“More Important Than Ever” Memorial Hermann infectious disease experts say getting flu shot is critical this year

by: George Kovacik Covid-19 has been with us since March and it doesn’t appear like it wants to leave anytime soon. I’m sure we would all happily buy it a one-way plane ticket into the abyss if we could, but as we know, life is not that simple. The fact is that it will probably [Continue Reading]


Don’t Delay! Children Immunization Rates Hit Recent Lows

By Dr. Peter Jung A major silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic is that children as a whole have been relatively safe from severe complications from the virus. This is not to discount the fact that there have been young patients who have ended up in the intensive care unit, developed Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in [Continue Reading]

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On the Frontlines of COVID: “Our frontline nurses are heroes”

I became a nurse 22 years ago because I love being able to help people when they are in need. I’m a single mom with two kids, and I transferred from Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center to Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center almost a year ago for a shorter commute and a better work-life balance. [Continue Reading]

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Learning More About Antibodies in the Fight Against COVID-19

As stay-at-home orders continue amid the COVID-19 crisis, discussions are beginning about how and when the economy can safely begin to reopen. Health officials believe those decisions must be based on data of infection rates in the population and are looking at antibody tests to help determine who has been infected, recovered and perhaps developed [Continue Reading]

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Officials Now Recommend Masks in Fight Against COVID-19

Federal health officials now recommend people wear a face mask when out in public to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The new guideline follows a previous recommendation, issued in the early days of the outbreak, and comes as officials learn more about the disease and how it spreads. In Texas, residents are now required [Continue Reading]

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Top 10 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Questions Related to Pregnancy

By Jennie Caven In these uncertain times during the COVID-19 pandemic, pregnancy can understandably cause increased concern for a mom-to-be. Maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Sean Blackwell, MD, provides insight into questions about COVID-19 and the implications for women who are currently pregnant. Dr. Blackwell is Chief-of-Service at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital as well as Chair and [Continue Reading]

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