Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living Blog


  • Climate Change Impacts Children

    Climate Change Impacts Children

    August 11, 2021

    Climate change is “any change in average weather that lasts for a long period of time, like warming temperatures.” Climate change can cause extreme heat, flooding, wildfires, and other natural disasters. These natural disasters could be flooding, wildfires, heat waves etc.

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  • Hydrating Foods

    Hydrating Foods

    July 21, 2021

    This summer it is important to stay hydrated. Drinking water is important and eating foods that are high in water content is another way to stay hydrated. Below are 9 foods that are high in water content. Incorporating these foods into your diet can be a great way to make sure you are getting enough water.

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  • Sun Safety

    Sun Safety

    July 7, 2021

    After covering heat safety and water consumption tips in our latest blog, our next summer safety topic is on sun safety. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Too much sun exposure can cause skin cancer by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. UV rays are an invisible type of radiation that can come from the sun.

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  • Heat Safety and Water Consumption tips

    Heat Safety and Water Consumption tips

    June 23, 2021

    Our next summer safety topic is heat safety. During the summer months, especially in Texas, heat can be very intense. Remember to follow precautions to protect yourself and others.

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  • Summer Boating Safety Tips

    Summer Boating Safety Tips

    June 10, 2021

    This summer we will be reviewing summer safety topics. The first topic is boater safety. In the summer months boating is a very fun activity especially in the heat, but before you go boating this summer it is important to prepare.

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  • Concerns among Central Texas Residents during COVID-19 Pandemic

    Concerns among Central Texas Residents during COVID-19 Pandemic

    May 21, 2021

    “I'm extremely concerned about my parent's exposure level to COVID because their jobs required them to return back to work (chemical plant and elementary school teacher) and I'm concerned that if we get COVID, we'll be the percentage of people who are not healthy enough to survive it because we are overweight and I occasionally smoke cigarettes every few days (my husband smokes every day) ….”

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  • Lectureship Spotlight: Anthony B. Iton, MD, JD, MPH

    Lectureship Spotlight: Anthony B. Iton, MD, JD, MPH

    April 8, 2021

    Join us on April 22 for the 2021 Michael & Susan Dell Center Lectureship in Child Health! This year we are recognizing Anthony B. Iton, MD, JD, MPH for his continued work at the intersection of public health and social justice.

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  • Helpful Ways to Enjoy more Fruits and Veggies

    Helpful Ways to Enjoy more Fruits and Veggies

    March 22, 2021

    This is the last week of National Nutrition Month®, and this week's theme is incorporating fruits and veggies into meals. Below are some helpful ways to enjoy more fruits and veggies. There are also some tips and tricks for hiding veggies or fruit in different foods!

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  • Staying Active While Working from Home

    Staying Active While Working from Home

    March 15, 2021

    This is the third week of National Nutrition Month® and this week's theme is physical activity. Below are some helpful tips to stay active while working from home. I have also included a beginner workout that can be done at home with no equipment.

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  • Tips and Tricks for Staying Healthy at Home

    Tips and Tricks for Staying Healthy at Home

    March 8, 2021

    It is still National Nutrition Month®! Our theme this week is staying healthy while staying home. It can be even more difficult to stay healthy while spending more time at home, but below are some helpful tips to encourage healthy habits while home. I have also included a list of certain foods that have the potential to decrease anxiety and boost your mood.

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