What Every Parent Should Know About the Teen Vaping Epidemic

By Monica Kalra, DO After decades of work by advocates to curtail youth smoking rates, children are once again getting hooked on nicotine, posing serious risks to their developing brains. Vaping has become an epidemic among America’s teens, with one in every five high school students reporting electronic cigarette use in 2018. This is a [Continue Reading]

What You Need to Know as RSV Season Peaks

By Evan Koch What first appears as the common cold may be a sign of something more serious for infants, young children and older adults, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Common cold symptoms like a runny nose, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, fever and irritability are also the first symptoms of [Continue Reading]

Behavior Issues at Daycare Led to a Surprising Diagnosis: Tyler’s Story

By Jade Waddy When teachers told Leah Cole her then three-year-old son, Tyler, was having behavior issues at daycare, she was caught off guard by the information. “It just wasn’t how we raised him or his sister and we really didn’t know what was going on,” said Cole. “We were told he was hitting and [Continue Reading]

From Iowa to Houston: A Young Champion Delivers Medals To Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

By Evan Koch Gracie stepped down from the front seat of Spring Fire Department (SFD) engine No. 78 with pleasant conviction upon her arrival at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. The 11-year-old had just traveled more than 900 miles from Ankeny, Iowa, to Houston, Texas, to make a very special delivery. [Continue Reading]

Follow-up Friday: Twins Born Two Weeks Apart are Thriving

By Lindsey Klingensmith   On January 17, 2017, Amara Woolridge was born at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center at 24 weeks and four days gestation. Her twin brother, Arthur, stayed in utero and was born two weeks later, on January 31, 2017, at 26 weeks and four days gestation. Shortly after their birth, the twins’ mother blogged [Continue Reading]