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Splishin’ and Splashin’

Your guide to water safety this summer.

Swimming is the most popular summer activity, but it is not without risks.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1-14, and about 60% of drowning deaths among children occur in swimming pools.

So, with that in mind, we’ve put together a few of the most important safety tips.

SWIMMING LESSONS

If your child doesn’t yet know how to swim, it’s time for swimming lessons. The Austin Parks...Read more

Spring has sprung! And so has another allergy season.

It’s spring allergy season again, with its tell-tale signs of coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, scratchy throat, and accompanying itchiness.

Allergies affect about 40% of all children, so every spring Bee Well sees an increase in those symptoms among our patients.

The symptoms can be misleading, because they are similar to those associated with the viral infection of a common cold. However, itching is usually a sign of allergens instead of a virus.

In severe cases, allergies can cause more serious symptoms — such as rash, hives and even difficulty breathing ...Read more

Food Buyer’s Guide to Health and Wellness

by Jessica Morgan, MD

Whole, real, fresh food is the most powerful medicine you can use to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic illnesses. As a consumer of groceries, what you buy has an impact on agriculture, energy consumption, the environment, politics, the economy, and your biology. The more demand there is for clean and healthy food, the cheaper and more available it will become. You have the opportunity every time you make a purchase to be part of the change towards a healthier you, a healthier family, a healthier community, a healthier world.

To make room for health-giving food...Read more

Families That Eat Together, Stay Healthy Together: Why making family meal time a top priority is good for kids and their long term health.

Jessica Morgan, MD

It’s no longer news that obesity and all its related chronic diseases are plaguing the US and a good portion of the rest of world. The U.S. has the highest rates of overweight and obesity of all high income countries. Currently 30% of the American population is classified as obese. By 2030, it is estimated that this rate will be closer to 50%. Obesity now affects children in alarming amounts. Roughly 20% of U.S. children ages 2-19 years are obese. These statistics effect us all in ways you may not think of- close to 30% of young people in the U.S. are now too heavy to q...Read more

Say Buzz Off to Mosquitos This Summer

by Dr. Jessica Morgan, MD

Summertime in Texas brings longer, sunnier days, countless outdoor activities, and those relentless mosquitos! Here’s how to reduce your chances of becoming a mosquito buffet and what to do to bring relief to annoying, painful, and itchy bites. Mosquitos can carry and spread deadly diseases such as West Nile Virus, so it’s important to know how to protect yourself and your family from the pesky critters.

Prevention can include use of repellents such as these described below:

DEET. This is the most commonly used active ingre...Read more