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Lone Star Family Health Your Child’s Eye Care—August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month Dr Quiroz Profile

Your Child’s Eye Care—August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

I want you, dear reader, to imagine how much you use your eyes in a day. From driving to work, reading your favorite book, or maybe even watching the newest episode of Stranger Things, you use your eyes from the moment you wake up until it ...

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Lone Star Family Health Monkeypox, A Review of the Most Recent Guidance Dr Joshi Profile

Monkeypox, A Review of the Most Recent Guidance

Monkeypox is a disease caused by Orthopoxvirus known as “Monkeypox”. It is related to the smallpox virus and was originally discovered in mo...
Lone Star Family Health Using Medications in Your Golden Years Dr. Heard Profile

Using Medications in Your Golden Years

The current age of innovation has allowed for many remarkable advances, especially in the realm of healthcare. There’s an incredible amount ...
Lone Star Family Health National Youth Sports Week Dr Dockery Profile

National Youth Sports Week

Youth sports and involvement in those sports/activities is an important part of communities across the United States. This year from July 19...
Lone Star Family Health Immunization Awareness Month Dr. Nieto Profile

Immunization Awareness Month

July is most commonly known as the month where we celebrate our independence as Americans. Here in Texas, July is known as one of the hottes...
Lone Star Family Health When Kid's Joints Don't Act Their Age Dr. Johnson Profile

When Kid’s Joints Don’t Act Their Age

When most people hear the word “arthritis,” they likely picture an aging individual with “creaky old” joints, worn-out from a lifetime of us...
Lone Star Family Health Epistaxis Dr Hopper Profile

Epistaxis

The case of the bloody nose Epistaxis is more commonly known as a bloody nose. The nose could bleed for a variety of reasons. Because the bl...
Lone Star Family Health Summer Time Fun and Snacks to Keep You Healthy Dr Reeser Profile

Summer Time Fun and Snacks to Keep You Healthy

As summer is in full swing, many of us are planning what to do with our time off. Will you fly? Will you drive? Where will you stay, and wha...
Lone Star Family Health Caregiver Health

Caregiver Health

Caregivers are an important part of the care team for patients with chronic medical conditions and disabilities. They are usually a friend o...
Lone Star Family Health Stroke Awareness

Stroke Awareness

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States. For others, stroke can cause major, long-lasting disabilities. It is important to k...
Lone Star Family Health Summer Safety Sunscreen Use

Summer Safety: Sunscreen Use

We all know how nice it feels to finally bask in the sun on the first day of Spring, to feel the warmth melt all your winter worries away. O...
Lone Star Family Health National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Dr Abraham Profile

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Allergy and asthma season is back. Since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation has recognized May as “National Asthma and Allergy Awarenes...
Lone Star Family Health Essential Vaccines for Older Aduts Dr. Simpson Profile

Essential Vaccines for Older Adults

Vaccines are designed to prevent disease by preparing the recipient’s immune system ahead of time. The vaccine schedule begins in infancy to...
Lone Star Family Health Ouch from Gout The Disease of Kings Dr. Ye Profile

Ouch from Gout – The Disease of Kings

Gout is a devil who typically pays his first visit early in the morning, kicking the victim out of sweet dreams by an attack of excruciating...
Lone Star Family Health Understanding Shingles Dr Chau Profile

Understanding Shingles

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection caused by something known as the Varicella-zoster virus (VZV). This virus is the...
Lone Star Family Health Lice A Head Scratcher Dr Patel Profile

Lice: A Head Scratcher

Nothing makes me itchier than the thought of lice. Also known as Pediculus humanus capitis, head lice are parasitic insects that feed on the...
Lone Star Family Health Everything in Moderation Stress Included Dr Johnson Profile

Everything in Moderation: Stress Included.

There is not a human being on this planet who has not experienced stress at some point in their lives. Stress is all around us, and it is an...
Lone Star Family Health How to Lose Weight Carbs? Calories? Both? Dr McDonough Profile

How to Lose Weight – Carbs? Calories? Both?

