Back in the saddle: A young concussion victim rides to recovery

One year ago, 13-year-old Reese Silberman was competing in an equestrian competition. Despite suffering from a sinus infection, Reese was eager to compete. While warming up with a horse that was unfamiliar to her, Reese made a slight miscalculation that caused the horse to land in the middle of a jump and flip over itself, [Continue Reading]

Flu season is here. Are you ready?

Flu season has officially made its debut in Texas, with doctor’s offices and hospitals across the state noting an uptick in influenza cases in recent weeks. While the season, which started Oct. 1, has remained relatively mild compared to past years, influenza and pneumonia have already claimed almost 1,900 lives across Texas, according to the [Continue Reading]

The Joy of Welcoming Multiples into the World

Parents of multiples know that high-risk pregnancies demand highly specialized care. Knowing how to address and avoid the complications that can arise is critical. That’s why so many families trust  Memorial Hermann to watch over and welcome their little ones into the world.  Meet a few of the families and their bundles of joy – [Continue Reading]

Type 2 Diabetes is on the Rise in Kids. Are Yours at Risk?

Although Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed in adults, pediatricians are seeing more cases of the chronic condition in children. “These days, we are seeing a slow but steady increase in the incidence of Type 2, or insulin-resistant, diabetes in children due to the prevalence of overweight and obese children in this country,” said Dr. [Continue Reading]

Why more moms are opting to delay cord clamping at birth

For years, obstetricians and mothers alike have noticed that babies born too early were gaining significant health benefits when they waited for a minute or two to cut the umbilical cord. But a bevy of research in recent years found that delayed cord clamping has lasting benefits for healthy infants too, prompting the American College [Continue Reading]

Too Many Kids Are Injured by Falling Furniture: Tips to Keep Yours Safe

By Alfred Martinez, M.D. A horrifying video of twin toddlers being pinned under a toppled dresser was widely circulated last week.  Unfortunately, child injury and death from furniture-related accidents is more common than most people realize. Approximately 13,000 pediatric emergency room visits per year are a result of falling furniture.  Additionally, according to the Consumer Product [Continue Reading]