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Available Now: FCM Newsletter FY2024 July – December 2023 Issue

Family and Community Medicine takes pride in reporting departmental accomplishments by publishing newsletters featuring various achievements and special moments. Readers are introduced to our newest faculty, staff, and trainees, and gain insight into the fine work of our devoted clinicians, researchers and educators.

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Our faculty are featured in the following blogs, websites, and videos:

On the 12th day of "Healthmas," our experts shared with us: the importance of getting your annual physical exam - Dec. 22, 2023

The 12 Days of Health Tips from Baylor College of Medicine - Dec. 21, 2023

On the eighth day of "Healthmas," our experts shared with us: why to use portion control - Dec. 18, 2023

On the fourth day of "Healthmas" our experts shared with us: the importance of hydration - Dec. 12, 2023

What to consider when ranking pediatric residency programs - Dec. 5, 2023

Should you work out when you're sick? - Dec. 4, 2023

Opposed vs unopposed family medicine residency programs: A comparative analysis - Nov. 30, 2023

Mailing HPV self-sampling kits to patients boosted cervical cancer screening - Nov. 28, 2023

What exactly are superfoods? Dr. Luis Rustveld breaks it all down - Nov. 25, 2023

Give thanks for healthy diet changes during the holidays - Nov. 23, 2023

Family fun can burn off those extra Thanksgiving calories - Nov. 23, 2023

Gobble up your Thanksgiving turkey with these healthy cooking tips - Nov. 16, 2023

Need ways to health-ify your pumpkin spice latte? Dr. Luis Rustveld shares some tips - Nov. 15, 2023

What to consider when ranking family medicine residency programs - Nov. 14, 2023

Use childhood games to inspire your adult workouts - Nov. 9, 2023

Leftover antibiotics 'major barrier to antimicrobial stewardship' - Nov. 8, 2023

Building a soup-er meal - Nov. 7, 2023

Is drinking too much water dangerous? The surprising dangers of drinking too much water - Nov. 3, 2023

Going back to in-person residency interviews: How to prepare & what to expect - Oct. 25, 2023

Three levels of your pumpkin spice latte - Oct. 23, 2023

Antibiotics 'like gold' for some, driving inappropriate use - Oct. 16, 2023

IDWeek TV Episode 2: Use of antibiotics without a prescription - Oct. 13, 2023

Making friends in med school: How to find your people - Oct. 12, 2023

'Like gold': Patients cite reasons for nonprescription antibiotic use - Oct. 12, 2023

Antibiotics "like gold" for some patients: Personal beliefs and health care barriers drive inappropriate antibiotic use - Oct. 11, 2023

What is a superfood? - Sept. 28 2023

Med School Burnout: Know the signs, causes, & how to manage it - Sept. 26, 2023

U.S. Drug overdose deaths more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2020 - Sept. 12, 2023

Lifesaving medicine hits retail shelves THIS MONTH. Should you stock up? - Sept. 12, 2023

Geographic 'hot spots' for cigarette, firearm deaths in the U.S. - Aug. 29, 2023

Residency Applicants: Your guide to the MyERAS impactful experiences section - Aug. 22, 2023

Diabetes self-management and gender disparities - Aug. 18, 2023

How to explain educational gaps on your residency application - Aug. 15, 2023

What to know about the new ERAS program signaling feature - Aug. 8, 2023

Here's your back-to-school vaccination schedule - Aug. 7, 2023

Feeling hot, hot, hot? Dr. Maria Mejia breaks down warning signs of heat illness - Aug. 1, 2023

Think it's hotter than it’s ever been? You're right - July 28, 2023

Many sports supplements have no trace of their key ingredients - July 26, 2023

Some facts and myths on the heat as Houston braves the summer - July 24, 2023

Should you wait 30 minutes to swim after eating? Some heat-related myths you shouldn't believe - July 21, 2023

Need Vitamin D, but need to watch the sun? Here's how you do it - July 21, 2023

What to know about the new 2024 MyERAS application - July 18, 2023

10 tips for effectively using flashcards in medical board exam preparation - July 17, 2023

How to handle difficult medical board exam questions that you're unsure about - July 6, 2023

How much water do you need to stay hydrated? Dr. Mike Ren breaks it all down! - July 6, 2023

U.S. infant mortality declined, but low birth weight, preterm births increased - June 29, 2023

Drink up! How much water do you really need to stay hydrated? - June 27, 2023

Heights opens 2 cooling centers as temperatures soar - June 23, 2023

This summer, could you spot the signs of heat illness? - June 17, 2023

Austin heat grows dangerous - June 15, 2023

Dangerous heat targets Houston this week - June 13, 2023

Why you keep getting strep throat - June 7, 2023

Medical check-up and emergency kit: We explain how you should prepare before traveling - June 2, 2023

Traveling? Here's your family medical checklist - May 27, 2023

Top Step 2 FAQs: Everything you need to know before the exam - May 25, 2023

Here's why parents should have Narcan, the drug that reverses an opioid overdose, at home: 'This is a lifesaving medication' - May 23, 2023

Suicide rates for 13- and 14-year-olds doubled from 2008 to 2018 - May 12, 2023

Alarming rates of teen suicide continue to increase in the U.S. - April 26, 2023

The truth about fried food - April 25, 2023

How to communicate in medical consultations: A case study - March 31, 2023

Tips for communicating with patients during residency - March 24, 2023

From boot blisters to allergies, here's how to avoid ailments during Houston Rodeo season - Feb. 28, 2023

Heart break doesn't feel good in a place like this - Feb. 13, 2023

Savor brunch nutritiously - Jan. 26, 2023

New year, new travel: Stay healthy on the move - Jan. 7, 2023

What is the essence of our humanity? - Dec. 23, 2022

5 things to do when you have a cold - Dec. 21, 2022  

Young children get 6 to 8 viruses a year. Here's what parents need to know - Dec. 19, 2022  

Masks recommended for vulnerable patients as three viruses hit Houston - Dec. 14, 2022

TAFP Member of the Month: Crystal Nwagwu, M.D. - Nov. 7, 2022

These are the best cold remedies according to doctors - Oct. 28, 2022

Healthy Habits: Paolo Dugo aims for eight hours of sleep and enjoys playing basketball - Oct. 10, 2022

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Oct. 7, 2022

TLC Diet - Sept. 13, 2022

6 tips to kickstart your day - Aug. 10, 2022

The path forward: a more inclusive healthcare system - Aug. 5, 2022

Healthcare as a human right - July 29, 2022

Stay Safe in Summer's Sizzle - July 16, 2022

Beat the Humidity - July 13, 2022

Staying cool under high heat - July 12, 2022

Difficult Transition Led IMG to Leadership Roles - April 18, 2022

Skincare 103: Supplements and your skin - April 4, 2022

Don't stay thirsty, my friends - Jan. 27, 2022

Make small, long-term changes to your fitness resolutions this year - Jan. 20, 2022

Returning to Routine Care and Health Screenings are Not Only Safe, They Could Save Your Life - Jan. 6, 2022

Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Xinqi Mike Ren - Dec. 7, 2021

Myths and truths about urinary tract infections - Aug. 19, 2021

The First Steps: Reflections on Starting the Academic Detailing Journey - July 28, 2021

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