Healthy habits, flu vaccine could help fight off the flu

When kids come home from school, they may be bringing home more than homework. Because kids share water fountains, pencils and germs, it is possible that your little one could contract the flu. But there are ways to protect your child from getting sick and combat those troublesome flu symptoms. “We need to teach kids … Continue reading Healthy habits, flu vaccine could help fight off the flu

Waterborne illness could be lurking in your favorite waterway

Find Out How To Protect Your Family And Prevent Contamination As the mercury rises above bearable in Central Texas, some families are seeking relief in swimming pools and lakes. While these cooling-off locations provide fun and recreation, they also might be harboring a microscopic germ that has made several people sick. It’s called Cryptosporidium or … Continue reading Waterborne illness could be lurking in your favorite waterway

Help Your Child Fend Off the Flu with the H1N1 Combo Vaccine and Healthy Hand-washing Habits

It’s here. Flu season. And it’s brought along its friends: coughing, sneezing, body aches and fever. Not only is it a literal pain to your body, it can also be a dangerous gateway for more serious conditions, especially for children. “The most important way you can protect you and your child from getting the flu … Continue reading Help Your Child Fend Off the Flu with the H1N1 Combo Vaccine and Healthy Hand-washing Habits

Using common sense and good hygiene to prevent salmonella

With this most recent recall of eggs by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s a good time, according to Jeff Jarvis, MD, Emergency Medicine physician at Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock, to understand the signs and symptoms of salmonella (also referred to as food poisoning), in addition to easy ways to … Continue reading Using common sense and good hygiene to prevent salmonella