NicView: The Next Best Thing to Being Bassinet-side

It’s the news no expecting mother wants to hear: there’s something wrong with your baby and we need to deliver now. But that’s what happened after a routine check-up for Jennifer Do back in May. Doctors told her that her baby, Hunter, wasn’t getting enough oxygen and nutrients to develop properly and she would need [Continue Reading]

Moving to Houston? Add this checklist to your suitcase.

Packing your belongings and moving across the country, state or even the city can be stressful enough on its own, even before you take into consideration finding a new healthcare provider. Luckily, newcomers to the Houston area quickly discover that the Bayou City has one of the most extensive and expansive healthcare networks in the [Continue Reading]

Helping a Heart 7,000 Miles from Home

Sarangoo Menjargal, an 11-year-old from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, was born with a congenital heart defect called an atrial septal defect (ASD). An ASD is a hole in the wall between the upper chambers of the heart, which can cause damage to the heart and lungs. According to the Texas Birth Defects registry, ASD is the most [Continue Reading]

Medical Missions: Delivering Life-Changing Care Around the World

Memorial Hermann has been caring for the people of Greater Houston and Southeast Texas for more than a century. As a not-for-profit health system, we proudly contribute more than $500 million annually through uncompensated emergency care, school-based health centers, nutritional services, dental care and more for at-risk and underserved families.  In addition to supporting these [Continue Reading]

Hunger in Houston: Why it’s a problem and what you can do to help fight it

For many children, summer brings a much-anticipated break from school and a chance to unwind for a few weeks before classes start up again in the fall. But for other families, the long, sweltering months are a worrisome time when healthy food can be hard to find. Beyond the reading, writing and arithmetic lessons that [Continue Reading]

“My son just wanted to be a kid again.” A mother’s quest to find an answer to her son’s pineal cyst.

By Jessica Large, mother of Brayden Large As a mother, I know things about my children that no one else on earth knows. I felt them move in my body before anyone else. I know them each by smell, a primal instinct God imbedded in my DNA. As babies, I could pick out their cry [Continue Reading]