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May 29, 2020 | Brent D. Kaziny, MD

As we continue to navigate life during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now faced with the yearly occurrence of hurricane season. For Houstonians and those along the Gulf Coast, the start of hurricane season brings about feelings of anxiety and worry due to recent years’ events such as Hurricane Harvey. Even though we can’t stop these natural disasters from happening, we can do our best to ensure we are all prepared.

Statistics show that only about half of those living in the U.S. are prepared for the aftermath of a disaster. Many families do not have a disaster plan, nor the supplies needed in the event a disaster occurs. In an effort...

May 26, 2020 | Daren Molina, MD

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Unless you were already home schooling your children, arguably one of the most challenging things we have been asked to do during the COVID-19 pandemic is keep our children home and help in teaching them. Many school districts are also implementing various forms of education as well. Either way, you and your child or teenager may find yourselves spending a lot of hours a day bent over the kitchen table doing assignments or hunched over a laptop computer screen. It is important to do your best to address...

May 19, 2020 | Kristin M. Ernest, MD, Elizabeth (Liz) Victor Franklin, PhD

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Needless to say these have been trying times for everyone. With the incidence of mental illness increasing in adolescents prior to the pandemic, it is vital that we listen and support our kids now more than ever. Athletes are no exception! Sports and organized activity provide an outlet for socialization, improve moods and self-esteem, and can even stimulate our immune system. With sports now on hold, these positive effects are impacted and instead, athletes may instead have increased stress or anxiety....

May 12, 2020 | Jonathan Santana, DO

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During summer months, it’s hard to conceive that baseball games may not be played. Everyone is missing those days outside at a ball fields watching their child play. Even though most young baseball players are unable to play their favorite sport or compete with their teammates at this time, there are several activities that can be performed to keep in baseball shape and hopefully prevent injuries when baseball does resume.

  1. Work on balance and core strength. Every movement in baseball, from...
May 08, 2020 | Heather A. Haq, MD, MHS

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Several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are thankful that the SARS-CoV-2 virus does not have as severe of an effect on children compared to older adults, and we know that most children who contract the virus will survive.

However, even if children are largely spared from direct effects, COVID-19 will still cause profound and long-lasting indirect impacts on children globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where the pandemic is straining already overburdened health systems and social protection infrastructure. Children across the globe are already...

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