Doc Talk Blogs

Sibling Rivalry Driving You Up the Wall? Here’s How to Manage it

“He hit me!” “I didn’t do it!” “Yes, he did and because of how much it hurt I dropped the lamp!” I’ll bet you’ve heard similar exchanges between your kids. I’m also certain you’ve witnessed how...Read more

Head’s Up! There Are New Guidelines for Peanut Allergies in Infants!

After years of guidelines that instructed parents to hold off on giving young children peanut-related products, new guidelines endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical...Read more

How to Stop Bedwetting

Sleepless nights are probably something you’re accustomed to if you’re a parent. Sometimes those sleepless nights are spurred by colic or night terrors, but for so many parents, the problem comes...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

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

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

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

Preventive Strategies for Lowering Your Risk for Osteoarthritis

There are too many different types of arthritis to keep straight. Osteoarthritis is the most common form, affecting 27 million people in the United States each year. It is caused by the wearing down...Read more

Thigh Numbness? Meralgia Paresthetica (and Your Shapewear!) May Be the Cause

When you think about your body and all of the biological mechanisms required to make sure it functions correctly, it’s no wonder we notice so many tiny aches and pains as we get older. That’s our...Read more

Going Nuts? They’re Good for Your Heart

We all know the routine – eat three balanced meals a day and if you’re hungry in between, snack on fresh fruit or vegetables. But nuts are another snack option that will curb your hunger while...Read more

Making Colonoscopy Prep Easier

A colonoscopy is considered the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening, yet far too many people still put it off or avoid it altogether, partly because of stories they’ve heard about the...Read more

Get Off the Yo-Yo Dieting Train

Quick! Name all the fad diets you’ve gone on! If you’re like most people, chances are you could name more than a few, and these diets likely contributed to several cycles of yo-yo dieting for you....Read more

There's Only One Treatment for Retinal Detachment: Surgery

You’ve probably heard the word “retina,” but may not know the importance of its function – or what a big deal it is when your retina becomes detached. Famously, Theodore Roosevelt suffered a detached...Read more