Medicine and healthcare means different things to different people. It’s as diverse as the people who come seeking professional diagnosis and treatment. Think about all those countless times individuals enter clinics and hospitals - they are more than just a medical history. These are people from different races, cultures, ages, sexual orientations, religions, social-economic backgrounds, etc. – a true melting pot of humanity. The expectation is on every medical professional is to understand … [Read more...] about Inclusive Medicine: Treating the Whole Person
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(Austin, TX) - State Representative James White has filed House Bill (HB) 472 which seeks to expand health care options for Texans by allowing Freestanding Emergency Centers (FECs) to offer outpatient acute care services in addition to emergency medical services. “Texas must utilize every health care resource available as citizens throughout the state face hospital overcrowding and, in some parts, rationing of care,” said Representative White. HB 472 would expand FEC licensure to include … [Read more...] about State Representative Files Bill To Expand Health Care Options To Texans
HOW SERIOUS IS THIS HEADACHE PAIN? Headaches. They’ve been described as throbbing, blinding, pounding, and vise-like. They can disrupt your life for hours, days or even weeks. The World Health Organization estimates that almost half of all adults worldwide experience headache at least once a year. Headaches strike with varying degrees of severity, with the worst episodes causing painful, debilitating symptoms that impact the sufferer’s ability to function at home, work or … [Read more...] about HOW SERIOUS IS THIS HEADACHE PAIN?
This year Elite Care and the Houston Police Department partnered to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of car seat safety by providing how-to videos on proper car seat installation. Our goal is to ensure that your babies are traveling as safe as possible in their car seats. We have provided videos in both English and in Spanish. Click below to learn the proper car seat installation. Child Safety Seats (English) Child Safety Seats (Spanish) … [Read more...] about September is Baby Safety Month
Extreme weather conditions, whether it’s a storm that knocks a tree branch across a power line or a category 3 hurricane, can cause all manner of havoc and danger. Not the least of these is a power failure that can last hours, sometimes days. During a power outage, the chief health concern is the loss of refrigeration. Spoiled food can develop dangerous bacteria that can make you sick. Food that hasn’t been properly refrigerated can cause bacteria capable of multiplying in numbers … [Read more...] about Food Safety During Power Outage
The spread of the coronavirus and the race to develop a vaccine may lead to the erroneous belief that as long as you don’t have COVID-19 you’re protected, and there’s nothing more you need to do to stay healthy. Nothing could be further from the truth. While a vaccine against COVID-19 is not yet available, the truth is that we already have many safe, effective vaccines that have protected us for years against other dangerous diseases. Most Americans are familiar with vaccine regimens … [Read more...] about The vaccines you need now
One morning while getting ready for work, Peter, 48, noticed a mole he hadn’t recalled seeing before. Taking a closer look in the mirror, Peter asked himself a question that many of us might ask when we discover a change in our skin: could this be cancer? Nearly five million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, the most common forms of skin cancer, are curable when caught early. Melanoma, the third most common type of skin … [Read more...] about Skin concerns: Could that mole be cancer?
At bedtime, your toddler begs for one more story, kiss or drink of water. Your nine-year-old wakes screaming in the night and can’t be comforted. Your teen seems to sleep the clock around during school vacations. Sleep problems occur in one out of every four children under the age of 18. Many sleep problems can be rectified with simple interventions. Here’s how to determine if your child’s sleep problem warrants a visit to the pediatrician. HOW MUCH SLEEP DOES YOUR CHILD … [Read more...] about INSOMNIA AND SLEEP PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN AND TEENS: WHEN SHOULD YOU WORRY?
Just because we live in an area not commonly known for the presence of ticks doesn’t make us immune to contracting Lyme disease or another tick-borne illness. Tick-borne diseases affect people all over the country, and the problem is spreading as the number of ticks has steadily increased over the past few decades. Warming temperatures allow ticks, and the animals they depend on for survival, to multiply and expand geographically, thus spreading the diseases they carry. One common … [Read more...] about Tick-Borne Diseases—In Texas?