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As a primary care doctor, I treat many itching people. The medical term is pruritus. Usually, it's a straightforward problem requiring little more than moisturizing or medicating a rash with over-the-counter salves, hydrocortisone or antihistamine creams or oral antihistamines.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, the world is going to be a different place. In the past, massive disease outbreaks have changed the course of states, religions and society. The Justinian plague, a pandemic in the Eastern Roman Empire, changed the course of European history.

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Here are the recent health inspections for activity from May 2 through May 8 provided from the Galveston County Health District.

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Here are the recent health inspections for activity from April 25 to May 1 provided from the Galveston County Health District.

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Here are the recent health inspections for activity from April 18 to April 24 provided from the Galveston County Health District.

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The development of SARS-CoV-2 variants isn’t a surprise. The shocking thing, based on what we thought we knew about coronaviruses, is the speed at which variants developed and spread. The question remains: Should we be worried?

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It's important that parents, teachers and other caregivers are aware of what children are doing online, where they can access anonymous chat rooms and video chat with strangers on websites and apps. 

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Here are the recent health inspections for activity from April 11 to April 17 provided from the Galveston County Health District.