With Flu Season Approaching, Doctors Urge Families Everywhere to Get their Annual Vaccine

By Alexandra Becker As schools across Greater Houston have settled into a new year and hints of cooler breezes signal the start of fall, pediatricians and primary care physicians are bracing themselves for the beginning of flu season. This year, as hospitals continue to navigate the devastating effects of the last 18 months while treating [Continue Reading]

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With Hundreds of Thousands of Houstonians Without Power from Tropical Storm Nicholas, Memorial Hermann Urges Safe Generator Usage

By Alexandra Becker Although the Greater Houston region was mostly spared from widespread flooding and catastrophic structural damage from Hurricane Nicholas (which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm), nearly 500,000 households woke up without power. As of Tuesday afternoon, CenterPoint Energy has stated that some of those outages may last several days. For [Continue Reading]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness: Looking for a Cure

By: McKenna Gazzier A person’s ability to think, act, or speak is altered by Alzheimer’s disease, which causes loss of memory and other brain functions, leading to a steady decrease in a person’s ability to function in their daily life. While researchers across the world are working to better understand this disease, and, someday, develop [Continue Reading]

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This One’s For the Skeptics

For many of us, the COVID-19 vaccine was a vial of hope—a promise of getting back to normalcy and brighter days ahead. But for others, the FDA’s emergency use authorization of the vaccine was met with skepticism, doubt and even downright animosity. If you fall into the latter category, perhaps identifying as someone who is [Continue Reading]

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The CDC Has Updated Its Guidance for Back-to-School: Here’s What You Need to Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidance for COVID-19 prevention in K-12 schools. According to the CDC, students benefit from in-person learning, and safely returning to in-person instruction in the fall of 2021 is a priority. “These updates take into account many of the things we have learned over the [Continue Reading]

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Five Things You Need to Know as Hurricane Season Arrives

By McKenna Gazzier With hurricane season already here, it is imperative that people throughout the Greater Houston area take a closer look into safety precautions. Hurricanes like Ike and Harvey impacted the city of Houston immensely, leaving residents underprepared and, in turn, picking up the pieces of devastating loss. According to forecasters, the 2021 season [Continue Reading]

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