HealthLeader

An Online Wellness Magazine produced by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

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5 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel:

Holiday travel can take a toll on your health if you are not careful, according to Amy Laude, M.D., a family medicine practitioner with UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)....

Not Looking Back: Weight and health issues left a young Texas teen with a bleak outlook, until a new doctor and a new plan got her on the right path

If you had asked 16-year-old Cheyenne Cameron two years ago about her goals for the future, she might have come up short on answers. She had gained weight, developed hypertension, was having almost daily migraines and struggled with depression and anxiety. She felt bad all the time and it was starting to affect her self-esteem and outlook on life. The normally upbeat and positive teenager became a shell of her old self....

Shock to the System: Abnormal heart rhythms feel scary. How serious are they?

Back in the 1980s, the Go-Go’s assured us that “they got the beat.” However, what if the beat — the heartbeat, that is — isn’t so rhythmic?

Once and For All: The concept behind obesity medicine is helping to keep the weight off

If you’re overweight, you’re not alone. One-third of Americans are overweight while another third struggle with obesity. As you already know, being overweight is hazardous to your health. Obesity is a risk factor for 226 diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and many types of cancer. The cost of obesity as a disease in the United States exceeds $1 trillion annually....

Mobile Health Care: How smartphones and new technology could improve your health

Technology has made our world more connected; we can reach out to people in seconds, and endless knowledge is available at the tap of a thumb or button. But how do people use that power as it relates to their health?

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