Five Things Families Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccines

By Alexandra Becker 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. Both use a well-established mRNA technology to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 disease, and both require two doses administered weeks apart to deliver maximum [Continue Reading]

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A COVID-19 Patient Finds Peace after Being Baptized at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital

by: Alexandra Becker Robin Broxson received the call in early August. COVID-19 was still surging in Houston, and Broxson, a chaplain with Memorial Hermann Health System, was doing all she could to help her patients, and their families, hold on to hope.  As Broxson listened, the voice on the other end told her about a [Continue Reading]

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Today is “Blue Monday,” But It Doesn’t Have to Be Bad

By Alexandra Becker The third Monday in January has become known to many as “Blue Monday,” a.k.a., the most depressing day of the year. The concept was first developed based on an observation that people consistently seemed to feel down on this date, likely due to a combination of cold and dreary weather, the cheer [Continue Reading]

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The Top 10 Worst Habits We Picked Up Last Year—and How to Break Them

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—we can only control what we do about them. To help kick-start your goals for 2021, [Continue Reading]

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In Sickness and In Health: Therapists at TIRR Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Lift Spirits with a Surprise Anniversary Fiesta

By Alexandra Becker On July 26, 2020, David Fields’ eyes were focused on the hill ahead of him, his feet fixed to the pedals of his bike. He was less than a mile away from his home in Grand Cane, La., training hard for his third deployment to Iraq just a few short months away. [Continue Reading]

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Alcohol Abuse and the Holidays: Warning Signs and How to Seek Help

By Alexandra Becker 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. As such, many people who turn to alcohol—either for added cheer or to cope with loss—find themselves [Continue Reading]

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