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]

Does Your Teen Have High Blood Pressure? You Might Be Surprised.

Nearly 800,000 more teens in the United States should be reclassified as having hypertension, according to a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study. This can be alarming news for both parents and teens. Hypertension, the medical term for chronically high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for stroke and heart [Continue Reading]

Helping Student Athletes Prepare For Hot Practices

Soon, area high school football players will be leaving their air-conditioned homes and heading back to the field in full pads. The afternoon Houston heat can be brutal, but athletes can make the transition easier by getting acclimatized beforehand. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, acclimatization is the beneficial physiological adaptations that [Continue Reading]

What Every Parent Needs to Know Before Packing Their Child’s Lunch

Parents can be put in a tough spot when food recalls affect some of the go-to snacks they commonly pack in lunches for their children. Recently, several cracker brands pulled products off store shelves due to a possible salmonella contamination. In these most recent examples, the ingredient that may be contaminated is a whey powder [Continue Reading]

Building a Stronger Body at Any Age

A little less than three years ago, Jean Hoepfel broke her arm after taking a hard fall during a jog. This isn’t something that someone in her late 60s wanted to be dealing with, but some physical therapy at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute quickly helped Hoepfel get back on the right track. While [Continue Reading]