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  • Thriving During the Holidays: Mindfulness Activities

    Thriving During the Holidays: Mindfulness Activities

    November 25, 2020

    Make sure to take some time for yourself this holiday season to destress. Mindfulness exercises and activities can be a great way to center yourself and your family during the hectic holiday season. We’ve compiled some ideas for you to try alone or with family and friends.

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  • Thriving During the Holidays: Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

    Thriving During the Holidays: Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

    November 19, 2020

    There are many ways to celebrate the Holidays while staying healthy! These are some fun healthier recipes to try out this Thanksgiving.

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  • Snapshot of Concerns among Texas Residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Snapshot of Concerns among Texas Residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    October 26, 2020

    The coronavirus outbreak has forced many Americans to work from home or shelter-in-place for the last nine months. The mandatory stay-at-home order issued by most U.S. states has affected Americans in different ways.

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  • Ideas for a Socially Distanced Halloween

    Ideas for a Socially Distanced Halloween

    October 20, 2020

    It may seem like Halloween is cancelled this year amidst social distancing due to COVID-19, but there are still many ways to celebrate Halloween in a safe way. You might just have to get creative!

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  • National Hispanic Heritage Month: Ballet Folklórico

    National Hispanic Heritage Month: Ballet Folklórico

    October 12, 2020

    It’s National Hispanic Heritage month! This designation honors the achievements, cultures, contributions, and history of both Hispanic and Latinx American people.

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  • Q&A with Dr. Jennifer Orlet Fisher

    Q&A with Dr. Jennifer Orlet Fisher

    September 30, 2020

    Next Thursday, the 5th annual Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship will take place virtually with the help of the UTHealth School of Public Health. The goal of this lectureship is to promote and inspire academics, providers, public health students and community residents to stimulate the fields of primary prevention and community pediatrics.

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  • Prenatal Exposure to Tobacco Q&A with Dr. Brianna Moore

    Prenatal Exposure to Tobacco Q&A with Dr. Brianna Moore

    September 4, 2020

    Earlier this year Dr. Moore and her team published the Prenatal Exposure to Tobacco and Offspring Neurocognitive Development in the Healthy Start Study in the Journal of Pediatrics. The researchers explored the associations between prenatal exposure to tobacco and neurocognitive development in the absence of prematurity or low birth weight.

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  • Flexible Parenting During COVID-19

    Flexible Parenting During COVID-19

    July 29, 2020

    As a parent of three children under the age of twelve, I have been dealing with the same pandemic-related stressors as millions of other parents across the country since March.

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  • How to Reopen K-12 Schools in the Safest Way Possible: Things to consider during the COVID-19 pandemic

    How to Reopen K-12 Schools in the Safest Way Possible: Things to consider during the COVID-19 pandemic

    June 30, 2020

    In the United States, school closings impacted approximately 56.6 million students and their families. As all 50 states have begun reopening in some way, there’s increasing debate of when it will be safe for schools to resume in-person classes.

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  • How to stay active while at home during COVID-19

    How to stay active while at home during COVID-19

    May 26, 2020

    Staying physically active during times of stress – like the current public health pandemic – may not be a family’s top priority. However, maintaining an active routine at home can go a long way in supporting our physical and mental well-being. Not only does physical activity help children learn better and lead healthier lives, it can help reduce stress.

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