Prepare your advance directives and medical power of attorney

Making your end-of-life plans may be a gloomy task, but it could be the most generous gift you ever give your loved ones. That’s because advance care planning relieves them of the burden of making tough decisions regarding your health if you become unable to speak for yourself. Spelling out exactly what you want concerning

Prepare your advance directives and medical power of attorney
The HPV vaccine: the results are in and the shots win

What if you could give your child a shot that protects them from cancer? The HPV vaccine has been available for more than a decade, and the data is in: where it’s used, it’s saving lives. But where it’s not (including Texas and Bexar County in particular) the numbers aren’t good. Dr. Rob Sanders talks

The HPV vaccine: the results are in and the shots win
Does my child have cancer?

Although it happens, rest assured that children developing cancer is very rare; only about 19 out of every 100,000 kids up to the age 19 get cancer. Most of the time, symptoms turn out to be just a common illness, such as a virus. Even so, cancer is the leading cause of death from disease

Does my child have cancer?
Protect your skin and prevent skin cancer

More Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. One in five will develop some type of skin cancer by the age of 70. The good news is that when detected early, most skin cancers are highly treatable and curable. There are three main types of skin cancer – basal

Protect your skin and prevent skin cancer
Juvenile arthritis – optimism in the face of a painful childhood illness

In the United States, 300,000 children have arthritis. Symptoms can range from mild chronic aches to debilitating pain. It can be tricky to diagnose and challenging to treat. Despite its challenges, “we’re optimistic about juvenile arthritis,” said Dr. Anthony Infante, pediatric immunologist and co-leader of the pediatric immunology and rheumatology clinic at University Health System,

Juvenile arthritis – optimism in the face of a painful childhood illness
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