What’s Going Around? Pediatrician Shares Top Three Illnesses Affecting Kids This Season

By Rhiannon Collette Fall is in the air and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but holiday cheer isn’t the only thing spreading right now. ‘Tis the season for colds and germs. As runny noses and coughs begin to make their rounds in schools and daycares, Dr. Claire McGhee, a pediatrician with Blue Fish Pediatrics, in [Continue Reading]

When Spooky Symptoms Strike, ‘Witch’ Facility Should You Choose?

By Lindsey Klingensmith When you are in the throes of an eerie illness or ghoulish injury, it can be difficult to decide where to go for care, especially when your regular doctor’s office is closed. Choosing the right venue might seem scary, but don’t fear. We’ll take the dread out of the tough question – when [Continue Reading]

Breast Cancer & Genetics: Answers to Your Top 5 Questions

By Meredith Whittemore Ever since Angelina Jolie announced that she’d undergone a double mastectomy after learning she carried the BRCA1 gene, a gene that increased a woman’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, there’s been increased publicity surrounding the role of genetics in cancer. But who should consider genetic testing?  And what exactly can the tests [Continue Reading]

Firefighters’ Epic Lip Sync Challenge Leads to a Surprise Visit for Houston’s Hospitalized Kids

By Evan Koch Earlier this summer, the Spring Fire Department (SFD) showcased its talents by performing in a lip sync challenge music video, generating more than 100,000 views on Facebook and local media coverage. SFD’s encore to that performance was a surprise visit to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. When several SFD firefirefighters stopped by [Continue Reading]

Sending Your Kids Back to School? Risks Every Parent Should Know.

By Karen Thompson MSN, APRN, Pediatric emergency medicine nurse practitioner affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann at  Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center Now that school is back in session, local kids are resuming their studies and extra-curricular activities. While most parents  focused on ensuring their children had adequate school supplies and a new outfit for the first [Continue Reading]

These Deadly Cancers Are on the Rise: Are You at Risk?

By Jade Waddy Recent stories in the media have highlighted two types of cancer that are on the rise in the United States. We asked two physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann to comment on this news and how you should use it during your next doctor’s visit. New Guidelines on Colon and Rectal Cancer Screenings The [Continue Reading]