June 2019

Rip Currents in the Gulf of Mexico

By |2019-06-13T20:13:48-05:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Rip Current Awareness Week What makes Galveston special is its 32 miles of beautiful beaches. Like most beaches, there are rip currents in the Gulf of Mexico  that you might not be prepared for. Any beach with breaking waves can have rip currents, which increases your risk of drowning. In the U.S., over 100 people [...]

6 Steps to Promote Family Health & Fitness Day

By |2019-06-13T20:05:04-05:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Celebrate Family Health & Fitness Day in your community on the second Tuesday of June each year. This day allows community members to reinforce just how important parks and recreation centers are to community health. Hospitality Health ER encourages schools, businesses, healthcare facilities, and public agencies to take part. How? By getting active at their [...]

Father’s Day 2019: 7 Characteristics of the Modern Day Dad

By |2019-06-13T20:02:16-05:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

At Hospitality Health ER, we see parents doing everything they can to make their children feel better. While moms often get much of the credit for taking care of the kids, we see just as many dads getting involved and nursing their kids back to health. In fact, research shows that dads are playing a [...]

May 2019

Is Wine Safe to Drink During Pregnancy?

By |2019-05-14T15:20:03-05:00May 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Parents of today, do you remember wine being part of your parents’ everyday lives? Most of us will probably say “no.” But times have changed and wine has become a staple at get-togethers, lunches, dinner time, and even at work functions. And being that it has a lower alcohol content than liquor— not to mention [...]

Pre-Travel Vaccinations and Medical Consultation

By |2019-05-14T15:07:55-05:00May 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Global travel is on the rise, with about 1.1 billion people crossing an international border every year. This includes travel to the world’s most developed and least developed countries. No matter where you’re headed, it isn’t a bad idea to see a doctor before your trip. A doctor can help with everything from tips to [...]

Why Asparagus Makes Your Pee Smell and Other Fun Asparagus Facts

By |2019-05-14T14:48:30-05:00May 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Did you know that May is National Asparagus Month? Asparagus is an interesting vegetable for many reasons. First, you’d be surprised to know that it’s actually part of the Lily family. That’s right — it’s related to onions, leeks, and garlic. Next, most of us are familiar with that smell of pungent urine after we [...]

I’m Pregnant: How to Avoid Getting Bitten By Mosquitoes

By |2019-05-14T14:41:14-05:00May 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Summertime in the Gulf Coast brings warm, moist weather. These conditions make it ideal for mosquitoes to breed. That’s why you’ll see more mosquitoes around after rainfall and as temperatures rise. Because of the Zika Virus, the thought of getting bitten by mosquitoes is scary if you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant. But there [...]

Best Type of Thermometers for You and Your Child

By |2019-05-14T14:35:04-05:00May 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Before we get into the best type of thermometer to use on your child, let’s first discuss what you should NOT be using. Remember the old-school glass thermometers that used mercury to take your temperature? If you happen to have one, dispose of it properly according to your local state and federal laws. If the [...]

9 Summer Chores Your Kids Can Do

By |2019-05-14T14:24:28-05:00May 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

As parents gear up for summer, those calendars will begin to fill up with camps, playdates, and fun time in the sun. These are all great ways for kids to spend their summer. But have you thought about how you can make this summer more productive and impactful than prior summers? While three months of [...]