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Posted Fri, Mar 27, 2020
As knowledge of COVID-19 evolves, we have a better understanding of how to slow the spread of the virus within communities. Social distancing and self-quarantine are some of the best measures you can take to ensure that you do your part to not i...
Posted Mon, Mar 23, 2020
Taking your work from office to home can be an adjustment, especially if you’re sharing the space with a partner or kiddos. Try and use this new working from home reality to create a healthy routine and keep your mental health top of mind.
Posted Fri, Mar 20, 2020
If you’re homeschooling during COVID-19, you’re not alone. Social distancing has become the new normal for families, and you may have questions on how to let ‘kids be kids’ while keeping everyone safe—and sane.
Posted Wed, Mar 18, 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.
Posted Mon, Mar 16, 2020
Viruses. No one likes it when they overstay their welcome. In the event that you or someone in your household has been struck with the flu, COVID-19 or another kind of virus, the next major move is to ensure you get rid of the virus once and for...
Posted Fri, Mar 13, 2020
These days more than ever we’re obsessed with dangerous germs. Yes, they exist elsewhere, but the leading bacteria incubators are within your home.
Posted Thu, Mar 12, 2020
“What is coronavirus?” This is the likely question you are receiving from your children who are starting to recognize the word.
Posted Mon, Mar 09, 2020
Looking for ways to stop the spread of infection? While washing your hands thoroughly and consistently is absolutely important, one of the easiest things you can do to avoid germ spread is to stop making unnecessary physical contact with other p...
Posted Fri, Mar 06, 2020
Kindergarten teachers play a crucial role in introducing children to the world of learning. Local kindergarten teacher Robin Nichols loves taking on that important task.
Posted Wed, Mar 04, 2020
As officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to caution the U.S. about the possible spread of coronavirus, I would like to assure our employees, patients, physician partners and the Greater Houston area that Me...
Posted Mon, Feb 24, 2020
Jason Dragon travels a lot for work. At The Department of Homeland Security, his career as a Supervisory Special Agent combating violent crime and dangerous criminal gangs in Houston brings him to places located all over the world.
Posted Wed, Feb 12, 2020
Don’t let mind games derail your goals. It’s vital to relax, slash stressors and create calm within your world.
Posted Tue, Feb 11, 2020
How many Aggies does it take to mend a broken heart?
Posted Wed, Jan 29, 2020
Roberto Guzman celebrated the start of 2020 with zeal. With a few exceptions, his daughter’s wedding being one major exception, 2019 was not a great year and he was relieved to see it come to an end.
Posted Mon, Jan 27, 2020
“Eating seasonally is a big, fun adventure,” says Pat Greer, owner of Pat Greer’s Kitchen and a vendor at Urban Harvest farmers market. Here are Greer’s top reasons why.
Posted Mon, Jan 13, 2020
The U.S. is potentially on track for one of the worst flu seasons we have seen in decades. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity has been elevated for eight straight weeks. As of the publication date of this b...
Posted Mon, Dec 30, 2019
E-cigarettes, vapes and hookahs have blazed ahead in popularity, but are they really safer than traditional cigarettes?
Posted Fri, Dec 27, 2019
The new year brings new opportunities to reshape your health. It’s a time to start afresh — recharge your mind, body and soul. But with so many diet and exercise options, it’s hard to decide which healthy lifestyle change to embrace and, most im...
Posted Sat, Dec 21, 2019
Just over five years ago, Matt Kintzele noticed a twitch in his left thumb. Over time, the twitch got worse and slowly progressed into his hand. Kintzele, at age 46, was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease.
Posted Thu, Dec 19, 2019
If you’re like me, you’re probably already exhausted just trying to keep up with your regularly scheduled life, much less making sure you have everything ready for everyone else in your life when it comes to the holidays.
Posted Wed, Dec 11, 2019
There is a lot on everyone’s minds during the holidays and safety should be at the top of the list. Here are some important and safe reminders this holiday season.
Posted Sat, Dec 07, 2019
One little girl and her mother stood at their hospital room door eagerly waiting. “He’s right there!” another girl yelled
Posted Sun, Nov 17, 2019
A new season is the ideal time to clear out your pantry, fridge and bathroom cabinets. But as you probably know, “best by,” “sell by” and “expiration” dates can confuse your save or purge choices.
Posted Tue, Nov 05, 2019
Every fall, patients start filling physicians’ offices with the classic symptoms of flu – fever and muscle aches, cough and congestion, sore throat and deep fatigue.
Posted Tue, Nov 05, 2019
“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, Nov 01, 2019
The realities of artificial sweeteners—and the diet sodas containing them—might surprise you. Here’s the scoop from Sharon Smalling, MPH, RD, LD, a Clinical Dietitian Specialist at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
Posted Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Canopy is a unique cancer survivorship center located at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Kate Mahan, a licensed professional counselor, is an added complimentary resource available to Canopy guests who is shedding additional light...
Posted Fri, Oct 11, 2019
When it comes to pregnancy, there are a plethora of ‘old wives tales’ floating around. And, in modern times, such tall tales have fueled parent-shaming on social media, causing unneeded pain and pressure.
Posted Thu, Oct 10, 2019
When fourth-grade math teacher Laura Chaffin and her husband, Bryan, decided to start a family, they knew they wanted to adopt. Their journey led them to Uganda, where they adopted their first son in 2014, and then, a year later, they decided to...
Posted Fri, Sep 27, 2019
The realities of artificial sweeteners—and the diet sodas containing them—might surprise you. Here’s the scoop from Sharon Smalling, MPH, RD, LD, a Clinical Dietitian Specialist at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
Posted Fri, Sep 20, 2019
What’s worse than having cringe-worthy body odors, sounds and leaks? Having to admit it. Fortunately, mortifying miseries—bad breath, excess sweating, passing gas, constipation and an uncontrolled bladder—can be fixed easily at home. But shou...
