Tips to manage holiday stress

The holiday season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can be stressful sometimes. It often brings extra social and financial obligations; a breakdown…

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How determination made fish oil an FDA-approved medicine for babies
10/24/18 112148 -- San Antonio, TX --- © Copyright 2018 Mark C. Greenberg for University Health System Cynthia Blanco, M.D. poses with Jeylin Garza and her family for a photo during an event celebrating the premature babies, their families and NICU team members who participated in a clinical trial of Omegaven, a fish oil supplement given through IV to tiny babies with gastrointestinal complications. Garza was among a group of premature babies and their families that participated in the trial that along with other studies led to the FDA approval of this life saving treatment for babies all across the country.

How determination made fish oil an FDA-approved medicine for babies

Dr. Cynthia Blanco’s passion to save babies was the key driver in the recent approval of Omegaven, a lifesaving fish oil treatment for babies with gastrointestinal complications. Blanco’s study followed…

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Survive school stress! Part II

We continue our series on how to help kids (and parents) cope with stress. In middle school and high school, expectations rise. Dr. Ellen Shrouf, psychologist at the University Health…

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Is the Zika virus in Texas?

The recent rains have been great for the Edwards Aquifer, but we all know they’re also good for mosquitoes. Even though the Centers for Disease Control reported much lower incidences…

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Why 3D mammograms matter

If you’re a woman age 40 or older, you probably don’t look forward to the discomfort of your annual mammogram. You may even skip them due to the pain—and risk…

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Staying healthy on the job
Staying healthy at work

Staying healthy on the job

Staying healthy while working in an office can be a challenge. Here are a few things you can do to remain active and fit in the workplace. How can I…

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Concerning the caregiver
Dementia and Occupational Therapy - Home caregiver and senior adult woman

Concerning the caregiver

If you’re not a caregiver yet, there’s a pretty good chance you might be eventually. Whether it’s caring for an aging parent or spouse, or perhaps a special-needs child, the…

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Evacuate smart

Hurricane Harvey taught South Texans that when you evacuate, you have very little time to grab needed items and go. We think we will remember clothing, personal papers, computers and…

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