TIRR Memorial Hermann Recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Over one billion people live with some form of disability – that’s 15% of the world’s population.  Since 1992, United Nations Enable has observed December 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in order to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and wellbeing of persons with disabilities. [Continue Reading]

How to Manage Chronic Disease During a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

Houston, like many cities on the Gulf Coast, is prone to flooding and vulnerable to tropical weather such as hurricanes.  It’s easy to remember the impact of storms like Hurricane Ike in 2008 and Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Storms such as these are capable of destroying homes, leaving people stranded, and forcing evacuation. Here [Continue Reading]

Demonstration Shows High Schoolers the Dangers of Distracted Driving

An estimated 32% of fatal car crashes involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc, but sometimes numbers and statistics don’t accurately convey the harsh reality.  One must witness the events first hand to truly understand the grave outcomes of drinking and driving.  That’s the goal [Continue Reading]