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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 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.
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.
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