Ending the Year with a Bang – Fireworks Safety Tips for the Whole Family

With New Year’s Eve around the corner, safety should be top of mind for everyone planning their gatherings with friends and loved ones. While there are several risk factors to be cautious of this holiday season – including drinking and driving–celebrating with fireworks is an activity everyone should take very seriously. Fireworks have been on [Continue Reading]

Spread Cheer, Not the Flu

Flu is on the rise across Greater Houston, with multiple Memorial Hermann hospitals and Memorial Hermann Medical Group clinics reporting a recent increase in diagnosed cases of influenza. Not only is Texas reporting high flu activity, more people are also visiting the physician’s office with influenza-like illnesses now than at the same time during the [Continue Reading]

Toys that Make Physicians Nervous

The countdown is on to find those remaining items on your loved ones’ wish lists. However, as you shop for children, physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann Health System also hope you will keep safety in mind. Here are the top five types of toys that make physicians nervous. Battery-powered toys The biggest risk from battery-operated [Continue Reading]

The Science Behind a Happier Holiday

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is the cheerful song heard bellowing through speakers from car radios, retail stores and nearly everywhere you go during the holiday season. But the “happiest season of all” can also create holiday stress that puts some people on edge and evokes feelings of dread, and even depression, [Continue Reading]

Counting Down: One Month to Marathon

Runners, the big day is almost in sight! With just over four weeks left until the big race, those planning to participate in the Chevron Houston Marathon should be at the peak of their training. Not to worry, the Human Performance Team at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute has some tips to help you [Continue Reading]

“When Should I Worry About My Child’s Cough?”

A child with a persistent cough can leave you awake all night with worry, but when should the hacking and wheezing become a true cause for concern? “Coughing is a common ailment among children, with some coughs lingering for weeks before they finally disappear,” said Dr. Sridevi Muppidi, a pediatrician at Memorial Hermann Convenient Care [Continue Reading]