Tobacco Use Among Teens Lowest in Decades

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Last week, the Centers for Disease Control released data that shows teen tobacco use is at an all time low, including the use of e-cigarettes. In past years, any decline in tobacco use was mirrored by an increase in the use of e-cigarettes. This is good news as we know nearly all tobacco use begins during adolescence, and 3 out of 4 will continue ... Read More...

Top 10 Pediatricians In Greater Houston, Texas

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Searching for the most-recommended pediatricians in the Greater Houston, Texas area? Check to see if your doctor is one of the ‘Top 10 Pediatricians’ in Houston based on patient ratings and reviews. Vitals’ visitors who leave ratings and reviews for a doctor are asked about different factors during their appointment. For example, they may ... Read More...

10 Things You Might Not Know About Cataracts

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Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s lens, which should be clear. This results is blurry vision or what’s often described as looking through a fogged-up window. With more than 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States, it’s a prevalent but also often misunderstood condition. During Cataract Awareness Month, here are 10 ... Read More...

How To Prepare For An Appointment About Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia— a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities.  It usually begins after age 60 and in the beginning stages, it affects the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. Those with the disease may have trouble remembering recent events or ... Read More...

3 Ways Men Can Focus On Their Health

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During Men's Health Month, check out the three areas of your health that you can focus on and make a change: eating well, exercising, and checking in with the doctor. Share these tips with your friends and family members to encourage them to make their health a priority.Eating Right Proper nutrition affects more than just your everyday health. It ... Read More...

20 Quotes to Commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day

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Each year National Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated around the world. It’s a celebration of life that honors those who have beat cancer and those who are currently battling it to provide inspiration, support and awareness about survivorship and its associated issues. In commemoration of the day, here are 20 quotes about strength, fear and ... Read More...

10 Things to Know About Menopause

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If you've reached menopause, you’re probably experiencing hot flashes, night sweats and maybe mood swings. Those are the most common symptoms. But there's more to menopause—a life change that all women experience—than those symptoms. Here's what you should know. It’s not sudden. Most women notice pre-menopause symptoms in their late ... Read More...

10 Things to Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which a  person’s immune system attacks its own body’s tissues. As there are more than 100 types of arthritis, there can be misunderstanding about each. Here are 10 things to know about rheumatoid arthritis: About 1.5 million americans suffer from RA. Women are affected more ... Read More...

Why You Need an Asthma Action Plan

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The experience of asthma in adults varies widely, from “It’s not that big of a deal” to “I can’t breathe at all.” In all, more than 25 million Americans (adults and children) struggle with the effects of asthma on their breathing—and their daily lives. There is no cure for asthma, and triggers and treatments differ from person to ... Read More...

Learn What Doctor Appointments You Need to Schedule at Every Stage of Your Life

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This week we're celebrating National Women's Health Week - an observance designed to educate and bring awareness to women's health.   Women have unique health care needs and it can be confusing to know what doctor appointments they need to schedule at each stage of their lives.   Spread the word to all the women you care about ... Read More...