Health Library Explorer
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A-Z Listings Contact Us
Health Library
Translate

Shingles: A Ghost of Chickenpox Past

If you had chickenpox as a kid, you are at risk for shingles. The virus that causes chickenpox lies dormant in the nerves near your spine and can erupt as a rash and pain later in life.

Read more

Live Long and Prosper!

Take this quiz and find out if you've got what it takes to live a long, healthy life.

Take quiz

Delete the Heat: Cool Meal Making for a Hot Summer's Night

Ban the BBQ.  Overlook the oven. Make a satisfying summer meal with fresh vegetables, fruits, and ordinary items from the pantry or fridge.

Read more

slider loader
Contact Our Health Professionals
Follow Us
WELLNESS CENTER
Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.
Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    True or false: In most cases of scoliosis, doctors cannot determine the cause.

    When a person is attempting to have a baby, fertile times become an important factor. Using information about your cycles will help to predict your more fertile times and when you will ovulate.

    'ContentRotator' failed to load. See log for details.

    Sometimes, people who abuse drugs aren't aware they have a problem. This assessment is for people who regularly use drugs and wonder if they have issues with abuse or addiction.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your doctor see directly inside your entire colon using a flexible tube. It can detect intestinal problems such as bleeding or early signs of colorectal cancer. In this video, you'll learn what you might experience during a colonoscopy and what to expect given your particular results.

      Here’s a heart-stuttering statistic: Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease. Many of those deaths could be prevented. How? Start with being better informed about what it takes to keep your heart healthy.

         

        Support UTMB | For UTMB Employees | Site Index | Privacy Policy | Required Links | Contact Us

        Copyright © 2013 The University of Texas Medical Branch ® Member, Texas Medical Center ®
        Managed by UTMB Health Marketing and Communications. Contact us.
        301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0144