“I will not be afraid of the sun.” — Tackling Melanoma with Courage

By Meredith Whittemore On average, the Houston area has 204 sunny days.  For each of those days, Sabrina Farber has to tackle an inner battle against fear that her melanoma may return. “Once you’ve had a diagnosis of melanoma, it almost makes you afraid of the sun. One day I told myself, ‘Forget this. I [Continue Reading]

lohenhen

An Especially Meaningful Mother’s Day After Surviving Cardiac Arrest

By Meredith Whittemore This year’s Mother’s Day could’ve been a tough one for Janet Mendoza. Several months prior, she was at risk of losing her mother, Amada Mendoza, after she experienced cardiac arrest. “She was complaining of chest pain and feeling ‘burpy.’ I just thought it was acid reflux or something,” Janet Mendoza said. She [Continue Reading]

lohenhen

From Diaper Dashes to 1-Mile Sprints, Children Race for Good Health

By Drew Munhausen Every year, The Woodlands hosts IRONMAN competitors during the week of the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas. However, the adults weren’t the only ones training for the race. More than 500 kids of all ages had also been preparing for the 5th annual Children’s Memorial Hermann IRONKIDS Texas Fun Run that kicked off [Continue Reading]

lohenhen

Measles is Highly Contagious. Here’s How to Protect Your Family

By Rhiannon Collette On the heels of an announcement this week that measles cases have been identified in the Greater Houston region, many parents are wondering what they can do to best protect their children, especially those too young to have been fully vaccinated yet. While measles is a highly contagious disease that is easily [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

Allergic to Penicillin? The Answer is Likely “No.”

By Rhiannon Collette Think you or your child may be allergic to penicillin? You may need to think again. A new study suggests that millions of Americans falsely believe they have penicillin allergies, and that misunderstanding may be putting them at risk and contributing to the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria. An estimated 10 percent [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

Is Your Weight Putting You at Higher Risk of Getting Cancer?

By Meredith Whittemore While the American Cancer Society’s latest report is celebrating a decline in cancer deaths overall, some cancers linked to obesity tell a different story. The report says death rates from cancer have dropped 27 percent over the past 25 years. Much of that drop is attributed to a reduction in smoking, and [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise