“Why is my baby crying so much? Is it normal? What can I do about it?”

It’s a rite of passage for all new parents – the baby starts wailing in the middle of the night and no amount of rocking, shushing or soothing seems to help. For decades, these unexplained crying spells were thought to be symptoms of colic or perhaps simply the product of a sour disposition. But new [Continue Reading]

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Do you know the signs to look for in your child?

The American Academy of Pediatrics defines Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a group of related developmental disabilities that affect a child’s behavior as well as social and communication skills. On one end of the spectrum is Asperger’s Syndrome, characterized by social delays without speech issues. On the other end are those with severe autism. These [Continue Reading]

True or False: There’s a link between sexually transmitted HPV and throat cancer.

When you think of throat cancer, you think of smokers, not sexually transmitted diseases.  However, a growing body of evidence is pointing toward Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and its connection to throat cancer. “We’re in the dawn of understanding oropharyngeal cancer of the back of the throat. Its link to HPV, a sexually transmitted illness, is [Continue Reading]

Egg-cellent ideas for using those Easter leftovers.

If it pains you to toss your kids’ leftover Easter egg creations, try these healthy recipes that make good use of those hard-boiled, protein-packed snacks. Provided by Sharon Smalling, MPH, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian Specialist at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, our Angel Eggs recipe is a colorful spin on the traditional Deviled Eggs, delivering a [Continue Reading]

Lighten things up with our Fennel and Cumin Crusted Cod with Roasted Corn Salsa.

It’s #FoodieFriday around here at Memorial Hermann!  We’re continuing our tradition of blog posts featuring healthy recipes created by our affiliated chefs and dietitians.  This week’s creation is Fennel and Cumin Crusted Cod with Roasted Corn Salsa.  Delicious and nutritious, cod is a low-fat, flaky, white-meat fish that is available year-round. It’s also a great [Continue Reading]

Getting back in the swing after Golf Elbow

Between the Shell Houston Open and the upcoming Masters Tournament, a lot of people have golfing on their mind. While you may not play golf like the pros, it’s possible to get injured like them. It’s called medial epicondylitis, commonly referred to as “golfer’s elbow” or “tennis elbow.” “If you follow golf closely, you may [Continue Reading]