For National Nutrition Month, Memorial Hermann Dietitians Focused on Respecting Cultural Preferences While Meeting Nutritional Needs

By Alexandra Becker In an effort to promote healthy food choices and beneficial eating habits, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created a campaign to observe National Nutrition Month each March. Every week of the month, the organization sends out key messaging and guidance for professionals and the general public to promote healthier habits year-round. [Continue Reading]

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What is Safe after Spring Break Travel?

By Alexandra Becker Whether it was to hit the slopes, frolic in the waves or visit family out of state, a large number of Houstonians travelled far and wide during Spring Break last week. With the majority of those vacationers now back home, many wonder what’s safe when it comes to COVID-19 protocols, especially with [Continue Reading]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: An Important Reminder to Schedule Your Screening

Colorectal cancer is found in the colon or rectum and typically develops from abnormal growths known as polyps. It’s also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths and the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States for men and women according to the American Cancer Society, yet many don’t recognize that it’s one [Continue Reading]

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Five Things to Know About the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

By Alexandra Becker On Feb. 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization to a third COVID-19 vaccine. Manufactured by Janssen Biotech Inc., a pharmaceutical company owned by Johnson & Johnson, this new COVID-19 vaccine varies substantially from those created by Pfizer and Moderna, with notable differences in its technology [Continue Reading]

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What You Should and Should Not Do Ahead of the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Alexandra Becker With vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson now approved under Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an increasing number of Texans now have the opportunity to become vaccinated against COVID-19. Although the State of Texas is currently recommending that available doses are prioritized for individuals [Continue Reading]

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One Year Later: Reflections and Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Alexandra Becker One year ago this month, the Greater Houston area saw its first positive case of COVID-19. Since then, Memorial Hermann Health System’s hospitals, urgent care centers and clinics have cared for more than 250,000 patients with suspected or positive COVID-19 disease. Thanks to the courage and resilience of our frontline workers, we [Continue Reading]

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