January 2024

Itchy Throat? Common Causes for Sore Throat, and Differences Between Allergies and RSV

By |2024-01-03T09:16:16-06:00January 19th, 2024|Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

If you have ever felt an itch in your throat that you couldn’t scratch, or a soreness that you could not quell, and you asked yourself what illness or condition might be bothering you, you’re not alone. The discomfort and concern that an itchy throat or sore throat can cause may be indicative of various [...]

Pneumonia: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Recovery

By |2024-01-03T10:40:56-06:00January 17th, 2024|Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

Pneumonia is a significant respiratory infection that demands immediate attention due to its potentially severe consequences.  There are more than 30 causes of pneumonia, falling into three main categories: bacterial, viral, and fungal (mycoplasma) pneumonia.  The severity of your symptoms and its contagiousness will depend on what type of pneumonia you have. While some symptoms [...]

December 2023

Taking a Breath: Understanding Bronchitis and What to Do About It

By |2023-12-07T13:25:18-06:00December 14th, 2023|Virus & Respitory|

Are you experiencing a persistent cough and feeling exhausted or wiped out? You may have bronchitis. Bronchitis is a common respiratory condition that can affect anyone, anywhere, at any time, but it’s even more commonplace during the winter months.  With the right care and attention, you can bounce back from bronchitis—and maybe even avoid the [...]

October 2023

Back to School in 2023: Texas COVID-19 Prevention Habits for Kids

By |2023-09-29T18:12:38-05:00October 3rd, 2023|Children & Youth, Covid-19, Virus & Respitory|

Despite a significant decline in COVID-19 cases, the virus remains highly contagious, particularly with recent upticks driven by factors like the changing weather and children returning to school.  For the well-being of everyone, especially the immuno-compromised, it is crucial we continue teaching our children to take precautions, even with the benefits of vaccinations and boosters.  [...]

September 2023

Fall Allergies: Managing Your Child’s Allergy Symptoms 

By |2023-08-31T11:48:51-05:00September 19th, 2023|Children & Youth, Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

Now that summer has come to an end, you may start to notice a difference in how your child feels after going outside or coming home from school. Is your little one rubbing their nose and eyes, feeling drained, or constantly clearing their throat? Then they might be struggling with allergies. We don’t like to [...]

August 2023

The Latest on MIS-C: What We Know and What We Don’t

By |2023-08-08T14:47:43-05:00August 22nd, 2023|Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers are facing a new and concerning phenomenon: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C. This condition, which appears to be a rare complication of COVID-19, has caused alarm among parents and healthcare professionals alike. What is Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children? MIS-C is [...]

Texas and The West Nile Virus: Stay Alert

By |2023-08-01T09:37:11-05:00August 2nd, 2023|Daily Living, Emergency Medicine, External Health, Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

Here on the island, mosquitoes are a fact of life. Texas families need to stay vigilant because these insects aren’t just pesky—they’re carriers of several viruses, like West Nile virus (WNV) and malaria. Unfortunately, more and more cases of WNV are popping up around Texas and Florida this year, and when left untreated, West Nile [...]

November 2022

Are You Ready For Cedar Fever Season?

By |2023-02-26T17:22:09-06:00November 7th, 2022|Daily Living, Virus & Respitory|

It’s hard not to feel like the trees are out to get you when you’re an allergy sufferer in Texas, land of year-long pollen. Cedar fever is a great example. Also called allergic rhinitis, cedar fever is an extreme allergy common in areas with juniper trees and mountain cedar like Central Texas, where they’re concentrated [...]

October 2022

Flu Season 101: Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot Yet?

By |2022-10-03T10:39:47-05:00October 3rd, 2022|Children & Youth, Daily Living, Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

Schedule Your Flu Shot in October to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones This Flu Season   Seasonal influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by the influenza virus that tends to strike when the temperatures start to drop and people gather [...]

August 2022

Surviving Ragweed Allergies: 3 Tips for Fall Allergy Season

By |2023-07-26T10:58:22-05:00August 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 [...]