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Strep throat, also known as streptococcal pharyngitis, is an infection caused by bacteria called group A Streptococcus (group A strep). Strep usually causes a sore throat or painful tonsils in children. However, other symptoms that can be seen with strep throat...
How often should men visit their doctor?   It is suggested that men should have an annual wellness examination with their primary healthcare provider. Most health insurance companies provide benefits for this service. However, if a man has an established health...
Learn about living with diabetes from Dr. Juan Garrido, an internal medicine physician at UT Health East Texas Physicians at Fifth Street presents, “Diabetes: The basics.”   How do I know if I have diabetes? Unfortunately, diabetes usually causes no symptoms....
May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to focus on public awareness and education about this disease. Early detection is a critical step in working towards a cure! Who is at risk for bladder cancer? There are some of the more common risk factors...
Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. They are either caused by a blood clot or bleeding in the brain and often cause chronic disability, which becomes a need for long-term care. The burden of long-term care often falls on the family and can be...
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One person dies of heart disease every 36 seconds, equaling about 655,000 deaths per year in America. Here are some tips on preventing heart disease. Eat better Eat plenty of fresh fruits and...
Spring brings about new life to our landscape, along with warm, sunny days. As we begin to spend more time outside and near the water, it is important that we know how to keep our kids healthy and safe this time of year. Sunscreen Did you know that just a few...
Disparities in health and healthcare are most likely to occur among women of racial and ethnic minority groups, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations and underserved rural populations. These disparities continue to affect healthcare despite increasing...
This month, we are emphasizing the importance of nutrition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), healthy nutrition is profoundly important in keeping Americans in good health throughout their lives. People with healthy patterns of...
About 60 percent of women will experience a urinary tract infection (UTI) at some point in their life. One of the most widely held beliefs about UTIs is that you can prevent or even cure a UTI by drinking cranberry juice. Cranberries contain A-type...