What Every Parent Should Know About the Teen Vaping Epidemic

By Monica Kalra, DO After decades of work by advocates to curtail youth smoking rates, children are once again getting hooked on nicotine, posing serious risks to their developing brains. Vaping has become an epidemic among America’s teens, with one in every five high school students reporting electronic cigarette use in 2018. This is a [Continue Reading]

What You Need to Know as RSV Season Peaks

By Evan Koch What first appears as the common cold may be a sign of something more serious for infants, young children and older adults, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Common cold symptoms like a runny nose, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, fever and irritability are also the first symptoms of [Continue Reading]

Move More, Sit Less: New Exercise Guidelines for 2019

By Drew Munhausen If you’re still solidifying your resolutions for 2019, you may want to consider this simple one: move more, sit less. New exercise recommendations were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association – the first time the Physical Activities Guidelines for Americans have been updated since 2008. The new changes aren’t [Continue Reading]

Behavior Issues at Daycare Led to a Surprising Diagnosis: Tyler’s Story

By Jade Waddy When teachers told Leah Cole her then three-year-old son, Tyler, was having behavior issues at daycare, she was caught off guard by the information. “It just wasn’t how we raised him or his sister and we really didn’t know what was going on,” said Cole. “We were told he was hitting and [Continue Reading]

Houston Oilers Legend Dan Pastorini Isn’t Slowing Down Thanks to New Mini Hip

By Drew Munhausen NFL legend Dan Pastorini was quarterback for the Houston Oilers during the iconic “Luv Ya Blue” era that originated in 1978. Now, on the 40-year anniversary of the movement, Pastorini, 69, will be inducted in the second class of the Houston Sports Hall of Fame, an honor that includes the likes of Earl [Continue Reading]

From Iowa to Houston: A Young Champion Delivers Medals To Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

By Evan Koch Gracie stepped down from the front seat of Spring Fire Department (SFD) engine No. 78 with pleasant conviction upon her arrival at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. The 11-year-old had just traveled more than 900 miles from Ankeny, Iowa, to Houston, Texas, to make a very special delivery. [Continue Reading]