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Birth Control Guide

Access this document from FDA and Office of Women´s Health for information on various birth control options to help you decide.

The Empower House

 

Empower House (formerly Martinez Street Women’s Center) was founded in 1999 with a mission to improve reproductive health services and access for women — primarily brown and Black women — on the East Side of San Antonio.

https://empowerhousesa.org/

Institute For Healthy Childhood Weight

Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics this website has resources for parents and healthcare providers focused on Early Feeding, Healthy Active Living for Families, Physical Activity (special sections on sport in time of the COVID-19 pandemic), and access to several Apps for healthy living for movement and cooking as a family.
Check out the website and explore.

https://www.aap.org/en/patient-care/institute-for-healthy-childhood-weight/parent-and-patient-resources-for-healthy-childhood-weight/

Immunization Action Coalition

This website has information on all vaccines including Covid and Influenza to answer common questions such as: who should receive vaccines, when should vaccines be given, possible side effects, and other questions that you as a parent or patient might have! Information is available in 8 different languages.

Check out the website below.

https://www.immunize.org/vaccines/

HealthyChildren.org

Website  sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics specifically for parents with information for optimal attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Whether you’re looking for general information related to child health or for more specific guidance on parenting issues this is the place.
www.healthychildren.

 

Breathe, Think, Do Sesame Street App

Laugh and learn as you help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This bilingual (English and Spanish), research-based app helps your child learn Sesame’s “Breathe, Think, Do” strategy for problem-solving. Tap and touch to help the monster friend take deep breaths, think of plans, and try them out! Your child will enjoy silly animations and playful interactions as she is exposed to important emotional vocabulary, a calm breathing technique, personalized encouragements, and more. Available via Both Iphone & Android App store Free.
iphone or Android

Choose my plate healthy lifestyle site

Go to http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ for several resources for healthy living

Dental Care

CentroMed…………………………………………………………(210) 922-7000

(Southside, South Park, Palo Alto, Walzem, & Maria Florex Clinics)

CommuniCare Clinics (East and West Campus)………………(210) 233-7000

San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic (adults)……………………(210) 220-2300

UTHSCSA Dental Clinic…………………………………………(210) 450-3700

Discover the Forest

https://www.discovertheforest.org/

Reconnect your family with nature.

Discover a forest or park near you.

Healthy Children Tobacco Info

 

This site has information all tobacco exposures including e-cigarettes, JUULs and more.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/tobacco/pages/default.aspx

Excel At Life

Public research-based psychological information in a usable format to assist with each individual’s pursuit of understanding and personal growth. The belief of Excel At Life is that everyone should have access to these resources.

Browse articles, videos, & complete questionnaires and diaries without needing to join or pay a fee.  Also can download Excel At Life’s free apps for self-improvement and managing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Insight Timer- Free Meditation App

Check out https://insighttimer.com/meditation-app to view  information about ‘Insight Timer’ a Free meditation app which nurtures daily meditation practices (with over 20,000 free meditations), sleep practices, and educational courses as well as libraries for kids and music. Available in iOS and Android. Mediation resources available in over 30 different languages.

Medical Care

Bishop E.T. Dixon Clinic………………………………………………(210) 527-1505

Bowden Eye Care and Health Clinic (UIW)..………………………(210) 283-6800

CentroMed Clinics..………………………………………………………(210) 922-7000

(City Base, Medina Base, N G Eling, Palo Alto, South Park & Southside)

CommuniCare Clinics ……………………………………………………(210) 233-7000

(Downtown, East, Northwest, Shavano Park and West)

SAMHD Main Immunization Clinic………………………………………(210) 207-8894

University Family Health Centers:

R.B. Green Campus………………………………………………………(210) 358-3400

North..………………………………………………………………………(210) 358-0800

Northwest……………………………………………………………………(210) 358-8820

Southeast……………………………………………………………………(210) 358-5515

Southwest…………………………………………………………………(210) 358-5100

University Health System Clinics………………………………………(210) 358-8255

(Eastside, Health for all Women – Callaghan, Kenwood, Naco-

                Perrin, S. Flores, Ricardo Salinas, Rio Grande & S. Zarzamora)

University Health System – Texas Diabetes Institute……………..(210) 358-7000

Meditation and Breathing Information

Click here for ways to help center yourself and reduce stress

Poison Control Center

The mission of the center is to reduce the number of accidents, severity of injuries, the number of deaths, and the healthcare costs associated with poison exposures- 800-222-1222

https://www.poisoncontrol.org/about-us/south-texas-poison-center/

Please contact us at  210-450-5100 for any poisoning prevention requests.

CDC Quit Smoking Resources

Visit https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/index.htm or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) for support in quitting, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free education materials and referrals to local resources.

Text-To-Quit Smoking Cessation

Ready to quit smoking? Try text-to-quit.
Text “Quit” to 47848
http://smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt
Also, many other options at smokefree.gov

YesQuit – Texas Department of State Health Services

You are not alone in your attempt to quit tobacco. In addition to this site, many resources are available to help make your next attempt successful.

https://www.yesquit.org/resources.htm

Smokefree Teen

Info on helping teens quit smoking: teen.smokefree.gov
QuitStart free app to help teen quit- https://teen.smokefree.gov/become-smokefree/quitstart-app

San Antonio Parks & Rec

Whether you are searching for community centers, youth activities, programs and classes on music, dance, art, fitness or sports, or even if you just want to locate a trail, park or pool near you, please click Here.

San Antonio Public Pools (Indoor and Outdoor)

Free access to pools! San Antonio parks give people an opportunity to spend time enjoying the outdoors, with fresh air, sunshine and exercise on  tap for visitors. Take a walk, enjoy the scenery, and de-stress. Studies show people who spend time in parks will be sick less often, which means less time missing from school and work, as well as lower healthcare costs and better overall health. And it’s fun and refreshing. Visit a San Antonio park today!

https://www.sanantonio.gov/ParksAndRec/Parks-Facilities/All-Parks-Facilities/Pools

San Antonio Trails

Whether you like to walk, jog, hike, cycle or run, we have the trail for you. With more than 140 miles of trails in City parks across the community, we know you can find the location that works for you with trails that are natural, crushed granite or paved. Variety is the spice of life so try a few trails in various parks—or more. Learn about nature by experiencing it on the trails or try a program at one of our Natural Area parks. Programs are offered for all ages from toddlers to seniors, and for the entire family. Learning and nature go hand-in-hand!

https://www.sanantonio.gov/ParksAndRec/Parks-Facilities/Trails

Sesame Street – Helping Kids with Traumatic Experiences

Dozens of activities from birth to 7 years old to help young children cope with traumatic stressors in their lives.

Check it out!

Smiles Change Lives – Braces

Low cost braces for lower income families. Click www.smileschangelives.org for info.

Texas State Parks

https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/

Your next adventure starts here. Search by the facility name if you know exactly where you want to go – we’ll find that one along with others in the area. Or enter a city, state, street name or zip code for recommendations near your destination.

Yoga with Adriene

Check out  Chttps://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene to access dozens of free online Yoga videos, suitable for all levels.

Yoga has been shown to:

  • Decrease stress
  • Relieve anxiety
  • Improve quality of life
  • Fight depression
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Reduce chronic pain
  • Promote Sleep Quality
  • Improve flexibility and balance
  • May relieve migraines
  • Promotes healthy eating habits
  • Can increase strength

Yoga Poses Cheat Sheet


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