To lose weight, eat less calories. Before getting bogged down in the science of weight loss, it’s important to keep the focus clear: to lose...
Lone Star Family Health Breastfeeding Your Baby Dr Trinh Profile

Breastfeeding Your Baby

Many health organizations such as the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, and World Health Organization a...
Lone Star Family Health American Diabetes Alert Day is March 26th Dr Jimenez Profile

American Diabetes Alert Day is March 26th

Diabetes is a medical disorder in which your body is unable to use sugar properly. In order to function properly, your pancreas produces an ...
Lone Star Family Health Cold Weather Skin Care A Way to Combat Cold Weather's Wound Dr Strecker Profile

Cold Weather Skin Care - A Way to Combat Cold Weather’s Wound

Last weekend reminded us that winter was still around with the temperature drops and the dryer air. With these changes, our skin gets drier ...
Lone Star Family Health Sleep Hygiene Dr Nieto Profile

Sleep Hygiene

Have you heard the phrase, “It’s so easy, I could do it in my sleep”? Well it turns out that getting a good and restful night’s sleep isn’t ...
Lone Star Family Health Headaches Dr Juarez Profile

Headaches

Frequent headaches can be disabling, and they are more common than you think. About 2-4% of U.S. adults have chronic headaches and more than...
Lone Star Family Health How To Bounce Back After Injury 3 Tips for a Faster Recovery Dr. Dockery Profile

How to Bounce-back after Injury: 3 Tips for a Faster Recovery

Exercise and being active is a key component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is one of the pillars in achieving a well-balanced and q...
Lone Star Family Health February is National Cancer Prevention Month Dr Duong Profile

February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Secondary prevention is what doctors mean when we try to look for disease that is present without symptoms or signs. The hope is to use test...
Lone Star Family Health February is American Heart Month Dr. Diaz Profile

February is American Heart Month

The most likely thing that comes to mind when thinking of February is romance. Valentine’s Day sits squarely in the middle of the month, and...
Lone Star Family Health Glaucoma Awareness Month Dr. Luc Profile

Glaucoma Awareness Month

What do you think of when you think of January? It’s the first month of the new year, a time where we make our New Year’s resolutions and lo...
Lone Star Family Health Wintertime and Your Aching Joints Dr Sanchez Profile

Wintertime and Your Aching Joints

Winter is here, but your body has probably already told you that if you are one of the many Americans that suffers from arthritis. Arthritis...
Lone Star Family Health Being Wise to Cervical Cancer Dr Whitt Profile

Being Wise to Cervical Cancer

The cervix is an important organ that functions to protect the uterus from foreign material and to aid in the progress of pregnancy and deli...
Lone Star Family Health Dieting in the New Year Dr Joshi Profile

Dieting in the New Year

A new year, a new you. As we close out the holidays and look to enter a new year, many of us take this opportunity to reflect on the challen...
Lone Star Family Health Dr. Al-khudhair Profile

Depression During the Holidays

The holidays are usually a most wonderful time of the year. Even with the stress of meal planning and gift giving, many of us still find it ...
Lone Star Family Health How to Have a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season Dr. Duesterheft Profile

How to Have a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and the holiday season is here. The holiday season shoul...
Lone Star Family Health Always Moving: A Hyperactive Child Dr Chau Profile

Always Moving: A Hyperactive Child

What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, more frequently referred to as ADHD, is the most common neuropsychiatric condition t...
Lone Star Family Health Dr Abraham Profile

Battle of the Bulge - Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

It's that time of year again. The holiday season is a time of big family gatherings, office parties, festive cookies, candies, and other ind...
Lone Star Family Health Dr. Bessellieu Profile

DVTs and Travel

It’s that time of year again – time for road trips and long flights to see loved ones across the country (and abroad) in celebration of the ...
Lone Star Family Health Dr Kaheri Profile

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

The cool fall breeze is in the air! The month of November has finally arrived, with that comes lung cancer awareness month. Lung cancer is t...
Lone Star Family Health Flu Vaccines It's Time! Dr Ferry Profile

FLU VACCINES – IT’S TIME!

Flu vaccines are available now for the 2021-2022 flu season! The Flu vaccine is recommended every year for everyone 6 months of age and olde...
Lone Star Family Health COPD - It'll Take Your Breath Away

COPD--It’ll Take Your Breath Away

When you think of November, what comes to mind? Some may say Thanksgiving, football, or that month where it’s almost socially acceptable for...
Lone Star Family Health Insect Borne Diseases Dr. Stanton Profile

Insect Borne Diseases

Every summer, they come – the Mosquitos, the Wasps, the Hornets. We wonder if they bring some extra baggage with them. We have all heard of ...
Lone Star Family Health Depression: A Case of the Blues or Something More? Dr Ellerbrock Profile

Depression: A Case of the Blues or Something More?

