Something New Takes Flight at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

  Just days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast, a group of excited Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center employees looked to the sky on the John S. Dunn Helistop as a blur of green zoomed through the air. The iconic red Memorial Hermann Life Flight® helicopters take off [Continue Reading]

Look at these Bright New Stars Born During Today’s Eclipse

It was a total eclipse of the melt-your-heart day at Memorial Hermann hospitals around the Greater Houston area. While many people were staring upwards at the closest star in our solar system, new parents were looking down at the bright, shining additions to their families. These eclipse-day babies are pictured sporting sunglasses to commemorate the [Continue Reading]

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]