Doctor Reports

Gregory Rodden, DO Pediatric Resident at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Member, Texas Medical Association People across the world are suffering from a lack of sleep amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Children and teens suffer from sleep problems, and parents must recognize and address these issues while the world restlessly awaits the
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Rebecca Teng, MD Austin Obstetrician and Gynecologist Member, Texas Medical Association Committee on Reproductive, Women’s and Perinatal Health While traditional obstetric care often focuses on the time of a woman’s pregnancy through the time of the delivery of the baby, there is a growing recognition about the need for more attention to the time after
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Shao-Chee SimEpiscopal Health FoundationDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when our personal and community health should take center stage, Texans have been skipping or delaying medical care. That’s according to the Episcopal Health Foundation’s (EHF’s) Texas COVID-19 Survey report released late last year. This finding is significant because delay or avoidance of medical care might
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 “It’s smarter to be cautious” The COVID-19 pandemic put many physicians in a bind, as obtaining personal protective equipment (PPE) has been a roller-coaster challenge for medical practices. To get a deeper insight on the lengths doctors have gone to protect themselves and their patients, Me&My Doctor spoke with Manvinder Kainth, MD, a direct primary
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For many physicians and all health care workers across the country, approval and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is “light at the end of this tunnel” in what’s been a dark global pandemic.  Following the FDA’s approval of both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines this month, many medical personnel were able to get vaccinated
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Emily Dewar, MD Emily Dewar, MD Pediatric Resident at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Member, Texas Medical Association Valerie Smith, MD Tyler Pediatrician Member, Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force and TMA Council on Science and Public Health Valerie Smith, MD These days, it seems like everywhere you look you see something
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With flu season starting as COVID-19 continues to spread, many health experts fear a “twindemic.” Getting a flu shot can help avoid that. Photo by Brent Annear Fall is here, and so is the flu. With COVID-19 still a threat, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself from preventable illnesses, like the flu. Vaccines
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Influenza affects millions of people each year, and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many physicians and health experts are concerned that this year’s flu season will hit with full force. In the Lone Star State, it’s important for Texans to be proactive about their health by getting the yearly flu vaccination. One of the worst
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Lauren Gambill, MD Pediatrician, Austin Member, Texas Medical Association (TMA) Committee on Child and Adolescent Health Executive Board Member, Texas Pediatric Society Doctors are community leaders. This role has become even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. As patients navigate our new reality, they are looking to us to determine what is safe, how to
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(L to R): UTHSA medical students Swetha Maddipudi, Brittany Hansen, Charles Wang, Carson Cortino, faculty advisor Kaparaboyna Kumar, MD, Ryan Wealther, Sidney Akabogu, Irma Ruiz, and Frank Jung pose with the TMA Be Wise Immunize banner. Photo courtesy by Ryan Wealther Ryan Wealther Medical Student, UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine Student Member, Texas
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Editor’s Note: The following episode was recorded on July 24. Certain stats have changed and Texas is no longer in the “exponential” phase of disease transmission at this time. As we learn more about COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic, there are still many questions left to be answered. It’s helpful to have credible guidance: What
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Resuming our pre-pandemic lifestyle without concern for COVID-19 transmission will continue to yield more infections, hospitalizations and deaths. Susan R. Bailey, MD Fort Worth Allergist/Immunologist President, American Medical Association Member, Texas Medical Association Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on USA Today. In a world knocked off its axis by COVID-19, in a year when so
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Marawan M. El Tayeb, MD Endourologist (Urology Subspecialist)    Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University College of Medicine  Member, TMA Leadership College Over the past five months, COVID-19 has put an enormous amount of pressure on almost everybody. Although we do not know when, the pandemic will end. Many people will go back to work
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