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Posted Wed, Mar 24, 2021
On Feb. 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization to a third COVID-19 vaccine.
Posted Fri, Mar 19, 2021
Q. How is the vaccine different from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines? A. Unlike the others, the Johnson & Johnson vaccination only requires one dose. So with it, you’re “one and done.” Within 4 weeks, you’ll have its full benefits via a single ...
Posted Tue, Mar 16, 2021
Neurological research is a fast-moving field that is continuously evolving and advancing. The internet is full of information about brain injuries, but much of it may be outdated or disproven because the science changes so rapidly.
Posted Tue, Mar 09, 2021
One year ago this month, the Greater Houston area saw its first positive case of COVID-19. Since then, Memorial Hermann Health System’s hospitals, urgent care centers and clinics have cared for more than 250,000 patients with suspected or positi...
Posted Mon, Mar 01, 2021
One year ago, many families were unable to enjoy their traditional Spring Break get-togethers and vacations due to the sudden and widespread impact of COVID-19.
Posted Wed, Feb 24, 2021
During pregnancy and afterwards, mothers are faced with making tough decisions. Each has its own set of challenges, as every pregnancy is unique, and this is certainly the case with being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted Fri, Feb 12, 2021
Winter is about to hit Houston—hard—with even a rare chance of snow on Monday. But for those of us used to 60-degree Decembers, a forecast in the 20s and 30s can be daunting. Here are our top tips for staying safe during Texas’ version of an “ar...
Posted Mon, Feb 01, 2021
Late last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization for a drug called bamlanivimab, which harnesses monoclonal antibodies to fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 disease.
Posted Mon, Feb 01, 2021
You snooze, you lose? No—you win. A good night’s slumber makes us mentally crisp. But that’s not all.
Posted Thu, Jan 28, 2021
With public health efforts underway to vaccinate as many members of the Houston community as quickly as possible, many people who receive the COVID-19 vaccine are wondering what happens next
Posted Sat, Jan 23, 2021
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to two vaccines for COVID-19—the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.
Posted Fri, Jan 22, 2021
Last week, Memorial Hermann Health System vaccinated approximately 14,500 community members against COVID-19 over the course of just four days. The event—admired for both its scope and operational efficiency—is now being hailed as a national mod...
Posted Sat, Jan 16, 2021
A far more contagious coronavirus strain—first spotted in the United Kingdom—has arrived in Houston, Harris County Public Health officials say.
Posted Mon, Jan 11, 2021
The year 2020 may finally be history, but some of the not-so-healthy habits we collectively picked up during quarantine may still be holding fast. Yet if this past year taught us anything, it’s that we can’t control our external circumstances
Posted Thu, Dec 24, 2020
The holiday season is a time for merriment and celebration, but it can also be marked by stress and grief, especially this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic casts a shadow over customary gatherings and traditions.
Posted Sat, Dec 19, 2020
In one week we’ve gone from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommending one coronavirus vaccine to two.
Posted Fri, Dec 11, 2020
As we’ve seen throughout the pandemic, there is conflicting information about the coronavirus—and now the COVID-19 vaccine—online. At Memorial Hermann, our priority is your health and safety. Here are five common myths about the vaccine that you...
Posted Sat, Dec 05, 2020
As experts across the globe race to advance measures to combat COVID-19, researchers and clinicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are leading a clinical trial at Memorial Hermann-TMC aimed at preventing p...
Posted Tue, Dec 01, 2020
You may think you got off lightly with a minor bout of COVID-19. But the coronavirus may not be done with you—even if tests say otherwise.
Posted Thu, Nov 26, 2020
COVID-19 has put the kibosh on travel plans for some, but for others they are still going to hop in the car or get on an airplane and head over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house for holiday fun.
Posted Mon, Nov 23, 2020
You know the feeling…you get up from the table after eating a huge Thanksgiving dinner, sit on the couch and begin to feel that burning sensation in your chest.
Posted Fri, Nov 20, 2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic started in March, none of us thought we would still be dealing with it during the 2020 holiday season, but here we are. With the number of cases rising throughout the United States, it’s important to take certain preca...
Posted Fri, Nov 20, 2020
Every year on the third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to participate in the Great American Smokeout by quitting tobacco. According to the American Cancer Society, by quitting – even just for a day – tobacco...
