The Struggle is Real: Television Finales Can Trigger “End of Season Blues”

Have you ever found yourself reaching for a tub of ice cream after a series or season finale?  Feeling sad or depressed that your favorite program is coming to an end? (“Scandal”, anyone?) If so, you’re not alone. In the era of binge-watching and the growing popularity of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, those [Continue Reading]

A Father’s Heart Disease Sparks a Son’s Lifelong Commitment to Stopping the No. 1 Cause of Death

Dr. Sanjay Maniar has a childhood memory of visiting his father in the hospital and being awestruck by the team of people who were taking care of his dad following an unexpected and urgent heart bypass surgery. Dr. Maniar was only 9 years old when his dad fell ill, went to the doctor for a [Continue Reading]

Is Obesity Raising Your Risk of Cancer?

Most people know that obesity, which is defined as having an unhealthy amount of body fat, greatly increases your risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea or stroke. But did you know that  obesity also increases the risk of many cancers? According to some research, about 100,000 new cases of cancer [Continue Reading]

The Skin Infection All Parents Should Know About

Keno may never remember the week he spent in the hospital as an infant but his mother, Mimi, won’t forget. At just four months old, Keno spent five days at Children’s Memorial Hermann at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital where doctors treated him for staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. “I began to notice very light red patches [Continue Reading]

Creating Healthier Houston Families, One Carrot at a Time

When 12-year-old Natalie decided she wanted to play volleyball for her middle school, she was required to undergo a physical to make sure she was healthy enough for sports.But her routine checkup uncovered a troubling problem. Natalie’s blood pressure was dangerously high and her elevated blood sugar levels meant she had undiagnosed  type  2 diabetes. [Continue Reading]

Has the Flu Hit Your Household? Here’s How to Stop It from Spreading

In recent weeks, the number of reported influenza cases has increased in Texas, and doctor’s offices and hospitals in the Greater Houston area have also seen an increase in diagnosed cases. With flu activity on the rise, there’s an even greater likelihood that illnesses could spread within households. What can you do to help protect [Continue Reading]