A Fun Experiment to Teach Your Kids Proper Handwashing


Scientists are reporting that the worst of flu season is yet to come, and we all probably know someone who has been sick lately. With so many germs floating around, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to protect your family. The answer is relatively simple, wash your hands. “Handwashing is like […]

What the New Dietary Guidelines Say About Your Heart Health


If you have ever wanted to lose weight or get your heart in shape, you may have heard the words “watch what you eat.” As a dietitian, I cringe when I hear those words, because “watching what you eat” really does no good until you define exactly what that means. Recently the new dietary guidelines […]

How Kids Can Train to Run Amazing


Running is a great way to keep kids healthy. Running has many benefits for children and adolescents. Many of us are familiar with the physical health benefits that come from regular participation in any type of physical activity: Increases muscle and bone strength Decreases the risk of becoming overweight or obese Decreases the risk of […]

Know When You Should Stay Home


Nobody likes to get sick, and many of us refuse to admit it when we do. As a result, we often stubbornly go to work sick when we should stay home and recover. It may be a simple cold to you, but if you go to work sick it could become a serious illness to […]

About Dr. Myles Jaynes

Myles L. Jaynes, DO is a primary care physician with Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group. He received his degree in osteopathic medicine from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He then completed an internship and residency in family medicine at Corpus Christi Medical Center in Texas. Dr. Jaynes is Board Certified in family medicine. Learn more about Dr. Jaynes by clicking here.

Antibiotics Don’t Cure Colds: What to Do Instead


We finally got what we’ve been asking for… cold weather. But now we have to worry about the inevitable onslaught of colds that accompany it. Did you know that colds aren’t actually caused by the weather? Colds are more frequent during cold or wet weather because we tend to stay indoors more, therefore spreading our […]

About Dr. Shree Patel

Shree Patel, D.O. is a second-year pediatric resident training at Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Residency Program. She plans to practice as a community pediatrician in Louisiana when she is done with her training.