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COVID-19 Booster for Kids Under 12: What Parents Need to Know

Expanding boosters to kids in this age group has many parents asking questions. Amy Edwards, MD, pediatric infectious disease specialist at UH Rainbow, helps answer them.

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After Decades of Unsuccessful Treatments, Woman Finds Relief from Painful Varicose Veins

For years, Anita Nickel was told that compression stockings were the only treatment option for her severe leg pain. Ultimately, she turned to the vascular experts at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute for solutions and relief.

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Is Walking Good Enough Exercise?

Is walking good enough exercise? The short answer is yes.

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Blood Flow Restriction Technique Lightens the Load for Rehabbing Patients

Traditional strength training in physical therapy is being altered with a technique that allows patients to build muscle strength faster using significantly less weight resistance.

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“Magic Mushrooms,” Psilocybin and Mental Health

Psilocybin is the primary psychoactive ingredient found in so-called “magic mushrooms.” Beyond its recreational use, research indicates that controlled psilocybin therapy shows potential for the treatment of mental and behavioral health disorders.

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The Benefits of Boredom

The impact of being overly connected is that we’re always ‘on,’ which doesn’t allow us to relax and impacts our sleep, productivity & mental health. Allowing ourselves to be ‘bored’ stimulates innovation and creativity.

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When to Take Your Child to the Emergency Room for Gastrointestinal Illness

Recently, some doctors have seen an increase in children presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. But when does your child’s stomach illness require emergency care?

Jimisha Sailes and her daughter in front of their Christmas tree

Patient Suffering from Massive Pulmonary Embolism Saved with Use of ECMO

Jimisha Sailes was only 28 when blood clots in her lungs caused her to collapse and pass out. Doctors at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute opted to treat her with ECMO instead of tPA - a decision that saved her life.

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