Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical CenterHealth and Wellness Category
Posted Wed, Jul 28, 2021
The news is getting around—as is the fast and fierce Delta strain of the coronavirus. And yes. Even the vaccinated can test positive for it.
Posted Mon, Jul 26, 2021
As a new life begins, yours forever changes. And so does your body. That’s why we’ve put together this pregnancy primer
Posted Wed, Jul 21, 2021
A person’s ability to think, act, or speak is altered by Alzheimer’s disease, which causes loss of memory and other brain functions, leading to a steady decrease in a person’s ability to function in their daily life.
Posted Mon, Jul 19, 2021
The latest coronavirus villain—the Delta variant—has proven to be the fastest and most infectious spreader. Delta, which arrived in Houston in April, is spreading 50 percent faster.
Posted Thu, Jul 15, 2021
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine already scores an A+ for people 16 and older. But now that it’s available for 12-to-15 year-olds, you may wonder if the vaccine’s safety makes the grade for your children.
Posted Tue, Jul 13, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidance for COVID-19 prevention in K-12 schools. According to the CDC, students benefit from in-person learning,
Posted Tue, Jul 06, 2021
After an unexpected open-heart procedure, a patient at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center penned the following letter of appreciation to the physicians and staff who saved his life.
Posted Tue, Jul 06, 2021
The bride beamed as she walked down the aisle, clutching her bouquet of wildflowers. Today, she was marrying the love of her life, their combined four children were officially becoming siblings, and she was, in every sense of the word, happy.
Posted Tue, Jun 15, 2021
With screen time up more than ever before, eye safety and health should be at the top of everyone’s priority list.
Posted Thu, Jun 10, 2021
After a year of working at home in our pajamas, some of us are being called back to the office now that millions of Americans have been vaccinated and COVID-19 hospitalizations are continuing to drop.
Posted Tue, Jun 01, 2021
Summer is almost here—and you’re probably eager to hit the road.
Posted Fri, May 28, 2021
In the coming weeks, many people will be in search of the summer fun that was put on hold last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted Fri, May 28, 2021
Let's throw shade at sun sins by bringing to light surprising facts about the nation's most common cancer - skin cancer.
Posted Wed, May 26, 2021
Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and for many people this marks the beginning of summer – meaning the hot weather is in full swing in Texas and many are cooling off in the water.
Posted Mon, May 10, 2021
Research gives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine an A+ for children ages 12 to 15 years old. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve it for that age group soon.
Posted Sun, May 09, 2021
Each May, hospitals and healthcare organizations take time to highlight the importance of mental and psychiatric health through recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month.
Posted Thu, Apr 29, 2021
Fact: By the end of this day, 17 Americans will die waiting for an organ transplant.
Posted Wed, Apr 28, 2021
Protecting your little one starts long before birth. But delivering during the pandemic may leave you confused on how to best do so—especially given the mixed messages for future parents.
Posted Fri, Apr 16, 2021
Super foods are all the rage, but which ones really make a difference? To get the scoop, we sat down with Dr. Hamid Hamdi, MD, FAAN, neurologist at Mischer Neuroscience Associates who is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.
Posted Tue, Apr 13, 2021
You snooze, you lose? No—you win.
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 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 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.
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