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Acro Yoga

When we work together, there is magic to be made. AcroYoga is a partner-based yoga style that takes us from the realm of practicing solo on the mat into one of co-creating yoga moves influenced by acrobatics and Thai massage.

Vincent F. Honrubia MD, f.a.c.s the Honrubia Technique™

Born in New York and raised on the west coast of California. Like so many of us, Dr. Honrubia moved to the Valley in search of greater opportunity and, in doing so, brought hope and growth to an underserved region. Dr. Honrubia came at a time when there was limited availability of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) specialists in the area, bringing a certain level of prestige to the Valley’s medical system by earning his degrees through the University of California system and doing his internships at Northwestern University and at Columbus Hospital, both in Chicago, Illinois. He was also the first otolaryngologist to offer advanced endoscopic sinus surgery in the Valley.

Driscoll Children’s Surgical Services Team

“Driscoll is a ground-breaking hospital in South Texas,” Almond said. “Driscoll has always been on the leading edge of everything in South Texas, doing things no other hospital in the area could do. We were the first transplant program in South Texas and it’s a great feeling to know you’re part of something special and something that means so much to the families of this area.”

School Starts Soon: Is Your Child Fully Vaccinated?

No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there’s the yearly back-to-school checklist of to-dos like shopping for school supplies, filling out permission forms and, of course, scheduling your child’s pediatric visit at Care Resource. The back-to-school season is a convenient time for putting the appointment on your family’s schedule to make sure that your school-age children, from preschoolers to college students, receive their vaccines.

Understanding the Modern Child

All living things know what to do with their young—except the parents of today, it seems. The old tradition of raising children, which came from an autocratic society, is no longer working in our democratic setting today. It seems that we have to learn new forms of dealing with each other because our relationships have changed. The adult/child relationships in the past were ones of dominance and submission. Today, equality is the only basis on which we’ll ever be able to effectively solve discipline problems. We are witnessing a rebellion of all those who previously were dominated in an autocratic society and who are no longer blindly accepting the dictates of authorities.

Let’s Change the Way We Relate to Food

Childhood obesity is out of control and the poor quality of the food we give our children has been blamed for years. However, this epidemic does not have a single culprit; there are many other situations that are responsible. One of them, and my personal pet peeve, is using food as a reward to stimulate repeat performances or results, such as winning at a competition or earning good grades.

The Path to Obesity Starts in Kindergarten

Childhood weight plays a major role in future obesity, according to a study of more than 7,700 kindergartners. Researchers measured the height and weight of a cohort of children seven times during the course of nine years and found that those who were overweight in kindergarten were four times as likely as normal-weight peers to become obese by age 14. In fact, nearly half of all cases of obesity observed between kindergarten and eighth grade occurred in children who were overweight at age five. This major study suggests that efforts to curb childhood obesity need to start before children enter school.
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Balancing it all: Family, Friends, Work, Alone Time

Today, more than ever, it has become a great challenge for many of us to successfully manage all aspects of our lives. These areas include, but are not limited to: family, work, friendships and time for self. The challenge to effectively balance these key areas is further multiplied when we are dealing with parents or parenthood. Oftentimes, both parents in the household are employed full-time, making time spent as a family unit exceedingly difficult and scarce.