Is Your Toddler Eating Too Much Sugar?

By Lauren Ladd, MS, RD, LD When it comes to overconsumption, Americans typically take the cake.  Unfortunately, our young ones are no exception. A recent study found that toddlers in the United States are consuming too much added sugar, putting their health and wellbeing at risk.  According to the World Health Organization, increased sugar intake [Continue Reading]

Ease Anxiety with These Steps to Car Seat Safety

Wrestling a car seat into its proper position is easier said than done, as countless parents can attest. It’s no wonder that questions and anxiety can quickly mount when searching for, installing and putting a car seat to use. “There is a lot for parents to consider and process when it comes to car seat [Continue Reading]

Are You Ready? Perfecting Your Hurricane Plan in a Post-Harvey World

In the aftermath of Harvey, the arrival of Houston’s first hurricane season will undoubtedly stoke some trepidation from Houstonians still reeling from last year’s unprecedented storm, but there’s no reason to panic if you have a proper plan in place. While June 1 marks the official start of Hurricane Season, the Gulf of Mexico has [Continue Reading]

”Not Your Parents’ Mosquitoes”: When To Worry About Bites

Mosquito bites can be more than just a nuisance for many throughout the spring and summer months. They’re also a growing source of disease throughout the United States. “These are not our parents’ mosquitoes and they may not be ‘just mosquito bites’ anymore,” said Luis Ostrosky, MD, medical director of epidemiology at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical [Continue Reading]

The Struggle is Real: Television Finales Can Trigger “End of Season Blues”

Have you ever found yourself reaching for a tub of ice cream after a series or season finale?  Feeling sad or depressed that your favorite program is coming to an end? (“Scandal”, anyone?) If so, you’re not alone. In the era of binge-watching and the growing popularity of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, those [Continue Reading]

A Father’s Heart Disease Sparks a Son’s Lifelong Commitment to Stopping the No. 1 Cause of Death

Dr. Sanjay Maniar has a childhood memory of visiting his father in the hospital and being awestruck by the team of people who were taking care of his dad following an unexpected and urgent heart bypass surgery. Dr. Maniar was only 9 years old when his dad fell ill, went to the doctor for a [Continue Reading]