Julie Garcia, Houston Chronicle

Julie Garcia

Houston Chronicle

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Past articles by Julie:

Pads, tampons, period underwear and menstrual cups — we break down what works best and why

Periods, and the products people have to use for them, can be stressful. → Read More

Meet Pilot, the second dog chosen to help care for kids at Children’s Memorial Hermann

Pilot joins 5-year-old Dexter, a Golden Retriever, on Memorial Hermann’s Child Life and... → Read More

Katy football fans know COVID isn't over, but there's no way they're skipping the games

Nearly two years into the winding, unpredictable pandemic, athletics are back in... → Read More

COVID Help Desk: What will Halloween be like this year in Houston?

In this week’s COVID Help Desk, we explore how grocery shopping has evolved during the... → Read More

Though COVID testing sites remain open, some Houstonians still can't find tests fast enough after potential exposure

When Chelsea Geegan’s 11-year-old son had a sore throat and low-grade fever, she... → Read More

Houston native Lyndsay Levingston survived breast cancer. And she created SurviveHER to make sure you do, too.

Lyndsay Levingston tries to keep track of how long she has been cancer-free. → Read More

Funny girl: How Nnete Inyangumia found her way home and on stage again

The Pasadena native created “What’s Been Eating Me,” a one-woman show that details... → Read More

COVID Help Desk: What do I need to know about Merck's new COVID pill?

Each week, Chronicle health reporters field questions about the latest on COVID-19,... → Read More

After just 3 days, CDC redirects COVID page on how to safely celebrate the holiday season

On Friday, the federal agency released this year’s recommendations on how to celebrate... → Read More

Decades after car wreck, a Houston grandmother finally knows a life with zero pain after spinal ablation

Beverly Smith turns 81 this year, and has been dealing with back pain since 1959. → Read More

CDC releases new COVID guidelines on how to safely travel during the holidays

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tips to keep friends and family safe... → Read More

More 20- and 30-somethings are being diagnosed with breast cancer. Early treatment has saved lives.

Self breast exams are important for women under 40 to find any lumps or bumps. → Read More

Do I need a mammogram?

It's recommended that most women begin undergoing annual mammograms at age 40. But age, family history and ethnicity can all change your level of risk for the disease, which affects one in eight women. Here's how to know whether you're at an elevated risk. → Read More

University of Houston professors develop intranasal COVID vaccine

So far, the vaccine has been tested on mice and ferrets in a laboratory setting and early... → Read More

No, El Paso has not actually reached herd immunity, according to Texas medical experts. Here's why.

Herd immunity is when the virus naturally controls itself without any further public... → Read More

ECMO saved this Houston COVID patient after months of devastation. Now she tells her story from home

ECMO is one of the last treatments before a person may need a lung transplant, death or... → Read More

Outgoing Legacy Community Health CEO Katy Caldwell proud of organization's evolution

Katy Caldwell’s intense care for others led to an unpredictable 25-year career in... → Read More

'Almost like not being vaccinated:' 2 million Texans have missed their second COVID vaccine.

Half a million people are overdue by fewer than 30 days in the state, while 1.2 million... → Read More

COVID Help Desk: Will vaccines be available for children ages 5-11 by Halloween?

Each week, Chronicle health reporters field questions about the latest on COVID-19,... → Read More

Houston's medical experts aren't worried after Nicholas halted COVID tests and vaccine appointments

Does one day without testing and vaccine appointments make a difference in the delta... → Read More