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]

A Pediatrician’s Tips for Preventing Ear Infections This Summer

Keeping cool while having fun is what summers are about. For many kids, that involves diving into pools, floating in ponds – or dancing in a sprinkler’s spray. With that can come swimmer’s ear and painful ear infections. Natasha Bhagwandin, M.D., a pediatrician at Memorial Hermann Medical Group Pediatrics in Atascocita, answers our questions to [Continue Reading]

This isn’t your Grandma’s parenting advice.

What every grandparent needs to know about today’s recommendations to keep babies and kids safe and healthy. As any new parent can attest, there is no shortage of sage advice that arrives with a bundle of joy. From the proper way to burp a baby to expert insight on soothing teething pain, nearly everyone seems [Continue Reading]

Is your little one ready for potty training?

When it comes to potty training, timing is everything.  Just ask mother of two, Leslie Snelgrove.  “My oldest son Charlie started showing signs around 18 months,” says Snelgrove.  “He wanted to copy us. But then he regressed and stopped, so we didn’t push it.” Snelgrove and her husband Andy decided to wait until Charlie was [Continue Reading]

Answering the call: Free pediatric nurse triage line after hours & on weekends

Any parent will tell you that kids always get sick after hours or on weekends, when the pediatrician’s office is closed. Whether it’s a fever, an earache, a swollen ankle or stomach pain, mom Lisa Pugh knows what it’s like to have a child in pain. When her daughter was running a fever on a [Continue Reading]

Nation’s first-of-its-kind center aims to improve the health of moms and babies.

For Dr. KuoJen Tsao, the journey started with a single question: How do you improve the outcomes for newborns and their mothers, not just in the hospital, but before and after pregnancy, as well? That query started a process that spanned several years, a handful of organizations, and eventually resulted in the creation of the [Continue Reading]