Doc Talk Blogs

Putting the Brakes on Car Sickness

Does this sound familiar? You get your family into the car for a long trip. Things seem to be going pretty well until one of your children tells you their stomach hurts or they don’t feel well....Read more

UTIs and Kids

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in kids are more common than you might think - especially in girls. In fact, by the time children are 8, about 8 percent of girls and 2 percent of boys have...Read more

Why Playing Outdoors Is Important for Kids

We see copy-and-paste posts on Facebook about the “good old days” when kids left the house at 8 a.m., played outdoors and didn’t come home until the street lights came on. They almost always draw...Read more

How to Handle Bad Language in Toddlers

Many of us have done it. We’ve slipped and said a not-so-nice word in passing to another adult in front of a toddler, forgetting that toddlers are little sponges, soaking up everything we’re saying...Read more

When to Talk to Your Doctor About Your Child’s Toe Walking

It seems like parents today are inundated with information about milestones their children should be meeting. There’s too much online information that falsely frightens new parents about their...Read more

Mumps in Texas Hits a 20-Year High

The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting that cases of mumps have hit a 20-year high in Texas. This may come as a surprise to those of us who grew up thinking mumps were a thing of...Read more

Men Need to Pay Attention to Skincare Too

Men typically take the spartan approach when it comes to skincare – a bare-bones routine that involves splashing their faces with some water and drying it off. For some, there may even be a bar of...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

Tips for Dealing with ‘Chemo Brain’

Many of my cancer patients on chemotherapy come to me at some point asking about mental cloudiness. Since starting treatment, they’ve experienced memory lapses, trouble concentrating, problems...Read more

Ulcers: The 411

You’ve probably heard someone say, at least once in your life, “Quit worrying; you’ll get an ulcer.”  I see a lot of patients who suffer from some form of stomach distress and ulcers are more...Read more

What to Do for a Canker Sore

Canker sores are painful, frustrating conditions that some people deal with over and over again. Let’s talk about what they are, what you should do if you have one and whether or not they can be...Read more

There Are Risks with Sleeping too Much?

So many people are chasing a good night’s rest that the thought of getting too much sleep sounds crazy. The truth is, oversleeping can cause problems just as not getting enough shut-eye does. ...Read more

Presbyopia Appearing at Younger Ages

Getting older is something most of us don’t want to address. Not only does your body begin to slowly betray you, but often times, other things start to go as well – like your eye sight. New research...Read more

Should You Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever?

The belief you should feed a cold and starve a fever goes all the way back to at least the 1570s, when it was thought that fasting was the best remedy for a fever and eating would help you get rid of...Read more