Posted Wed, Nov 11, 2020
Those who struggle during the holiday season may have it even worse this year thanks to COVID-19
Posted Tue, Nov 10, 2020
Adolescents and young adults who use e-cigarettes (who “vape”) are significantly more likely to contract COVID-19 than those who don’t, according to a recent study led by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Posted Mon, Nov 09, 2020
More than likely, you don’t love wearing your mask. Even more probable? Your kids hate it. But the science is indisputable: face masks save lives.
Posted Mon, Nov 02, 2020
“Be still my heart” should be the last thing you want. But you could be headed that way if you don’t break bad habits threatening your heart and brain. Here’s how to help extend your life and enhance your cardiovascular health.
Posted Fri, Oct 30, 2020
Take a look at these precious babies all dressed up for their VERY FIRST Halloween. These little ones are being cared for inside our Memorial Hermann Hospital NICU units from all across Houston.
Posted Tue, Oct 27, 2020
In the Pink of Health celebrates the many ways that Memorial Hermann has helped our community fight breast and ovarian cancers, as well as supports all cancer survivors.
Posted Mon, Oct 26, 2020
Old World: Our ancestors made their own cosmetics, candles, house cleaners and pesticides.
Posted Fri, Oct 23, 2020
Halloween is on a Saturday this year. Your children are off from school and more than likely have already been talking about what costume they want to wear for trick-or-treating, what friends they want to go with and what family can come over.
Posted Tue, Oct 20, 2020
Breast implants were invented in Houston in 1962. Our city has been the implant capital ever since.
Posted Fri, Oct 09, 2020
It’s easy to get stressed out when hair strands clog your shower drain or cover your brush. “Hair is a very important part of our identity,” says Christopher Levert, MD, an internist with Memorial Hermann Medical Group (MHMG) Katy Primary Care.
Posted Mon, Oct 05, 2020
Devour all the bacon, butter, steak, sausage and cheese you want—and shed pounds? No wonder keto diets are all the rage.
Posted Thu, Oct 01, 2020
Even though COVID-19 is still here, and an important president election is on the horizon, we cannot forget that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s estimated that one in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer and mor...
Posted Tue, Sep 29, 2020
You get a splitting headache. It happens. You shouldn’t worry that it’s life-threatening, right? Probably. Yet it could be—so take heed, and consider Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke.
Posted Mon, Sep 28, 2020
The dishes always seem to quickly pile up in the sink. “Laundry Mountain” gets bigger and bigger in every bedroom. The floor needs to be swept. The trash needs to be taken out. The everyday chores around the house never end.
Posted Tue, Sep 15, 2020
As time has progressed, we’ve learned more about COVID-19. And not all of the developments have been encouraging.
Posted Sat, Sep 12, 2020
Let’s talk about the Big Four. And we’re not referencing the number of major American pro sports leagues, gentlemen. Instead, we’re alluding to medical conditions of the prostate. They might seem embarrassing, but they’re worth discussing with y...
Posted Mon, Sep 07, 2020
“It's nothing,” says your partner, father or son when you suggest that he see a doctor.
Posted Fri, Sep 04, 2020
Wearing a mask has become part of our daily routine. Unfortunately, myths about this important safety measure have become common, too.
Posted Tue, Sep 01, 2020
If you’re having high anxiety—sparked or spiked by the coronavirus pandemic—you may be lifting your mood with sweet treats, jacking up with java to fight low energy or dulling depression with alcohol.
Posted Thu, Aug 13, 2020
While the effects of COVID-19 on the respiratory system, including the lungs, are well known, doctors and scientists are discovering that the virus also directly and indirectly impacts the cardiovascular system, including the heart, often with d...
Posted Mon, Aug 10, 2020
Wearing a mask has become part of our daily routine. Unfortunately, myths about this important safety measure have become common, too.
Posted Wed, Jul 22, 2020
Is it safe for your kids to return to camp, daycare or in-person classes? With onsite classes set to start this fall—and camps and daycare already open—you must do your homework to decide what’s right for your family during the coronavirus cr...
Posted Sat, Jul 18, 2020
“Wash your hands!” In the past, you may have told that to your kids—before meals—just as your parents told you.
Posted Fri, Jul 17, 2020
If you’ve been avoiding the gym for fear of becoming infected with COVID-19 (or if you’re using the coronavirus as an excuse to skip your workouts), take heart. There are plenty of simple ways to stay in shape, from the safety and convenience of...
