Identical Female Triplets Are One of a Kind

They say that good things come in threes. For the past month, the Harris family of League City, Texas, has been buying everything in threes. Three cribs, three car seats, three swings and three times the number of diapers most parents need. Their all-girl identical Harris triplets, Addison, Kinsley and Savannah Harris, arrived on December [Continue Reading]

How Can Knowing Your BMI Save Your Life?

OK, you’ve vowed to lose weight. You’ve made promises to your doctor, your family, yourself.  That’s great. But how far should you go? Health experts use two forms of measurement to determine health risks associated with excess poundage.  One measurement is Body Mass Index or BMI. Keeping your BMI in a healthy range can reduce [Continue Reading]

Here’s to Safer New Year’s Celebrations

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate with friends and family, reflect back on a wonderful year and look forward to what’s to come. However, it’s important to make sure you stay safe while celebrating and that begins far before the clock strikes midnight. Dr. Samuel Prater, UTHealth emergency medicine physician and Medical Director [Continue Reading]

A New Heart for Christian

A healthy, athletic teenager, Christian was used to physical challenges. He had been a decorated swimmer and played basketball, baseball, football and soccer most of his life. During a family vacation in Colorado in August 2014, he and his family were faced with the greatest challenge of his young life. Christian began experiencing flu-like symptoms [Continue Reading]