August 2022

Surviving Ragweed Allergies: 3 Tips for Fall Allergy Season

By |2022-07-30T15:01:14-05:00August 29th, 2022|Daily Living, Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

If Ragweed Allergies Have You Reaching For Tissues, These Tips Are For You! Ragweed allergy season is upon us, a time of year many people celebrate by incessant sneezing. Fall allergy season is ragweed pollen’s time to shine, and if you’re one of the many seasonal allergy sufferers reaching for the tissues this fall, ragweed [...]

July 2022

Monkeypox 101: What You Need to Know About the New Virus in the News

By |2022-07-07T11:06:08-05:00July 7th, 2022|Daily Living, Virus & Respitory|

HHER Answers Your Questions About the Rare Virus Called Monkeypox Currently Making Headlines You may have heard about a rare disease called monkeypox making headlines due to an unusual outbreak of cases in Europe and North America. With the turmoil of Covid-19 fresh in everyone’s mind, it’s natural to have questions and concerns about monkeypox. [...]

December 2020

Fifth Disease: 4 Important Questions Answered

By |2022-04-07T12:11:56-05:00December 16th, 2020|Children & Youth, Virus & Respitory|

A mommy friend at your child’s school gives you a heads up that fifth disease is going around. She tells you it’s highly contagious. You react like every other parent who hears about it for the first time: “What is fifth disease? Like F-I-F-T-H? Like after fourth? I’ve never heard of that before.” You’re right, [...]

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Smell and Taste: The 2 Important Senses We Lose When We’re Sick

By |2022-04-07T12:12:13-05:00December 14th, 2020|Children & Youth, Covid-19, Internal Health, Virus & Respitory|

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If only your nose would stop running and you could breathe properly!  As the temperatures start to drop, colds, flus, viruses, and respiratory illnesses increase. One of the most frustrating parts of becoming ill is when you start to lose your sense of smell and taste. The [...]

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November 2020

How to Celebrate the Holidays COVID-19 Free + Events You Can Attend

By |2022-03-18T13:38:04-05:00November 30th, 2020|Covid-19, Daily Living, Holidays, Local Galveston, Virus & Respitory|

After many of us have spent the majority of our 2020 indoors, we’re all ready to gather with our close friends and family for the holidays. However, the cases in Texas are at an all-time high, with 253 of the 254 counties in Texas reporting cases.  We’ve compiled a list of safety precautions that we [...]

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October 2020

4 Reasons Why Allergies Get Worse in the Fall

By |2022-03-24T16:28:55-05:00October 26th, 2020|Daily Living, Internal Health, Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

Ever notice that your allergies start acting up as summer ends? Congestion, sinus pain, watery eyes, fatigue and itchy throat start creeping back as fall sets in. If you think your allergies get worse in the fall, it's not just your imagination. Keep reading for a look into why this is so common as the [...]

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July 2020

Remote Patient Monitoring Technology for COVID-19 Cases Increases Staff and Patient Safety at Hospitality Health ER

By |2022-03-25T11:17:45-05:00July 20th, 2020|Covid-19, Emergency Medicine, Internal Health, Virus & Respitory|

With restrictions recently lifting and businesses reopening across the country, COVID-19 cases have begun to surge. The rush to restart the economy, along with inconsistent protective measures, has led to record-high numbers of cases in many states including Texas, Arizona, and Florida. In fact, Texas Medical Center hit capacity this week, with 2300 cases reported [...]

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Can COVID Spread in the Pool?

By |2022-03-25T11:20:54-05:00July 8th, 2020|Covid-19, Virus & Respitory|

Summer fun is almost synonymous with water play. But with the number of COVID cases still rising, parents are feeling torn between taking the kids to the pool and playing it safe. As some neighborhood and public pools begin to open up, there are many concerns. Can COVID spread in the pool? After all, we're [...]

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June 2020

Are Swollen Glands Serious?

By |2022-03-28T16:12:07-05:00June 12th, 2020|Emergency Medicine, Internal Health, Virus & Respitory|

When you’re feeling pain or swelling in the upper neck area, you just might have a bacterial or viral infection. Although swollen glands (more appropriately called swollen lymph nodes) may indicate something as minor as a cold, it can also signify something as serious as lymphoma. But before you start worrying, have your doctor examine [...]

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Why Social Distancing is Still Important

By |2022-03-28T16:43:08-05:00June 1st, 2020|Covid-19, Daily Living, Virus & Respitory|

As we enter into what seems like the 20th month of surviving the coronavirus, some states are beginning to open back up. Residents can get back to doing some of the things they did before the quarantine. Unfortunately, even as cities lift restrictions, it’s important for everyone to continue to social distance. The last thing [...]

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