HealthLeader

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

Health Topics - Relationships

A Miraculous Journey: David’s growth from frailest baby to fledgling baseball player

At 10 months old and weighing just 10 pounds, David was so weak and behind in development that he couldn’t even sit up. But now the bubbly 4-year-old is growing fast and thriving. In fact, the big Houston Astros fan is already swinging baseball bats, and he even has a mean left-handed pitch....

Identity Crisis: Discrimination of gender and sexual minorities jeopardizes their well-being

Nearly a decade ago, Ann Elder and her husband adopted a healthy baby girl to join their family. As her daughter grew up, Elder noticed that she was quite the tomboy — she loved to wear boys’ clothes, play sports and watch television programs about warriors and other masculine characters. At first, Elder waved it off, saying that she had been a tomboy, too, when she was young. She then noticed that every time her child played with friends, she always identified as a boy....

Wanting to Help: Taking action when you fear someone is dealing with mental illness

“Know-it-all.” “Bossy.”  “Intrusive.” 

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