Posted Fri, Sep 13, 2019
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 Tue, Sep 10, 2019
Four years ago, a heroic act forever altered Daniel Ortiz’s life.
Posted Mon, Sep 09, 2019
Mood swings. Weight gain. Hot flashes. It’s understandable why women would dread menopause. But we’re here to tell you that you might not need to.
Posted Thu, Aug 29, 2019
Sports Dietitian Brett Singer Shares his Secrets on Crafting Menus for Athletes – Pros and Weekend Warriors Alike
Posted Wed, Aug 07, 2019
Mothers have been doing it since the beginning of time. So when breastfeeding doesn’t come naturally, you might blame yourself. Don’t.
Posted Mon, Aug 05, 2019
We know how you’re feeling. Just yesterday you were reading up on summer safety tips. Now, your kiddos will be back to school before you know it. Here are some tips to help parents and kids physically and mentally prepare for the upcoming school...
Posted Thu, Aug 01, 2019
Dion Pinkard will never forget Sept. 7, 2018. It was the day his high school football career came to an end.
Posted Wed, Jul 31, 2019
It’s easy, it’s fashionable. But is juicing really healthy? Here’s the hope, hype and truth of the diet du jour, according to Christina Curry, MS, RD, LD, sports dietitian at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute in Sugar Land.
Posted Mon, Jul 29, 2019
Ever since I could speak, I wanted to be a doctor. And as a woman, I assumed I’d be a mom someday. After moving to Texas with my husband, who’s also a physician, we decided to get pregnant. But after two years, we still had not conceived, so ...
Posted Mon, Jul 22, 2019
The wedding march begins. The crowd stands and turns, waiting for the doors of the church to part, revealing a father and daughter prepared to make the iconic walk down the aisle.
Posted Fri, Jul 19, 2019
Madeline Pugh entered the world nearly three months premature. Despite Madeline’s early arrival, Lisa and Joe Pugh were thrilled to be new parents.
Posted Fri, Jul 19, 2019
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. Before chucking your healthy diet, follow these produce pointers from S...
Posted Thu, Jul 18, 2019
Twenty seconds. That’s how long it takes for a child to drown, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. That’s less time than the length of the latest quirky car insurance commercial playing endless loops on cable television.
Posted Tue, Jul 02, 2019
It’s become a summertime tradition in Houston: as soon as temperatures warm and the cool waters of pools beckon, a thick gray haze starts to settle over Greater Houston.
Posted Wed, Jun 19, 2019
Did you know that a child’s body heats up 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s? It’s true. That’s why it is extremely dangerous for a child to be left or play in an unattended car.
Posted Tue, Jun 18, 2019
You go on holiday to relax – and that includes easing your diet. But a temporary license to indulge can bring hard-to-lose excess weight.
Posted Thu, Jun 13, 2019
If you thought labor was hard, just wait. For many new parents, the “fourth trimester” is the most trying.
Posted Sun, Jun 09, 2019
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 Fri, Jun 07, 2019
Old World: Our ancestors made their own cosmetics, candles, house cleaners and pesticides. New World: Ingredient lists for manufactured items grow longer and less clear, full of multisyllabic chemicals never mentioned in high-school chem class.
Posted Fri, May 31, 2019
If you’ve ever lined your lips at a red light or “put on your face” while bleary-eyed and coffee-deprived, you’ve probably thought: “There must be a better way.
Posted Mon, May 27, 2019
Those $1,000 skin creams cluttering your bathroom counter aren't necessarily the best beauty investment in 2019. The following anti-agers - some less than $15 at discount stores - are what many dermatologists believe in, and may be using themsel...
Posted Tue, May 21, 2019
If you’ve ever paced around your house before bed to reach your 10,000 steps, you may have wasted your time. “It’s not just steps taken but the quality of the steps taken,” says Emily Gardner, PT, DPT, SCS, a board-certified sports medicine p...
Posted Fri, May 10, 2019
Let's throw shade at sun sins by bringing to light surprising facts about the nation's most common cancer - skin cancer.
Posted Tue, May 07, 2019
If you’ve ever lined your lips at a red light or “put on your face” while bleary-eyed and coffee-deprived, you’ve probably thought: “There must be a better way.”
Posted Fri, May 03, 2019
Mothers have been doing it since the beginning of time. So when breastfeeding doesn’t come naturally, you might blame yourself. Don’t.
Posted Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Let's throw shade at sun sins by bringing to light surprising facts about the nation's most common cancer - skin cancer. “Much of skin cancer is preventable if we avoid excess sun exposure,” says Laura Armstrong, MD, FAAFP, family medicine do...
Posted Thu, Apr 11, 2019
When it’s you against a treadmill, time often drags and motivation sags. But surround yourself with likeminded competitors and booming music and suddenly you’re performing at new peaks.
Posted Mon, Apr 08, 2019
Buying from the farm may take city smarts. Take it from Marcia Smart, culinary instructor, food writer at Smart in the Kitchen and longtime fan of farmers markets.
Posted Tue, Apr 02, 2019
“Eating seasonally is a big, fun adventure,” says Pat Greer, owner of Pat Greer’s Kitchen and a vendor at Urban Harvest farmers market. Here are Greer’s top reasons why.
Posted Sun, Mar 31, 2019
It feels like everyone has jumped on the Botox bandwagon. And while we’ve all seen examples of injections gone wrong, it doesn’t have to be that way.
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