s not just your imagination. Cold weather is proven to increase the risk of muscle strains and tears. The drop in temperature might also seem to be accompanied by an uptick in migraines and arthritic pains. Let’s take a [...]

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October 2020

4 Plants for Healthy Skin

By |2022-03-25T10:59:44-05:00October 12th, 2020|Daily Living, External Health, Wellness & Nutrition|

Your skin deserves some extra tender loving care, especially when it's covered in a CDC-recommended mask (not to be confused with the face mask pictured above) on a daily basis. Most people know about aloe vera's healing and anti-aging benefits, but a few other plants help promote healthy skin, they just aren’t as well known.  [...]

September 2020

Torn Muscle? 4 Steps to Healing

By |2022-03-25T11:00:54-05:00September 25th, 2020|Daily Living, Emergency Medicine, External Health|

It’s wonderful that more people are staying active through sports and other vigorous activities like running 26-mile marathons. But overactivity or a misstep can easily lead to muscle injuries. If you’re feeling unusual muscle pain and think you may have a torn muscle, what can you do to treat it? What Does it Mean to [...]

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Outdoor and Indoor PE Ideas for the Home

By |2022-03-25T11:05:38-05:00September 21st, 2020|Children & Youth, Covid-19, Daily Living, External Health|

Now that it’s clear that school will be done remotely for many, parents and teachers will have to be creative in making sure that all educational needs are being met. While math, reading, science, and social studies can be done in the virtual classroom, physical education will need to be a bit more hands-on. The [...]

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