Doc Talk Blogs

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

Helping Your Child Deal with Conflict

The “terrible twos” can be tough on parents and kids, but don’t let anyone fool you into thinking the tough part will magically stop as soon as the clock strikes midnight on your child’s third...Read more

What to Do with a Vomiting Child

When your child is vomiting, no one involved is happy. They’re miserable, you’re concerned and you’re probably worried about what to do and how to keep it from spreading to other family members,...Read more

Easing Teething Pain

The frustration of knowing your baby is hurting is often compounded by the fact they can’t tell you what’s wrong. While you may have to do some detective work for a cold or earache, it’s pretty easy...Read more

Is Your Child Gripped by Virtual Violence?

Violence on the screen, be it television, computer or cell phone, has become increasingly commonplace in our culture. Although we have rating systems in place to help parents decide what is OK and...Read more

Let’s Talk about ‘the Birds and the Bees’

For a lot of parents, the prospect of talking to their children about sex is among the most dreaded conversations. Plus, the timing of this conversation and what to say can be tricky.  When it...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

CoolSculpting Puts a Freeze on Stubborn Fat

We exercise, maintain a healthy diet and try to stay active in our day-to-day lives and it still doesn’t seem to be enough to remove stubborn fat deposits in some areas of our bodies. This is a...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

Watch the Medicine Cabinet: Teens Are Using Cough Syrup to Get High

Coughs are common during the winter months. It may be necessary for you to run down to the local pharmacy to pick up a prescription or over-the-counter cough syrup for the sick person in your family,...Read more

Tips for Flying if You Have Diabetes

If you’re living with a chronic disease, it’s important to take extra precautions when travelling to maintain your health. Here’s what you need to consider if you have diabetes and will be traveling...Read more

Pumped Up on Steroids: The Risks Outweigh the Benefits

From professional athletes to weekend warriors, the drive to be bigger, faster and stronger is a very real factor in today’s body-conscious climate. Countless magazine covers promise routines for...Read more