The Three Rs for Getting Better ZZZs This School Year.

If your children are like most, they are squeezing out every last drop of summer vacation. No doubt bedtime has slipped later and later during the past few months. Unless you and your children are prepared, the early morning wakeup call for the first day of school can be a rude awakening. It seems everyone [Continue Reading]

Breastfeeding challenges wouldn’t stop this determined mom.

By Dara Ostermayer, RN Postpartum Nurse, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital When I found out I was pregnant with my second daughter, I was excited to try and hopefully succeed at breastfeeding her. I struggled with breastfeeding my first daughter, Kenley, which made me worry that maybe I would be unsuccessful again. With Kenley, I suffered [Continue Reading]

Heading to the pool or beach with the kids? Designate a water-watcher.

Spending time at the pool, lake or ocean goes hand-in-hand with the hot summer months. Keeping kids safe and healthy while engaging in fun summer activities can be challenging for parents. Tragically, children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Samuel J. Prater, M.D., [Continue Reading]

Keeping Your Kids Safe in the Summer Heat: Tips from the ER

Did you know that a child’s body heats up 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s?  It’s true.  That’s why it is extremely dangerous for a child to be left or play in an unattended car. “It is never, under any circumstances, okay to leave a child in an unattended car, even if the [Continue Reading]

NicView: The Next Best Thing to Being Bassinet-side

It’s the news no expecting mother wants to hear: there’s something wrong with your baby and we need to deliver now. But that’s what happened after a routine check-up for Jennifer Do back in May. Doctors told her that her baby, Hunter, wasn’t getting enough oxygen and nutrients to develop properly and she would need [Continue Reading]

Most birth defects have no known cause. What you need to know about diagnosis and treatment.

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare; having a child diagnosed with a debilitating condition that could impact them for the rest of their lives. And it’s more common than most people may know. One out of every 33 babies born in the world arrives with a major birth defect, a frightening diagnosis that can lead to [Continue Reading]