Moving to Houston? Add this checklist to your suitcase.

Packing your belongings and moving across the country, state or even the city can be stressful enough on its own, even before you take into consideration finding a new healthcare provider. Luckily, newcomers to the Houston area quickly discover that the Bayou City has one of the most extensive and expansive healthcare networks in the [Continue Reading]

Hunger in Houston: Why it’s a problem and what you can do to help fight it

For many children, summer brings a much-anticipated break from school and a chance to unwind for a few weeks before classes start up again in the fall. But for other families, the long, sweltering months are a worrisome time when healthy food can be hard to find. Beyond the reading, writing and arithmetic lessons that [Continue Reading]

Most birth defects have no known cause. What you need to know about diagnosis and treatment.

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare; having a child diagnosed with a debilitating condition that could impact them for the rest of their lives. And it’s more common than most people may know. One out of every 33 babies born in the world arrives with a major birth defect, a frightening diagnosis that can lead to [Continue Reading]

A Pediatrician’s Tips for Preventing Ear Infections This Summer

Keeping cool while having fun is what summers are about. For many kids, that involves diving into pools, floating in ponds – or dancing in a sprinkler’s spray. With that can come swimmer’s ear and painful ear infections. Natasha Bhagwandin, M.D., a pediatrician at Memorial Hermann Medical Group Pediatrics in Atascocita, answers our questions to [Continue Reading]

This isn’t your Grandma’s parenting advice.

What every grandparent needs to know about today’s recommendations to keep babies and kids safe and healthy. As any new parent can attest, there is no shortage of sage advice that arrives with a bundle of joy. From the proper way to burp a baby to expert insight on soothing teething pain, nearly everyone seems [Continue Reading]

Is your little one ready for potty training?

When it comes to potty training, timing is everything.  Just ask mother of two, Leslie Snelgrove.  “My oldest son Charlie started showing signs around 18 months,” says Snelgrove.  “He wanted to copy us. But then he regressed and stopped, so we didn’t push it.” Snelgrove and her husband Andy decided to wait until Charlie was [Continue Reading]