This Black Friday, Fill Your Cart with These Doctor-Approved Healthcare Essentials.

By Rhiannon Collette Planning on hitting the shops today to score some sweet Black Friday deals? While health and wellness products may not necessarily top your wish list, the busiest shopping day of the year is the perfect time to stock up on deeply discounted essentials to keep your family well. Along with the typical gifts that [Continue Reading]

Parents are Hoarding Leftover Antibiotics. That’s a Problem.

By Rhiannon Collette In a recent survey, nearly half of parents reported holding on to leftover antibiotics after completing a course of treatment and often distributing the medications to other sick members of their household without consulting a doctor first. That can be hugely problematic for many reasons, according to Dr. Michael Chang, UTHealth pediatric infectious diseases [Continue Reading]

What’s Going Around? Pediatrician Shares Top Three Illnesses Affecting Kids This Season

By Rhiannon Collette Fall is in the air and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but holiday cheer isn’t the only thing spreading right now. ‘Tis the season for colds and germs. As runny noses and coughs begin to make their rounds in schools and daycares, Dr. Claire McGhee, a pediatrician with Blue Fish Pediatrics, in [Continue Reading]

When Spooky Symptoms Strike, ‘Witch’ Facility Should You Choose?

By Lindsey Klingensmith When you are in the throes of an eerie illness or ghoulish injury, it can be difficult to decide where to go for care, especially when your regular doctor’s office is closed. Choosing the right venue might seem scary, but don’t fear. We’ll take the dread out of the tough question – when [Continue Reading]

Breast Cancer & Genetics: Answers to Your Top 5 Questions

By Meredith Whittemore Ever since Angelina Jolie announced that she’d undergone a double mastectomy after learning she carried the BRCA1 gene, a gene that increased a woman’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, there’s been increased publicity surrounding the role of genetics in cancer. But who should consider genetic testing?  And what exactly can the tests [Continue Reading]

Firefighters’ Epic Lip Sync Challenge Leads to a Surprise Visit for Houston’s Hospitalized Kids

By Evan Koch Earlier this summer, the Spring Fire Department (SFD) showcased its talents by performing in a lip sync challenge music video, generating more than 100,000 views on Facebook and local media coverage. SFD’s encore to that performance was a surprise visit to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. When several SFD firefirefighters stopped by [Continue Reading]