Houston Zika Update

The summer months ushered in a new round of Zika concerns as the virus, which has been linked to miscarriages, birth defects, and a rare form of paralysis, continued its spread to new regions, including the first case of transmission within the continental United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has [Continue Reading]

Changing the Game in Prostate Cancer Detection

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society estimates that 180,890 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2016 in the U.S.  If a man’s annual physical reveals an elevated PSA (prostate specific  antigen)  blood test,  he’s usually referred for a biopsy.  A [Continue Reading]

Young Ovarian Cancer Survivor is Beating the Odds and Helping to Alert Others

Ovarian cancer is one of the hardest cancers to catch early. College Park High School graduate Haley Houston, 23, can personally attest to the difficulty of diagnosing ovarian cancer. Last December, as she was planning her wedding to her high school sweetheart, she received a shocking diagnosis that would change her life forever. According to [Continue Reading]

Your Best Shot at Protecting Your Family Against the Flu

Parents may have a harder time finding a tear-free way to protect their kids against the influenza virus this year. With flu season fast approaching, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that a nasal spray flu vaccine frequently administered to children has not worked as effectively as expected for several years [Continue Reading]

Cancer Survivors Use Yoga for Healing Mind, Body and Spirit

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that originated in ancient India.  In recent years, it has become a mainstream practice offered at gyms, schools and even hospitals. It’s becoming increasingly beneficial for cancer survivors at Memorial Hermann hospitals to help counter the side effects of cancer treatments and boost recovery. Yoga was first [Continue Reading]

Building a Healthier Community Starts with Healthier Kids

In 1996, when Carol Paret oversaw the launch of the Memorial Hermann Health Centers for Schools program at the WAVE and Kruse Health Centers in the Pasadena Independent School District, her rationale was simple, but poignant: “There was a need.” Now celebrating 20 years of keeping uninsured and underserved students healthy and in school where they can [Continue Reading]