Depression is a common, serious condition that men, women, and people of all ages experience. Imagine walking around the grocery store. Many...
Lone Star Family Health Breast Cancer Awareness Dr. Clark Profile

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is here and that means you are going to be seeing pink everywhere. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month—the international campaign to ...
Lone Star Family Health Acne Why Won't it Just Go Away Pretty Woman Looking in Compact Surprised to See Acne

Acne - Why won’t it just go away

Acne vulgaris is a skin disorder that is very common skin condition. That said, it can still lead to a profound psychological impact resulti...
Lone Star Family Health Dr Ye Profile

Trigger Finger – Let’s Work on the Mechanic

In Western films it is not unusual that when the trigger is pulled against the hero, a fire does not follow, and the crowd cheers that part ...
Lone Star Family Health Bug Bites Dr Emerick Profile

Bug Bites

While summer is winding down, bug season is still in full swing. While most bug bites will cause only mild itching or discomfort for a few d...
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Sprains and Strains

Ouch! It seems that it doesn’t matter if you were simply taking a step downstairs, or picking up an object, or even playing a high-intensity...
Lone Star Family Health Dr. Downham Profile

Hypertension

Hypertension, also called “high blood pressure”, is a medical condition that affects nearly half of all adults in the United States. It is c...
Lone Star Family Health Taking off the Training Wheels Dr Patel Profile

Taking off the Training Wheels

Learning to ride the bike is one of the biggest moments for a kid. Taking that first ride without training wheels brings everyone joy and a ...
Lone Star Family Health Walk With Confidence

Walk with Confidence

School is back In session and summer is coming to an end here in Montgomery County. But the Texas Heat is here to stay and we all deserve to...
Lone Star Family Health Children BMI Dr Simpson Profile

What is BMI and Why Is It Important? Children BMI Percentile Score

What is a healthy weight? You would not expect it to be the same value for someone who is 6’4” versus someone who is 5’0”. Body Mass Index, ...
Lone Star Family Health Brain Awareness Dr Duong Profile

Brain Awareness

In 2020, dementia was estimated to affect approximately 50 million people in the United States. This is up from 43.8 million people in 2016,...
Lone Star Family Health Dr. Santos Profile

A1c and What It Means To Me

For many with diabetes the focus is usually on what the sugar value is, but for the physician the focus is on control. Controlling your diab...
Lone Star Family Health Dr Kaheri Profile

PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or "PTSD" is a mental health condition that can occur after a person experiences or sees a traumatic event. ...
Lone Star Family Health Dr Chang Profile

Heat exhaustion and preventing it in the summer

Summertime is here! Sunny skies, school breaks, and swimming pools—summer can be lots of fun for the whole family! While you’re enjoying the...
Lone Star Family Health Dr Hopper

Water Safety

Now that summer is here, the pool is a popular place to cool off and have some fun! That makes it important to talk about pool safety and dr...
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Hernias

Millions of Americans are affected by hernias every year. Since June is National Hernia Awareness Month, it is time to start the conversatio...

Is It Time for a Vision Check?

If you could only keep one of your five senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, or hearing), which would it be? Most of us would say sight. Seei...

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a self-explanatory term which means that an individual will require more sound energy than the normal to be able to hear. He...

Alcohol Use

Have you heard or read that chocolate is good for you? Some studies suggest that dark chocolate is a source of antioxidants and may have an ...

Stroke- ACT FAST

Four months ago, I met a patient, “Linda”, who was no different from most of the people I care for in clinic. Like many Americans, she suffe...

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Since we have just finished with Autism Awareness Month, I thought it would be appropriate to review Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism or Au...

Vaping: A Deep Breath of Fresh Air or A Return to Smokier Days

Vaping always seems like a new fad just coming to the market, even though it has been around for over a decade. Why people vape has remained...

Trauma and Parenting

How do you turn a newborn with all its promise into a 30 year-old addict living on the street? The workday has wrapped up and you’ve picked ...

