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Cauliflower crust pizza

Categories: Diabetes  /  Healthy recipes

Our endocrinologist Dr. Vidhya Illuri started Doctor’s Pantry to help her patients stay healthy. Who doesn’t love pizza? Dr. Illuri’s cauliflower crust pizzas are not only delicious, but also diabetic friendly! Cauliflower crust: Preheat oven to 400 degrees 1 (12 oz.) package of riced cauliflower 1 egg 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning Bake 25-35 minutes. Cheese pizza: 4 Tbsp. sugar-free tomato sauce 4 Tbsp. shredded mozzarella Handful of basil Bake 8-10 minutes. Pesto pizza: 4 Tbsp. pesto 3 Tbsp. goat cheese ½ cup mushrooms 1 diced bell pepper Handful …Read More >

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Survive school stress! Part II

Categories: Children's Health  /  News

We continue our series on how to help kids (and parents) cope with stress. In middle school and high school, expectations rise. Dr. Ellen Shrouf, psychologist at the University Health System Behavioral Health Clinic, has some suggestions to help everyone stay cool – even if the PSAT or ACT are looming around the corner. Middle school: Too big for routines (no, really, they aren’t) Middle schoolers think they do not need help and routines. They do. Help them by planning: walk the halls of the new school after hours to make this age comfortable getting everywhere on time AND with …Read More >

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Survive school stress at any age

Categories: Children's Health  /  News

School has started, progress reports are coming in, and stress levels for parents and kids are rising. No matter what ages your children – or you – are, stress can cause a massive meltdown. Dr. Ellen Shrouf, psychologist at the University Health System Behavioral Health Clinic, has some suggestions to help everyone stay cool – even if there’s a test tomorrow and a project that needs construction paper ASAP at 7 p.m. First, remember some basic tips: Develop routines Learn to read your child: predict when they will be overwhelmed Balance social, emotional and academic concerns Model good stress management …Read More >

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Is the Zika virus in Texas?

Categories: News

The recent rains have been great for the Edwards Aquifer, but we all know they’re also good for mosquitoes. Even though the Centers for Disease Control reported much lower incidences of Zika in 2018, people should still take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites. What is Zika? The Zika virus is part of the same family as the viruses that cause yellow fever, West Nile, chikungunya and dengue. It is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. Zika can also be transmitted sexually. It can pose a danger to pregnant women because the virus can be transmitted to the fetus. Is …Read More >

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Why 3D mammograms matter

Categories: Cancer  /  News

If you’re a woman age 40 or older, you probably don’t look forward to the discomfort of your annual mammogram. You may even skip them due to the pain—and risk a tumor going undetected. A better view With the new Hologic 3D mammography technology, University Health System patients will have some relief from the dreaded breast compression—along with earlier, more accurate cancer detection. FDA-approved just this past February, this technology has been installed and is available for patients, said Chris Vineyard, the executive director of radiology services. University Health System is the first to offer this technology in San Antonio. …Read More >