Posted Sat, Jul 11, 2020
If the pandemic—and related fears—have impacted your mental and physical health, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s normal.
Posted Tue, Jun 30, 2020
Be prepared. It’s how we must roll these days. And given that many who get COVID-19 will recover at home, it pays to have an emergency at-home care kit ready in advance.
Posted Mon, Jun 29, 2020
Most people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, recover on their own. But it’s important to know when to seek medical attention.
Posted Sat, Jun 20, 2020
Masks can keep you from infecting others with the coronavirus via invisible airborne droplets when you cough, sneeze or breathe. You may be contagious even if you don’t have any symptoms.
Posted Thu, Jun 18, 2020
Longtime residents and visitors alike will tell you—Houston heat can be brutal. That’s why Dr. Joshua Feinstein, M.D., FACEP, emergency physician and assistant medical director at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, says you must heed...
Posted Tue, Jun 16, 2020
Thanks to COVID-19, our stress–and comfort food consumption–may be off the charts. That’s why tummy troubles could be a regular but unwelcome guest in your home.
Posted Tue, Jun 16, 2020
Anxiety, fear, sadness, loneliness, disappointment, depression. Your children may be dealing with such feelings in the COVID-19 crisis.
Posted Fri, Jun 05, 2020
Let’s talk about the Big Four.
Posted Fri, Jun 05, 2020
Devour all the bacon, butter, steak, sausage and cheese you want—and shed pounds? No wonder keto diets are all the rage.
Posted Fri, May 29, 2020
COVID-19 caused the largest sports shutdown since World War II. The National Baseball Association shut down. The National Hockey League, Major League Soccer and Major League Baseball followed suit. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ca...
Posted Sat, May 23, 2020
Adults 65 and older are at higher risk for severe illness and for developing more serious complications from COVID-19. And the risk is even greater if they have preexisting medical conditions, such as heart or lung disease, diabetes or cancer.
Posted Tue, May 19, 2020
The stay-at-home orders surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us to change our lifestyles and behaviors, including our eating habits, sleep patterns and exercise routines.
Posted Thu, May 14, 2020
I became a nurse 22 years ago because I love being able to help people when they are in need. I’m a single mom with two kids, and I transferred from Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center to Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center
Posted Wed, May 13, 2020
May is National Stroke Awareness Month.
Posted Tue, May 12, 2020
Quarantine fatigue has taken its toll. We’ve watched everything on Netflix, planted our spring gardens and reorganized every drawer and cupboard in the house. We’re more than ready to spend quality time
Posted Mon, May 11, 2020
Life will never be the same for children who grew up in the COVID-19 era—and that’s challenging. But parents can help their children understand and adjust to the new normal.
Posted Thu, May 07, 2020
Finding ways to relieve stress can be tough during the global pandemic. Normally, taking some time to care for yourself at your hair or nail salon is a great way to relax, but in these days of social distancing, trips to the salon have been put ...
Posted Thu, Apr 30, 2020
Masks can keep you from infecting others with the coronavirus via invisible airborne droplets when you cough, sneeze or breathe. You may be contagious even if you don’t have any symptoms.
Posted Tue, Apr 28, 2020
On-demand workouts are in demand—and there's no wonder why.
Posted Mon, Apr 20, 2020
Each day brings new details about COVID-19, and the amount of information available can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, much of what you read or hear may not be accurate. Misinformation is spreading throughout communities, leaving people with fa...
Posted Sat, Apr 18, 2020
Finding out that you have tested positive for COVID-19 can be frightening and confusing. You may be wondering what your diagnosis means, how long you will be sick, when you should seek medical treatment and how to keep other people in your house...
Posted Sat, Apr 18, 2020
As stay-at-home orders continue amid the COVID-19 crisis, discussions are beginning about how and when the economy can safely begin to reopen. Health officials believe those decisions must be based on data of infection rates in the population an...
Posted Thu, Apr 16, 2020
You’ve vowed to eat more fruits and vegetables. If only they’d cooperate. Yet even the most Instagram-worthy produce seems to go limp or mushy soon after you get it home.
Posted Sat, Apr 11, 2020
Be prepared. It’s how we must roll these days. And given that many who get COVID-19 will recover at home, it pays to have an emergency at-home care kit ready in advance.
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