Video: SHF hosts PVAMU Summer Program for the Second Year

SHF had the pleasure of speaking to the incoming freshman a part of the Prairie View A&M University Summer Program for the second year in a row. During their visit to our Bellaire Health Center, they were able to hear from our management team and providers about how we serve the community. It also gave […]

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Contact Lenses at St. Hope Foundation

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation August is contact lens awareness month, so let’s get some of you aware of what we have here at St. Hope Foundation in the form of contact lenses! Some of you like to transition between glasses and contact lenses, some of you […]

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Common Football Injuries And How To Prevent Them

The University of Colorado Denver estimates that over 444,000 boys’ football players were injured during the 2016-2017 school year between competition and practice settings. While more safeguards have been implemented during game time, there are also ways to prevent injuries before hitting the field. To learn about our pediatric services click here. Common Football Injuries […]

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Is Your Child Ready for a Smartphone?

There is no exact age for when a child should receive a smartphone but below are some general guidelines and statistics to help you make your own choice for you and your child. To learn more about St Hope Foundation Pediatric services click here.

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Do I Have Strep Throat or a Cold?

A sore throat is often one of the first signs of a cold. If your sort throat persists for more than a few days, it may indicate something more serious, such as a strep throat. See our infographic below for more information. To learn more about our pediatric services click here.  

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What You Should Know About Concussions and Kids

Concussions are frequently associated with football, hockey and other contact sports, but they can happen to anyone doing just about anything. In fact, bicycle accidents, falls on the playground or even strong body blows can cause concussions. It is a common misconception that they only occur when someone loses consciousness. In most cases, concussions are […]

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What Parents Need to Know About Dry Drowning

Many parents understand the dangers that pools and other bodies of water pose to young children, especially those who are not strong swimmers. Drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S., with nearly 10 fatal incidents each day – half of those involving children under age 14. However, drowning is not […]

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What is a Visual Acuity Test?

There’s a good chance you’ve taken a visual acuity test before. During this test, you are asked to identify letters on a chart to determine your sight. This is commonly known as an eye exam, but it’s technically known as a visual acuity test. Despite the practice being more than a century old, these tests […]

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10 Amazing Facts About Your Eyes

Despite how much we rely on our eyes each day, it’s easy to forget how extraordinary they truly are. Here are 10 amazing facts about your eyes that will put your greatness into perspective.

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