What Every Mom-to-be Should Know About Breastfeeding Before She Delivers

  More moms are breastfeeding their infants. And for good reason. Studies continue to show that breastfeeding is still the most nutritious, healthy, economical and environmentally friendly method for mothers to feed their infants.  Not only is it better for infants, but breastfeeding offers many benefits to moms. “I don’t think people realize the long-term [Continue Reading]

Don’t Get Benched by a SLAP Tear

Spring sports are in full swing. Many student-athletes are reluctant to tell anyone about a potential injury for fear of being benched. The reality is that sometimes this strategy backfires, resulting in longer playing absences, or even permanent damage. A young high school pitcher learned the hard way that the pain he felt while pitching [Continue Reading]

Is your heart in good hands?

“Take care of your heart and it will take care of you.”  That’s good advice anytime but especially in February during American Heart Month.  Cardiovascular  disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. One in every three deaths in the United States is from heart disease and stroke [Continue Reading]

How to Mend a Broken Heart

Oh that’s “heartbreaking” or “my heart is broken” are terms and phrases we often hear surrounding some sort of disappointment or tragic event. But is the heart really broken or is it simply just a figure of speech? Broken heart syndrome, also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy, is real and while it’s rare, it can be serious. [Continue Reading]

Interested in a Fitness Assessment?

Your body is a machine.  To discover what pro athletes know about how to make their bodies run at peak efficiency, we turned to the Human Performance experts at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute.  Because athletes of all ages and abilities can benefit from nutrition counseling, performance testing and training services, here’s what you need [Continue Reading]

Is it ADHD or a sleep disorder?

When kids fidget, act out, fail to focus or perform poorly on tests, we’re quick to blame Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. But we may be wrong – and the wrong diagnosis could be damaging.  To learn more, we checked with an expert, Cindy Jon, M.D., medical director of Memorial Hermann (Pediatric) Sleep Lab at Memorial Hermann [Continue Reading]