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How to Get Your Child to Stop Lying

Liar. For so many people, it’s one of the worst things you can call them. Teaching kids not to lie can be tricky because most kids automatically start lying when they don’t know the difference...Read more

My Baby’s Head Looks Flat!

One of the most common concerns pediatricians hear from parents is their baby’s head looks flat. We call this condition plagiocephaly. Doctors examine babies from head to toe to distinguish between a...Read more

Dads, Your Kids Need You!

Kids need their dads. This seems obvious, but as recently as 10 years ago, cultural norms in America meant that moms stayed home and nurtured while dads went out and provided for the family. More...Read more

12 Ways to Help Lower the Risk of SIDS

The loss of an infant to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is devastating for parents, families and their health professionals. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), SIDS claims...Read more

How to Talk to a Child about a Death in the Family

Losing a loved one is hard. When a child’s loved one dies, it can be infinitely more difficult. Knowing what to say to a child about a concept as heavy and involved as death is daunting, especially...Read more

I’ve Been Laid Off. How Do I Handle it with My Kids?

Layoffs happen daily in America. For some, it can be an emotional and financial hardship. When you have kids and a family, the difficulty is compounded and it can be hard to know the best way to...Read more

Tips for Managing Dry Skin

This particular winter hasn’t been all that wintery so far, but that doesn’t mean you’re not feeling a change in your skin. Seasonal changes from the humidity of a Houston summer to the drier air of...Read more

Unlocking Trigger Finger

When you stop to think about how often we use our hands every day, it’s no surprise that there are conditions that occur from the repetitive use of our fingers over time. Trigger finger, while not as...Read more

Mohs Surgery Preserves Healthy Tissue

Texans are blessed with many opportunities for outdoor fun. Unfortunately, this means more exposure to the damaging rays of the sun. And that can lead to skin cancer – the most common type of cancer...Read more

How to Rid Yourself of Blackheads

Taking care of your skin can seem like a full-time job. One of the most-asked questions from my patients is how to deal with blackheads and how to get rid of them.  The Real Cause First, a very...Read more

The Road to Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Relief Starts with Conservative Therapy

Cubital tunnel syndrome, or ulnar neuropathy, is a condition commonly caused by abnormal pressure on the ulnar nerve near the “funny bone” in the elbow, which could originate from a number of our...Read more

When to See Your Dermatologist about Pruritus

Pruritus might be a funny sounding word, but those diagnosed with it might not feel the humor. Pronounced pru-ri-tus, it refers to severe itching of the skin. Pruritus can affect anyone for different...Read more

What to Do About Hemorrhoids

According to the American Gastroenterological Association, by the age of 50, half of all Americans have experienced hemorrhoids, but as a physician, I find that many of my patients are uncomfortable...Read more

Has Your ‘Healthy Eating’ Crossed the Line into Orthorexia?

You’ve probably heard the old adage “everything in moderation.” That might conjure images of an occasional Oreo cookie or a day on the couch every couple months binge watching Netflix, but it can...Read more

How to Support a Loved One Who Has Diabetes

While a diabetes diagnosis is tough for the patient receiving the diagnosis, it can also be a downer for loved ones. No one wants to see their friends or family members struggle with a disease. If...Read more

Shingles Lurks, Then Hits Without Warning

If you’ve ever talked to anyone who had shingles, you’ve probably heard it’s not a pleasant disease. In fact, it can be downright miserable. While it’s not life-threatening, shingles can be painful...Read more

Palliative Care Helps Patients with Chronic Conditions

Having a serious illness can take its toll on you in more ways than you might imagine. Your body is being affected by the illness, which usually brings some level of pain or discomfort, but it’s also...Read more

Careful – Acute Bronchitis Can Lead to Pneumonia

Winter months are usually a time for warm blankets, fuzzy scarves and hot chocolate, although not in Houston at the moment where temperatures are in the 70s and 80s. It also tends to be a time for...Read more