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Children as young as six months are now eligible for the shot.

Heading into the holiday season can be overwhelming. UT Health Austin's Clinical Manager of Social Work and Integrated Behavioral Health Cynthia Corral, LCSW, shares how practicing mindfulness can help keep the upcoming holidays merry and bright.

COVID-19 General Health Dec 8, 2021

With the holidays comes shopping, lots of shopping, which can become a complicated task as we continue to navigate COVID-19. Follow this guide to limit your exposure to and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne illnesses to ensure we all enjoy a happy and safe holiday season.

If you test positive for COVID-19 while pregnant and are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms, UT Health Austin maternal-fetal medicine specialist Alison Cahill, MD, MSCI, recommends considering monoclonal antibody infusion therapy within the first 10 days of symptom onset to help lessen the severity of the disease for both you and your unborn baby. Find out why.

COVID-19 Videos Aug 2, 2021

UT Health Austin internal medicine specialist W. Michael Brode, MD, serves as the Medical Director of UT Health Austin’s Post-COVID-19 Program. Learn how this program is committed to expanding the collective capacity to care for COVID-19 “long-haulers” across Central Texas by developing clinical guidance and educational support for frontline healthcare professionals.

UT Health Austin deploys mobile COVID-19 vaccination efforts to ensure vulnerable populations and those in underserved Austin communities have access to the care they need.

UT Health Austin physicians are making it possible for patients and families to receive the care they need by eliminating barriers in healthcare access. Find out how cross clinic collaboration and care coordination helped a caregiver and her family better care for their mother during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, December 14, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., UT Health Austin became the first Central Texas medical facility to receive the first round of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. Learn more about UT Health Austin's plans to begin administering vaccinations to frontline healthcare personnel beginning the morning of Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

UT Health Austin geriatric psychiatrist Gayle Ayers, DO, shares tips on navigating visitation with residents in long-term care facilities during COVID-19.

UT Health Austin’s Director of Clinical Social Work and Integrated Behavioral Health, Donna Shanor, LCSW, LCDC, discusses how UT Health Austin’s Integrated Behavior Health team is working diligently to continue gathering and connecting patients to resources to help ease the emotional, physical, and financial hardships that patients are facing as they navigate the changing COVID-19 public health crisis.

UT Health Austin pediatric behavioral and mental health specialists practicing in UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children's explain the impact of changes related to COVID-19 on children and offer solutions and resources to parents on how to help them adjust during these times of uncertainty.

COVID-19 General Health Aug 3, 2020

UT Health Austin supportive and survivorship specialist Elizabeth Kvale, MD, MSPH, who serves as the Survivorship Medical Director of the Livestrong Cancer Institutes, shares the importance of choosing a medical decision maker who can voice your care preferences if you find yourself in a situation where you cannot make medical decisions for yourself.

COVID-19 Jul 20, 2020

Edward Bernacki, MD, MPH, offers health safety suggestions for the construction industry and provides insight on COVID-19 transmission, testing, workplace screening, and preventative measures during a Q&A session with construction industry members.

Cancer COVID-19 Surgery Jul 6, 2020

Due to COVID-19, patient Ben Dowell had to navigate a changing healthcare system as well as weigh the risk of exposure to receive care during an evolving pandemic. Find out how he overcame these challenges after receiving a cancer diagnosis.

UT Health Austin internal medicine specialist Scott Selinger, MD, FACP, shares advice on safely celebrating the Fourth of July during COVID-19.

The Fourth of July is the most dangerous American holiday of the year. Stay safe by avoiding these common Independence Day accidents and continuing to take CDC-recommended precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

When you are under stress for a prolonged period of time, it can cause or worsen a variety of health problems. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of the stress you are feeling, find ways to better manage that stress, and know who to contact if you need help.

COVID-19 Orthopedics Videos Jun 17, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, UT Health Austin has expanded healthcare delivery options. Learn how the Musculoskeletal Institute's approach to telehealth ensures patients continue to receive high-value care in a multidisciplinary environment.

COVID-19 General Health Jun 5, 2020

Explore guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how employees can stay healthy as they continue to navigate the public health threat of COVID-19.

COVID-19 General Health Jun 1, 2020

If you are a business owner and making efforts to reopen soon or have already reopened, explore these interim guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help protect your employees and customers from COVID-19.

Learn more about your body's immune system and how exactly immunity works.

COVID-19 Women's Health May 11, 2020

Are you and your partner trying to conceive or currently pregnant? UT Health Austin obstetrician-gynecologist Lauren Thaxton, MD, addresses uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and pregnancy.

COVID-19 Videos May 4, 2020

Managing COVID-19 may depend on robust contact tracing programs. But what exactly is contact tracing, and how does it help society battle infectious diseases? Learn the basics of this time-tested public health strategy and what you can do, starting now, to help your community in the fight against COVID-19.

Explore COVID-19 precautions for those employees who are returning to work.

COVID-19 May 1, 2020

We've all head that medical masks are in short supply. Find out how a team of engineers, medical professionals, software and other information technology specialists, 3D printing experts, and more, have come together to make sure that frontline healthcare workers have the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to do their jobs.

Having to self-quarantine and practice social distancing has created disruptions to our daily routines that can impact our healthy eating habits. UT Health Austin dietitian Krystle Zuniga, PhD, RD, LD, is here to offer tips on how to maintain a healthy diet as you continue to navigate this new normal.

Has working from home become, quite literally, a pain in the neck? While we can’t relieve the pressure your boss may be putting on you, UT Health Austin chiropractors can help you make minor adjustments to your workspace to reduce your joint pain.

COVID-19 Videos Apr 22, 2020

Whether it be for work, school, or catching up with friends and family, video conferencing has become an important part of our daily lives. Check out these seven tips on looking and sounding your best during video conference calls.

COVID-19 Apr 15, 2020

Learn how Dell Medical School's Chief of Primary Care and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Internal Medicine created a convenient online system to monitor COVID-19 symptoms while patients stay safe and comfortable at home.

COVID-19 General Health Apr 7, 2020

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the CDC has recommended wearing cloth face masks when you are carrying out essential errands. Find out how to properly make, wear, remove, and clean your mask at home.

Excessive time spent at home may lead to a more sedentary lifestyle. If you are experiencing aches and pains from lack of movement, explore these at-home physical therapy exercises to help relax tense muscles, reduce aches, and make you feel better overall.

COVID-19 Apr 3, 2020

While your at-home work environment may be less than ideal, it doesn’t have to put the brakes on your daily productivity. UT Health Austin social workers are here to help you create a productive work environment in conjunction with your busy everyday home life.

Don't overlook the benefits of fitting exercise into your daily routine just because you're stuck at home. UT Health Austin physical therapists have compiled effective ways for you to fit in a good workout that require no equipment, no gym, and little to no money.

COVID-19 Mar 30, 2020

There is a lot of information going around about COVID-19. UT Health Austin healthcare providers want you to be informed and stay up to date on ways to remain healthy and what you can do to help.

If you are experiencing anxiety or stress related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, this is a normal reaction. During this tough time, it’s important monitor your own physical and mental health and find ways of coping that work best for you. Explore these tips shared by UT Health Austin social workers to help ease your COVID-19 anxiety and stress.

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