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Posted Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Don’t let mind games derail your 2019 goals. It’s vital to relax, slash stressors and create calm within your world.
Posted Mon, Feb 11, 2019
It’s not your imagination: celery juice is all the rage. Like many food crazes, celery juice first sprouted on celebrity Instagrams and websites—Goop, anyone?
Posted Tue, Feb 05, 2019
Precious Cole has a message for every parent: what happened to her 3-year-old daughter, Sunlight, in the fall of 2018 can happen to any child.
Posted Mon, Feb 04, 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, Feb 01, 2019
Supercharged bolts of lightning carrying one billion joules of energy that light up the night sky, leaving behind an eerie silence, followed by a clap of thunder louder than a jackhammer. That’s also the best way to describe the power of a thun...
Posted Fri, Jan 25, 2019
When it comes to the trendiest drinks and additives on the market, what you hear isn’t necessarily what you get. “Be cautious of what you overhear at the gym or read in celebrity interviews,” says Christina Curry King, MS, RD, LD, sports diet...
Posted Mon, Jan 21, 2019
You’re not the only one obsessed with smart phone apps. So are top docs. We sat down with Memorial Hermann’s finest to get the scoop on their favorites. Whether you want motivation to move, lose weight, get pregnant or sleep better, there’s an a...
Posted Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Houston, we have a serious problem on our hands. We are home to some of the nation’s most distracted drivers.
Posted Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Following weeks of holiday gatherings, activities and celebrations, the month of January can leave you feeling blue, especially if you have brown eyes.
Posted Fri, Jan 11, 2019
Garrett and Dynae Lorenz were married in August 2016, about a year before they would both undergo life-changing procedures through Memorial Hermann’s NewStart program.
Posted Mon, Jan 07, 2019
After decades of work by advocates to curtail youth smoking rates, children are once again getting hooked on nicotine, posing serious risks to their developing brains.
Posted Thu, Jan 03, 2019
If you’re still solidifying your resolutions for 2019, you may want to consider this simple one: move more, sit less. New exercise recommendations were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association – the first time the Ph...
Posted Sun, Dec 30, 2018
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 Fri, Dec 21, 2018
On July 4, 2016, my 5-year-old son, Braden, threw up when he tried to eat a chip. He’d had a cold the week before – all my kids had – but, other than that, he was a perfectly healthy kid.
Posted Thu, Dec 13, 2018
Yes, you knew that cookie was chock full of sugar. But what you may not know is that sugar sneaks into your kitchen where you least suspect. This is due to added sugars food manufacturers pump into their products. Even healthy-sounding items—“V...
Posted Mon, Dec 10, 2018
On July 4, 2016, my 5-year-old son, Braden, threw up when he tried to eat a chip. He’d had a cold the week before – all my kids had – but, other than that, he was a perfectly healthy kid.
Posted Mon, Dec 10, 2018
We must cut the cord. Our kids are tethered to cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices for hours each day. And it shows.
Posted Fri, Dec 07, 2018
On January 17, 2017, Amara Woolridge was born at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center at 24 weeks and four days gestation. Her twin brother, Arthur, stayed in utero and was born two weeks later, on January 31, 2017, at 26 weeks and four...
Posted Thu, Dec 06, 2018
When it comes to the trendiest drinks and additives on the market, what you hear isn’t necessarily what you get.
Posted Tue, Dec 04, 2018
Psst. Good health doesn’t require hefty price tags. Memorial Hermann dietitian Chelsea Johnson, pediatrician Mary Schlichtemeier and dermatologists Vicki Carr and Sharon Kim share their beloved essentials under $20.
Posted Tue, Nov 27, 2018
They’re known for their bodies almost as much as their bodies of work. So what’s the secret behind the figures of ever-trim and taut Beyonce, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Kidman? Supposedly it’s intermittent fasting: forsaking food ...
Posted Mon, Nov 26, 2018
Embrace the season and fill your plate with the bounty of fall like squash, leafy greens, apples, figs, grapes and sweet potatoes. If you eat what’s in season, it’s fresher and more likely to be grown locally. Make your game plan for the week, t...
Posted Fri, Nov 23, 2018
We get it — you’re busy and going to the doctor isn’t your favorite pastime. But you should give seemingly pesky problems like exhaustion, heavy snoring and lack of focus another thought.
Posted Mon, Nov 19, 2018
E-cigarettes, vapes and hookahs have blazed ahead in popularity, but are they really safer than traditional cigarettes? According to Pushan P. Jani, MD, a pulmonologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, there are many mis...
Posted Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Kyle Shortsleeve spent six years on active duty in the U.S. Army before retiring in 2015 due to osteoarthritis in his knee. “There were a lot of injuries to my knee over time,” Shortsleeve said. “While serving in Afghanistan, I suffered a bad tw...
