Health & Wellness Tips

A spoonful of peanut butter may help keep allergy away

A spoonful of peanut butter may help keep allergy away

 

A spoonful of peanut butter may help keep a peanut allergy away, but check first with your pediatrician.

Allergic to penicillin? Might want to check.

Allergic to penicillin? Might want to check.

 

If your health records indicate that you are allergic to penicillin, consider verifying that with an allergy test.

HPV vaccine doesn’t eliminate need for Pap smear

HPV vaccine doesn’t eliminate need for Pap smear

 

Although the HPV vaccine was made available in 2006 to help prevent cervical cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer specialists note it’s still important to get a Pap smear screening test as well.

Dads can get postpartum depression too

Dads can get postpartum depression too

 

When people think about postpartum depression, mothers are the primary focus, but studies have shown that up to 10 percent of fathers struggle with it as well.

Exercise caution with New Year pregnancy workouts

Exercise caution with New Year pregnancy workouts

 

Making a resolution to work out and diet is a time-honored New Year’s ritual, but pregnant women should exercise caution about exercising.

Help yourself and others avoid flu

Help yourself and others avoid flu

 

For those who are eligible to receive it, vaccination is still the number one prevention method to avoid the flu

Help prevent blood shortages

Help prevent blood shortages

 

Every year, there’s often a shortage of platelet and blood donations during the holidays. This year, a number of factors have made the need for blood platelets especially urgent.

Avoid holiday heart syndrome

Avoid holiday heart syndrome

 

The Grinch may not be the only one who has a problem with his heart during the holidays.

Ask for a cardiorespiratory fitness check-up

Ask for a cardiorespiratory fitness check-up

 

The Grinch may not be the only one who has a problem with his heart during the holidays. There’s a notable December bump in the number of patients who show up during in emergency rooms with what’s known unofficially as holiday heart syndrome – heart rhythm problems caused by overindulging, says cardiologist Dr. Sharon Reimold of UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Be alert for symptoms of acute flaccid myeletis

Be alert for symptoms of acute flaccid myeletis

 

Late summer and early fall have brought an uptick in the number of cases of the polio-like paralytic disease acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) that has been affecting children in the U.S.