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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.
Posted Thu, Mar 28, 2019
Most of us have had at least one run in with a belly-based bug—think stomach flu or food poisoning. But what you might not realize is that within your gut, there are also important, “good-guy” germs. These germs work to not only digest food and ...
Posted Tue, Mar 26, 2019
We get it—you want to put your best foot forward. But pampering and pretty polish might not be worth the price.
Posted Tue, Mar 19, 2019
You've applied Marie Kondo's method to your closet and bookshelf. Now it's time to tackle your kitchen. The goal? Organization that spurs better meal choices while sparking joy, of course. The Japanese organizer's practical tips have made her...
Posted Mon, Mar 11, 2019
Nearly three years ago, Sierra Tobia, then 20 years old, was driving to College Station to return to work after a weekend with friends in League City. Although she left on time, morning traffic in the area began piling up on the two-lane road sh...
Posted Wed, Mar 06, 2019
On-demand workouts are in demand—and there's no wonder why.
Posted Sat, Feb 23, 2019
Infancy brings such joy to new parents—but it also brings extreme exhaustion. That first time your wee one dozes through the night becomes a noteworthy event—a victory nap, the ultimate slumber party for you.
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.
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