Posted Mon, Nov 05, 2018
Fall is in the air and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but holiday cheer isn’t the only thing spreading right now.
Posted Sat, Nov 03, 2018
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. To clarify, here’s the dish on what you shoul...
Posted Sat, Oct 27, 2018
Remember grapefruit-binging to lose weight? That plan turned sour like so many gimmicky diets du jour, from the too-tempting-to-be-good all-chocolate diet (OK, we made that up) to alternate-day fasting.
Posted Sat, Oct 27, 2018
It feels like everyone has jumped on the Boxtox bandwagon. And while we’ve all seen examples of injections gone wrong, it doesn’t have to be that way. “When done right, people are not going to know you had it—not even your family,” says Dr. M...
Posted Mon, Oct 22, 2018
The best advice often comes from those who’ve actually walked a mile in your shoes. Three breast cancer survivors treated at Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers across Greater Houston offer these words of advice and encouragement to women who may be...
Posted Mon, Oct 22, 2018
Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Posted Mon, Oct 22, 2018
Devour all the bacon, butter, steak, sausage and cheese you want—and shed pounds? No wonder keto diets are all the rage.
Posted Mon, Oct 22, 2018
Walking. Running. Lifting weights. It gets repetitive—we get it. If you’re going to break a sweat, you might as well make it fun, right? Thankfully, there’s no limit to unconventional workouts that get you moving toward a healthier you.
Posted Mon, Oct 01, 2018
They sound harmless, but surprise, tiny tendencies may tank your health.
Posted Mon, Oct 01, 2018
While constant cosmetics can look fabulous, there are some caveats to be mindful of says Miles Mahan, MD, a board certified physician at Skin Perfections Med Spa.
Posted Mon, Oct 01, 2018
Probiotics are everywhere—from juice and granola bars to infant formula and skin-care masques.
Posted Wed, Sep 05, 2018
Recent stories in the media have highlighted two types of cancer that are on the rise in the United States.
Posted Wed, Sep 05, 2018
Now that school is back in session, local kids are resuming their studies and extra-curricular activities.
Posted Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Nearly 800,000 more teens in the United States should be reclassified as having hypertension, according to a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study.
Posted Mon, Jul 23, 2018
The unfortunate recent death of a 15-year-old girl in Florida has once again brought peanut allergies to the forefront of the news cycle.
Posted Mon, Jul 23, 2018
Inevitably, when I tell people the story of our twins, their first response is, “Wow, there were truly angels watching over them.” Two years later and that response still makes me smile.
Posted Mon, Jul 02, 2018
Oh, the irony. Often the hardest time to squeeze in exercise is during your child’s summer vacation—when you’re the babysitter and chauffeur. But there’s good news.
Posted Mon, Jul 02, 2018
Watermelon Lime Mocktail and Strawberry Orange Mango Kombucha Moctail? Yes please!
Posted Mon, Jul 02, 2018
When it comes to overconsumption, Americans typically take the cake. Unfortunately, our young ones are no exception.
Posted Mon, Jun 18, 2018
When it comes to skin care, you reap what you sow.
Posted Mon, Jun 18, 2018
When it comes to triggers like wheat (gluten), eggs, soy, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts or shellfish, it’s best to know where you stand. Do you avoid them as a personal choice? Are you intolerant? Or do you have a full blown allergy?
Posted Tue, May 29, 2018
Mosquito bites can be more than just a nuisance for many throughout the spring and summer months. They’re also a growing source of disease throughout the United States.
Posted Tue, May 29, 2018
We must cut the cord. Our kids are tethered to cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices for hours each day. And it shows.
Posted Tue, May 29, 2018
If your cooking has lost its luster, your dinner repertoire is on auto-loop or you’re dying to trade up from Trader Joe’s, step up your culinary game with crowd-pleasing care packages.
Posted Mon, May 14, 2018
Memorial Hermann doctors and dietitians set the record straight on five lingering health truisms.
Posted Mon, May 14, 2018
We get it—you want to put your best foot forward. But pampering and pretty polish might not be worth the price.
Posted Thu, Apr 26, 2018
In November 2017, I was pregnant with my first child. Due to complications–my water broke when I was just 21 weeks along–I was admitted to Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center and placed on hospital bed rest for almost eight weeks.
Posted Tue, Apr 17, 2018
Have you ever found yourself reaching for a tub of ice cream after a series or season finale? Feeling sad or depressed that your favorite program is coming to an end? (“Scandal”, anyone?) If so, you’re not alone.
Posted Wed, Mar 28, 2018
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 Tue, Mar 20, 2018
No news doesn’t necessarily mean good news—especially when it comes to a body part we’d rather ignore: our colon. Yet many people shun checks for colon cancer despite the benefits.
Posted Tue, Mar 20, 2018
My name is Kim George. My pain started four years ago. Being a mom of three, a wife and a teacher, the pain became a huge part of my life.