Ten Tips for Running in Cold Weather

Don’t let the chilly weather stop you from running outside. Follow these ten easy tips on how to acclimate to changing temperatures provided by Alyson Ruggiero, M.S., Exercise Physiologist and Sport Biomechanist, and Kimberly Gandler, M.S., Biomechanist, with Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute. Hydration and electrolyte replacement are still important when it’s cold; consume [Continue Reading]

Need medical care but not sure where to go?

  It’s 10:30 p.m. on a Saturday night and your child is running a fever and not feeling well.  What should you do? You can head to the nearest emergency room, you can wait until Monday morning and schedule an appointment with your pediatrician, or you can call the free 24/7 Nurse Health Line. Anyone [Continue Reading]

How Can Knowing Your BMI Save Your Life?

OK, you’ve vowed to lose weight. You’ve made promises to your doctor, your family, yourself.  That’s great. But how far should you go? Health experts use two forms of measurement to determine health risks associated with excess poundage.  One measurement is Body Mass Index or BMI. Keeping your BMI in a healthy range can reduce [Continue Reading]

Here’s to Safer New Year’s Celebrations

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate with friends and family, reflect back on a wonderful year and look forward to what’s to come. However, it’s important to make sure you stay safe while celebrating and that begins far before the clock strikes midnight. Dr. Samuel Prater, UTHealth emergency medicine physician and Medical Director [Continue Reading]