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Scheduling appointments during COVID-19

Photo of Carman Whiting, MD, primary care physician attending to a patient at UT Physicians Multispecialty-Sienna. (Photo credit: Melissa McDonald/UT Physicians)

May 12, 2020

The Stay Home, Work Safe order has been lifted across the state, but with so much uncertainty still lingering around COVID-19, many patients may be wary of attending their much-needed appointments, potentially putting themselves at risk for worsening their condition.




With summer camp plans in limbo, experts offer tips to recreate the learning and fun at home

A young girl participating in an online class at home. Photo by Getty Images.

May 4, 2020

With schools remaining closed until the fall semester due to COVID-19, many parents are wondering what summer will look like as far as camps and activities to keep their children engaged academically. Pediatric experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have advice for parents still waiting for answers on summer camps as well as those hoping to recreate the learning and fun at home.


Public health experts explain what our new normal will look like

A woman wearing a mask prepares to open up her business. Photo by Getty Images.

April 21, 2020

As local, state, and national government leaders release guidelines on reopening businesses and returning to a “new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and infectious disease experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) say a gradual, cautious return would be the most effective.




How to encourage healthy eating for the body and mind during stay-at-home orders

Photo of Wesley McWhorter, MS, RD, preparing food with Laura Moore, MEd, RD, and students watching (Photo by Terry Vine)

April 8, 2020

Stay-at-home orders from government officials due to the COVID-19 pandemic have forced us to quickly adapt to a new normal, especially when it comes to eating. Restaurant dining rooms are closed, grocery shopping can be challenging, many parents are tasked with serving meals while working from home, and families who relied on school meals are now left to provide them since schools closed.



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