IBS: A Tedious but Manageable Problem

As part of our daily existence, we occasionally feel abdominal discomfort. We all know the feeling: a feeling of general abdominal discomfor...

Health Disparities in Minority Communities

In the year since COVID-19 has upended life as we know it, it has become increasingly evident that certain individuals are more at risk of s...

Gout

Do you have a painful swollen joint of your greater toe? If so, you might have gout! The odds of you having gout are up to six times greater...

Skin Safety/UV Protection

With spring here sunlight each day will increase, and the days will become longer. It is important, especially in Texas, to remember to take...

Pollen at the Gates

Bless You! Salud! Gesundheit! These are the common courtesy phrases our friends, family, and even complete strangers extend to us after a wh...

The Dreaded Pink Eye

You probably experienced pink eye in your school days. Now your children may come running to you with those oh so familiar bloodshot eyes. T...

Pediatric Screen Time

For most individuals, electronic devices have become ingrained into our daily lives. With this change, parents may be asking themselves how ...

Insomnia

Many people suffer from sleepless nights. Trouble sleeping can be caused by a number of issues. Insomnia can be caused by physical symptoms ...

Infectious Mononucleosis – A Valentine’s Day Special

Infectious Mononucleosis, more frequently referred to as “mono”, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and is very common. Although it h...

Chronic Cough – Common Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Chronic cough is a condition that affects many Texans. It is a cough that lasts 8 weeks or longer in adults and 4 weeks in children. The nag...

Ear Infections

Has your ear been hurting lately? Is it itchy? Have you felt that you can’t hear as well in that ear? Is there some fluid coming out of your...

Learn About the COVID-19 Vaccines

With the wonderful news of very effective vaccines being developed and released to the public on a worldwide scale there are of course many ...

Holiday Weight Gain in Winter

The holidays have passed, your New Year’s goals were set, only to be pushed to the Monday following the fireworks… and now it’s time to get ...

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can involve one or both sides of the chest. The seriousness of this illness can range from mild ...

Strep Throat in the COVID Winter

With all the changes and headlines we have experienced over the last year it may seem strange to be discussing the common strep throat. The ...
Lone Star Family Health UTIs and You Dr Hamme Profile

UTI’s and You

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are any type of infection of the urinary tract which can include anything from bladder to kidney infections....

Don’t Make Rash Decisions this Winter

Many of us get dry, itchy skin at times, but for some, it is a vicious cycle, especially during the winter. What is eczema? Eczema, also kno...

Osteoarthritis in the Wintertime

It’s that time of year again! Hot chocolate filled with marshmallows, bright lights lining homes and circling trees, a much-needed break fro...

The Silent Winter Killer That You Never Think Of?

You never think it is going to happen to you, but I woke up a few weeks ago to a blaring alarm in the middle of the night. It sounded like a...

Lone Star Family Health Center Opens in Huntsville

  – Offering compassionate, affordable health care for everyone, Lone Star Family Health Center looks forward to working with families in th...

Coping with Asthma During Winter

Author: Anna Luc, M.D. After the heat and humidity of summer, the colder weather in fall and winter can be a nice welcomed change. Wintertim...

The Twindemic is Upon Us

Author: Alvaro Sanchez, M.D. Flu season has arrived. This is a time public health professionals have been concerned about, and it is here. I...

10 Symptoms to Look for when Dealing with Gallbladder Disease

Author: Jonathan Santos, M.D.   The human body is a complex and well-designed structure that encompasses different organs of various shapes ...

GERD, Gastritis, and Ulcers

Author: Lawrence Ede, D.O. GERD is the acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease. As suggested by its name, GERD is a disease in which aci...

Kidney Stones

Author: Annabel Chang, M.D.   Kidney stones are very common—about 1 in 10 adults will get them at some point, and both men and women are aff...

Sprains and Strains

Author: Dale Beran, M.D. Now that the weather is starting to cool down, more people are looking to go outside and get some exercise, optimis...

Drowning

Author: Krystal DeLeon, M.D. Everyone knows that things are bigger and better in Texas, including our hot summers! And while there is nothin...

Scrapes and scratches: Home care and basic treatment

Author: Joseph Whitt, MD A scrape on the knee, a scratch on the hand, a cut on the elbow – such minor injuries are often mildly painful and ...