Is Your Weight Putting You at Higher Risk of Getting Cancer?

By Meredith Whittemore While the American Cancer Society’s latest report is celebrating a decline in cancer deaths overall, some cancers linked to obesity tell a different story. The report says death rates from cancer have dropped 27 percent over the past 25 years. Much of that drop is attributed to a reduction in smoking, and [Continue Reading]

Food Allergies Aren’t Just Kid Stuff

By Evan Koch Food allergies are dominating headlines, altering nutrition labels and changing the way products get marketed in the United States. Although not as common as in children, food allergies can affect adults. According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), an estimated 26 million U.S. adults, or [Continue Reading]

Brown Eyes Giving You the Blues?

By Caryn Gebhard Following weeks of holiday gatherings, activities and celebrations, the month of January can leave you feeling blue, especially if you have brown eyes. According to a study published in the Open Access Journal of Behavioral Science & Psychology, individuals with dark eye colors may be more prone to depression than their lighter [Continue Reading]

Houston Couple Loses a Combined 250 Pounds Through NewStart

By Drew Munhausen 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. Choosing to Make a New Start Together NewStart is a comprehensive, patient-centered surgical weight loss program offered at five Memorial Hermann locations in Greater Houston. Both Garrett and Dynae [Continue Reading]

Less Than Two Weeks to Marathon: You Should be Tapering

By Drew Munhausen The last thing a runner wants to be told less than two weeks before a marathon? Slow down. For those unexperienced with marathon training, slowing down right before the big race might seem a bit contradictory. However, experts say that’s what runners should be doing if they plan on running the 2019 Chevron [Continue Reading]