The Season of More: Battling Depression During the Holidays

The Season of More has begun. More food. More parties. More shopping. More family time. More traditions. More pressure. More stress. More drinking. More opportunities to drink. More opportunities to do drugs. More chances for accidents. The expectation for the holidays to be a time of overwhelming joy, cheer and happiness was set long ago [Continue Reading]

Holiday Eating Tips for Athletes

Holiday Eating Tips for Athletes Athletes of every age and skill level prepare for practices, training sessions, competitions and entire sports seasons. Eating season is no exception. Yes, eating season. More commonly known as the holiday season, the holiday eating season kicks off with Halloween candy and gets into full swing at Thanksgiving before barreling [Continue Reading]

Top 3 Dangers to Watch for This Holiday Season

Most folks look forward to the holiday season. It’s a time for family and friends, parties and gatherings, treats and delights. But Dr. Robert Lapus M.D., UTHealth emergency medicine physician and medical director of emergency services at Children’s Memorial Hermann Memorial City and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, urges everyone to keep [Continue Reading]

Toy Safety Tips for Happier Holidays

If you’ve got kids on your holiday shopping list, there are a few safety tips you should know before heading to the toy store or mall.  In 2014, more than 251,000 toy-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms. With such an alarming statistic, it’s important to remember that a majority of these injuries [Continue Reading]

How to Manage Chronic Disease During a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

Houston, like many cities on the Gulf Coast, is prone to flooding and vulnerable to tropical weather such as hurricanes.  It’s easy to remember the impact of storms like Hurricane Ike in 2008 and Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Storms such as these are capable of destroying homes, leaving people stranded, and forcing evacuation. Here [Continue Reading]