What I Learned at H.A.P.P.Y. Summer Boot Camp

The concept of H.A.P.P.Y. Summer Boot Camp is simple: Promote healthy attitudes in youth and make it fun. Created by  Memorial Hermann’s Community Benefit Corporation, H.A.P.P.Y.  stands for Healthy Attitudes Promoting Positive Youth.    The camp strives to impact the physical as well as mental health of students who are identified as overweight or at risk [Continue Reading]

Champions of Tomorrow Cheer on Team USA

They may not carry a torch or wear a gold medal or train with the world’s best coaches, but our patients are champions too: breaking barriers, rising above their own personal challenges and pushing themselves to the limit every single day — just like the men and women in Rio. To us, they’re all winners. And as the Americans continue to dominate [Continue Reading]

Advice from a Stroke Survivor: Don’t Wait to Get Help.

Duane Haas is a walking testimonial about stroke and recovery. In January 2013, Haas suffered multiple strokes causing him to lose his peripheral vision and his sense of taste. The debilitating consequences of the stroke caused his confidence to wane along with his independence. Fast-forward three years and Haas is a stroke survivor singing praises [Continue Reading]

A lesson in nutrition: Packing the perfect back-to-school lunch

As parents across Houston busily prepare for their child’s return to the classroom, it’s time to start dusting off lunchboxes and cracking open thermoses. While packing the perfect back-to-school lunch may seem like a daunting task for many overburdened families, providing kids a nutrient-packed midday meal is one big advantage parents can give their children [Continue Reading]

Expert Tips for Injury Recovery for Olympians & Everyday Athletes

It’s been one week since the start of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and already the world has witnessed some intense injuries. French gymnast Samir Ait Said fractured his tibia and fibula. Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali broke his collarbone in multiple places. Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan dislocated his elbow. Injuries are not uncommon during the [Continue Reading]