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Brynna Connor MD

Keeping your skin safe in the Texas sun

Keeping your skin safe in the Texas sun

The glow … the look of our sun-kissed cheeks … pretty, aren’t they? Then, suddenly, we hit our thirties, and the deleterious effects of our sun-worshipping start to show. Here are some pointers to keeping your skin safer in the Texas sun.

Why do allergies return year after year?

Why do allergies return year after year?

Allergies develop when the body responds with antibodies to a foreign invader. This response builds up over time. Every exposure mounts a stronger response. The body’s response causes tissue destruction, blood vessel dilation, histamine production, and this histamine is then released from the body. Histamine results in itchy, watery eyes, congestion, headache, and the Achoo! … on down the line, and some people develop eczema and/or even asthma or “reactive airway disease.”

Benzodiazepines are not a good long-term solution for anxiety

Benzodiazepines are not a good long-term solution for anxiety

Many people struggle with anxiety and how to manage stress in a healthy way. Unfortunately, mental health concerns have worsened for many people since COVID-19 has caused significant disruptions in peoples’ lives. While benzodiazepines work well for some people in certain situations, they are not a good fit for many— and for many reasons. In particular, benzodiazepines are only meant for short-term use and are not a good solution for people who need long-term help with anxiety.

Grieving the Loss of a Pet

Grieving the Loss of a Pet

Losing a pet can be devastating, even affecting mental and physical health. Here are strategies to help work through the grieving process.

When Can Toddlers Take Vitamins?

When Can Toddlers Take Vitamins?

When should toddlers start taking vitamins? Read the suggestions of Dr. Connor and other medical professionals in this article.

A Guide to Hugging During COVID

A Guide to Hugging During COVID

When is it safe to hug? Many children are itching to hug their grandparents and friends. Parents long to hug their friends and siblings. Hear Dr. Brynna Connor and other medical experts discuss the science of safe hugging.

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to early cognitive impairment in MS https://www.mdedge.com/neurology/article/236681/multiple-sclerosis/vitamin-d-deficiency-linked-early-cognitive-impairment

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