March 2024

Feel Less Achy With These 8 Tasty Foods

By |2024-02-29T10:39:57-06:00March 5th, 2024|Wellness & Nutrition|

Feel Less Achy With These 8 Tasty Foods Ever eaten something that makes you feel achy? It might be inflammation sneaking up on you. Processed foods, heavy meals, and things that give you an allergic reaction (like gluten or bread) are common culprits—and we've got the scoop on foods that'll soothe those aches and boost [...]

February 2024

Understanding Mini Strokes and the Urgency of Immediate Attention

By |2024-02-01T01:06:58-06:00February 20th, 2024|Daily Living, Wellness & Nutrition|

In the intricate web of our bodies, there are signals that shouldn't be ignored. Often overshadowed by more dramatic health events, mini strokes, also known as transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), are subtle harbingers of potential trouble.  While they might seem like fleeting inconveniences, these episodes demand your attention and immediate medical follow-up.  Let's discuss mini-strokes [...]

What Causes Nausea and How to Find Relief

By |2024-02-01T01:02:02-06:00February 15th, 2024|Daily Living, Wellness & Nutrition|

Nausea: one moment you're feeling great; the next, you're struck by a strange feeling in your stomach that makes you feel like you’re going to be sick. Nausea is a perplexing sensation that can strike at any moment, leaving you feeling uneasy and uncomfortable. It's a common occurrence, yet the reasons behind this queasy feeling [...]

Embracing Comfort: Pain Relief, Joints, and Arthritis

By |2024-02-01T00:52:59-06:00February 13th, 2024|Daily Living, Wellness & Nutrition|

In the journey of life, our bodies bear the weight of aging and experiences, and sometimes, that weight manifests as joint pain. Whether you're facing temporary discomfort or dealing with chronic joint issues such as arthritis, finding effective pain relief is crucial if you want to maintain a fulfilling and active lifestyle.  But whether your [...]

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 [...]

October 2023

A Parent’s Guide to Torn ACL Injuries 

By |2024-03-21T15:51:21-05:00October 17th, 2023|Wellness & Nutrition, Children & Youth, Emergency Medicine|

As parents, we understand the health benefits of physical activities for children, but at the same time, we want our kids to stay safe at all times—a guarantee that does not exist in competitive sports. If your child plays a sport, some of the most common sports-related injuries to watch out for are rotator cuff [...]

Rotator Cuff Injuries: Tips for Prevention and Recovery

By |2023-09-29T17:47:35-05:00October 12th, 2023|Wellness & Nutrition, Emergency Medicine, Local Galveston, Local Longview, Local Tyler|

Protecting your shoulder health is a must, whether you're an athlete or you are regularly engaged in physically demanding work. The shoulder's ball-and-socket joint is consistently at risk when we lift, throw, or perform repetitive overhead motions—leaving us susceptible to rotator cuff injuries. Want a worry-free season, game, workout, or on-the-job experience? Let’s explore how [...]

3 Healthy Fall Snacks to Fuel Kids

By |2023-09-29T18:04:48-05:00October 5th, 2023|Children & Youth, Wellness & Nutrition|

With school back in session, there’s arguably no better time to add some concentration fuel to your kid’s diet. But getting kids to be proactive (let alone agreeable) about eating healthy foods like fruits and vegetables can feel like an uphill battle.  Here’s the thing: you can energize your child with nutritious foods, all while [...]

September 2023

5 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

By |2023-08-27T22:38:41-05:00September 28th, 2023|Daily Living, Internal Health, Wellness & Nutrition|

Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. It is made by fermenting apples with yeast and bacteria, creating a vinegar that contains acetic acid, vitamins, and minerals. Advocates of apple cider vinegar claim that it has a wide range of health benefits, from aiding digestion [...]