Top Ten List: 2016’s Most Heartwarming, Impactful Posts

As 2016 comes to a close, we look back on some of the blog posts that resonated most with readers. 2016 was a year of overcoming obstacles, educating the public about serious health issues and honoring those who have made an impact on the lives of others.  Here’s a chance to read the top ten [Continue Reading]

A Renewed Celebration of Life This Holiday Season

Dominic Larkin was only 18 months old when he followed the family dog out the back door and fell into the family’s hot tub.  What transpired in the days, weeks and months following the accident has the Larkin family celebrating the gift of life this holiday season.

Don’t Let “Illness Grinch” Spoil Your Holiday Fun: Help is a Phone Call Away.

It’s the holiday season. You’ve planned. You made a list and checked it twice. The decorations are up; the shopping is done; the table is set and relatives are en route. The fun starts, then the unexpected happens – a sick child, a faint relative or even you fall ill. What to do? Emergency center [Continue Reading]

Minutes Count When Your Child’s Bump on the Head Becomes Life-threatening

Landon’s injury at first seemed minor, a small bump on the head during a harmless game in his elementary school gymnasium. It was a typical Tuesday afternoon and the 7-year-old had been playing “four corners” during his school P.E.  class when his feet became tangled with a classmate’s, and he fell to the ground fast, [Continue Reading]

How to Manage Chronic Disease During a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

Houston, like many cities on the Gulf Coast, is prone to flooding and vulnerable to tropical weather such as hurricanes.  It’s easy to remember the impact of storms like Hurricane Ike in 2008 and Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Storms such as these are capable of destroying homes, leaving people stranded, and forcing evacuation. Here [Continue Reading]