Health and Wellness Blog

RediClinic wants every patient to be happy and healthy. Here you’ll find expert health advice, information about disease prevention and the latest developments in medicine, and inspiration to help you reach your healthy living goals.

Study: Flu Shot OK for Pregnant Women Who Were Previously Immunized


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have long recommended that individuals age six months and older* get an annual flu shot. The best time to get the flu shot is early in the fall, if possible, to prevent the spread of the disease. A flu shot is especially important for pregnant women, who are more susceptible to serious ill...

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Flu Shots Now Available at All RediClinic Health Clinics


Cooler weather is an important reminder to protect yourself and those you love from a potentially severe flu season. Strains of the flu virus usually start spreading in October but can start sickening people as early as September. Flu shots have proven to be one of the most effective ways to stop this serious disease. The best time to get a ...

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4 Reasons Allergy Symptoms May Be Worse in Fall


Most people associate springtime with hay fever and allergies, but fall can be just as allergy-inducing as the spring months. Here’s why as the days get shorter, your runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat might worsen. Ragweed pollinates in the fall. The most common fall allergy is ragweed, a soft-stemmed weed that produces vast am...

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Family Corner: What is Pink Eye?


The American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates that three million school days are lost in U.S. public schools every year due to pink eye infections. As children are now back in school, be aware of the symptoms of this highly contagious infection and how to stop it. Symptoms of Pink Eye Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a common e...

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Study: Obese Children at Four Times the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes


In conjunction with National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, RediClinic continues to remind parents, grandparents and loved ones that the obesity epidemic is having far-reaching effects on children as well as adults. Nearly 13 million American children and teens are considered obese, and new research shows that as the prevalence of obesit...

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Vaccine Spotlight: The Meningitis B (MenB) Vaccine


RediClinic recently began offering Serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine as part of our immunization services. Let’s take a closer look at this vaccine and its benefits for children. What is Meningitis B? Meningococcal meningitis is an inflammation of the tissues covering the brain and spinal cord. Children and teens are most at risk of...

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Top 3 Health Risks After Hurricane Harvey


RediClinic is proud to be Houston Strong! After the devastation and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, RediClinic has reopened 21 of its 22 clinics located in Houston and the surrounding area. Board-certified clinicians are available seven days a week to help our communities stay healthy as we all work to recover. (more…)

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Who Needs a Tetanus Booster Shot


Did you know that spores of the tetanus bacteria Clostridium tetani are all around us? The bacteria live in dust, soil, manure and other environmental agents. They typically enter the body through a cut or puncture wound from a contaminated object, or even a break in the skin. The feet are especially vulnerable because of their proximity to ...

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CDC Finds Zika-Bearing Mosquitoes More Prevalent Than Previously Reported


According to newly released data, federal health officials have found that mosquitoes that spread Zika virus and other diseases are more widespread among U.S. counties and states than originally thought. The research focused on data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through December 2016 and was published in t...

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Preteen & Teen School Immunization Requirements: What Parents Should Know


National Immunization Awareness Month in August is the ideal time to ensure all members of your family are current on recommended vaccines. By ensuring both children and adults are up-to-date on vaccinations, you can prevent harmful diseases from affecting your family. (more…)

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