Nation’s Elite Sports Nutrition Training Program Selects Memorial Hermann

Recent graduate takes the career fast lane through Gatorade Sports Nutrition Immersion Program. Just last spring, Taylor Barros was finishing up her college degree at Florida State University. Now, only a few months later, she stands in front of the Houston Baptist University softball team to give them advice on their diets and nutrition. But [Continue Reading]

Our Harvey Heroes: Caring for Our Patients Through the Storm and Beyond

It was before daybreak on Sunday when Josh Mascorro rose from bed and grabbed the suitcase he’d stuffed with clothes the day before. Forecasters had been predicting that Tropical Storm Harvey would deliver torrential downpours and widespread flooding that would bring life in the Greater Houston area to a standstill. But when Mascorro left his [Continue Reading]

Navigating the Stages of Grief Following Hurricane Harvey

In the days and weeks following a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey, it is common for emotions to run high as many experience anxiety and grief over personal and widespread loss. However, acknowledging these feelings is often put on the backburner while individuals address immediate needs, such as cleaning out flooded homes, returning to work [Continue Reading]

Flood Repairs are Starting. How to Stay Safe When Cleaning Out Your Home.

Thousands of residents have started the process of tearing out their drywall and repairing their flood-ravaged homes. While the immediate weather threats from Harvey have largely subsided, recovering from a flood can also be dangerous. Flood victims who are overwhelmed by the magnitude of the disaster may forget to put safety first, but it’s critically [Continue Reading]

Mold Starts Growing Within 24 Hours. How You Can Limit Your Exposure.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the historic flooding in Houston, countless homeowners whose dwellings took on water have a new concern to look out for: MOLD. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says mold can begin growing on damp surfaces within 24 to 48 hours. If your home took on water, you should [Continue Reading]

Floodwater Can Pose Hidden Dangers. What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself.

With much of the Houston area experiencing flooding or high water, physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann offer these warnings about the flood waters: Avoid getting in the flood water and do not allow children to play in flood water. Flood water can contain a variety of contaminants and debris, including bacteria like E. coli. It [Continue Reading]