Is Your Toddler Eating Too Much Sugar?

By Lauren Ladd, MS, RD, LD When it comes to overconsumption, Americans typically take the cake.  Unfortunately, our young ones are no exception. A recent study found that toddlers in the United States are consuming too much added sugar, putting their health and wellbeing at risk.  According to the World Health Organization, increased sugar intake [Continue Reading]

Ease Anxiety with These Steps to Car Seat Safety

Wrestling a car seat into its proper position is easier said than done, as countless parents can attest. It’s no wonder that questions and anxiety can quickly mount when searching for, installing and putting a car seat to use. “There is a lot for parents to consider and process when it comes to car seat [Continue Reading]

3-Year-Old Hospital Patient Becomes a Firefighter for a Day

Edison, age 3, loves all things related to firefighting. His room in his Dallas-area home is decorated with fire engines and posters of firefighters; he has his own electric ride-on fire truck; his favorite color is red; and he wants to be a fireman when he grows up. He’s a curious, outgoing little boy, who [Continue Reading]

”Not Your Parents’ Mosquitoes”: When To Worry About Bites

Mosquito bites can be more than just a nuisance for many throughout the spring and summer months. They’re also a growing source of disease throughout the United States. “These are not our parents’ mosquitoes and they may not be ‘just mosquito bites’ anymore,” said Luis Ostrosky, MD, medical director of epidemiology at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical [Continue Reading]

Finding Hope and Healing in the Comfort of a 167-Pound Pet Therapy Dog

By Stephanie Florom I am a self-proclaimed animal lover and I especially love big dogs. Not only is working with them what I do for a living as a veterinary technician, I also have three four-legged kids of my own. In November 2017, I was pregnant with my first child. Due to complications–my water broke [Continue Reading]

Putting an End to Pediatric Brain Cancer

During the summer of 2017, Shamon Ampey noticed her 2-year-old son, Ahmon, was having some strange symptoms. He had problems swallowing and occasionally experienced nose bleeds. When Ahmon started having issues with his balance, Ampey knew something was really wrong. Ampey went to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital where experts discovered a cancerous mass in Ahmon’s brain. [Continue Reading]