We sit down with Dr. Tamera Cole, DVM and owner of Steiner Ranch Animal Hospital, to take a deep dive into the world of dermatological health for pets. We all know allergy season is a beast this time of year, and our pets deal with it, too! Dr. Cole has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1990, and her goal is to give her clients’ pets high-quality care with convenience, confidence, and compassion.
Some of trendiest careers these days are in health and life coaching fields. Over the past few years, I have seen many friends and influencers claim this title. So, what exactly does their coaching entail? Are there qualifications required to call oneself a health/life coach? Do you need a life coach? I got these answers and more when I interviewed a local health coach, Jennifer Turner as well as the co-founder of the fastest-growing online health education platform, Carey Peters.
We sit down with Dr. Koushik Shaw of Austin Urology Institute to discuss the importance of prostate and testicular exams for men of all ages. Dr. Shaw has over 20 years of experience in medicine and completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Boston University School of Medicine. He also studied under and worked with Dr. Irwin Goldstein, one of the original investigators of Viagra®. Most notably, Dr. Shaw is a member of the first da Vinci Robotic Surgery Program and is recognized as a leader in the urology field among his peers.
Have you battled acne your whole life? Or has acne begun showing up now that you’ve reached your late 20s or early 30s? We know that acne can take a serious toll on overall quality of life, especially when it comes to your self-esteem. We sat down with Brianna Kay, MPAS, PA-C, Certified Physician Assistant of Westlake Dermatology to get the low-down on all things Accutane and why, for some people, it’s the godsend of all acne medications.
Plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the thick tissue that connects the heel to the bone, affects more than 3 million people a year. After initial onset, treatment is difficult. Mike Fuentes, Fitness Coach at Pure Austin, explains why this condition affects so many people and what we can do for prevention.
Due to rising rates of childhood obesity and diabetes in Texas, non-alcohol induced fatty liver disease is the number one need for transplant in young adults. We sat down with Dr. Poordad of the Texas Liver Institute to learn what is behind this epidemic. Even though Dr. Poordad himself pioneered the now FDA-approved treatment for Hepatitis C, he says we need to get to the root of the problem instead of relying on a pill to cure liver disease associated with obesity.
“The Importance of Probiotics” is a series of three articles on why probiotics support a healthy gut, how to incorporate them into your diet, as well as a no-nonsense shopping guide. This is the second installment, which delves into the probiotics and prebiotics consumer guide.