Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living Blog


  • 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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  • Bike to School Week: How This Kindergartner Bikes During COVID-19 Homeschooling

    Bike to School Week: How This Kindergartner Bikes During COVID-19 Homeschooling

    May 21, 2020

    My son is an active kindergarten boy. He loves to play, be outdoors, build Legos, read, but lately he has a passion for riding his special green bike. Since we have been at home the past 8 weeks, he has really increased his bike riding.

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  • Bike to School Week : Ride with your Family

    Bike to School Week : Ride with your Family

    May 8, 2020

    In this time when spirits can be low and the day can appear dark, the bicycle is the perfect way to escape the monotony of being at home in a safe and healthy way.

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  • Climate Change and Nutrition

    Climate Change and Nutrition

    May 5, 2020

    By 2050, the global population is expected to reach 9.7 billion people. Feeding two billion more people than the current global population would, by itself, be an extraordinary challenge. Feeding two billion additional people—while also facing significant temperature increases, more extreme weather events, changes in water availability, and loss of land resulting from climate change—will undoubtedly strain global food production and lead to food insecurity for millions of individuals around the globe.

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