Health & Wellness Tips

Limit screen time for kids

Video games and television can be a handy “baby sitter” for parents and caregivers, so it is important to pay attention to how much time your kids are spending glued to a tube Read More

Pap smear needed even with HPV vaccine

HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines that are often recommended to help prevent infections related to cervical and other cancers should not discourage women from also getting a Pap smear Read More

Too little, too much calcium can pose competing risks

Women who take calcium supplements for bone health should get in the habit of reading labels on food and calcium supplements to ensure they do not get too little – or too much, UT Southwestern Medical Center mineral metabolism specialists warn. Read More

Exercise also benefits the brain

Exercise also benefits the brain

New research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of exercise in combating depression, which can resurge during post holiday months when people are getting back to routines Read More

Add up the dosage from OTC and prescription medicines

Add up the dosage from OTC and prescription medicines

Winter colds and flu often lead people to reach for over-the-counter pain relief, so UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians say it’s important to follow maximum dosage warnings, adding up both over-the-counter and prescription medications. Read More