Does COVID-19 Love the Cold? That’s Bad News for Houston this Week

By Alexandra Becker As Texans continue to brave the uncharacteristically cold weather this week, experts warn of an increase in COVID-19 cases as a result of the chilly temperatures. Dr. Linda Yancey, M.D., infectious disease specialist for Memorial Hermann Health System, warns that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 disease, seems to spread more easily [Continue Reading]

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So You’ve Been Vaccinated—Now What?

By Alexandra Becker With public health efforts underway to vaccinate as many members of the Houston community as quickly as possible, many people who receive the COVID-19 vaccine are wondering what happens next. Below, we address some of the most common questions related to the days and weeks following your COVID-19 vaccination. Don’t be alarmed [Continue Reading]

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Memorial Hermann’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at NRG Park a National Model of Success

By Alexandra Becker Last week, Memorial Hermann Health System vaccinated approximately 14,500 community members against COVID-19 over the course of just four days. The event—admired for both its scope and operational efficiency—is now being hailed as a national model for future efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to the general population throughout the U.S. So, [Continue Reading]

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Five Things Families Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccines

By Alexandra Becker Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to two vaccines for COVID-19—the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Both use a well-established mRNA technology to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 disease, and both require two doses administered weeks apart to deliver maximum [Continue Reading]

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Today is “Blue Monday,” But It Doesn’t Have to Be Bad

By Alexandra Becker The third Monday in January has become known to many as “Blue Monday,” a.k.a., the most depressing day of the year. The concept was first developed based on an observation that people consistently seemed to feel down on this date, likely due to a combination of cold and dreary weather, the cheer [Continue Reading]

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