Common Holiday Mishaps and How to Avoid Them

While the holiday season is getting into full swing, your festive spirit can turn sour if a trip to an emergency center interrupts your holiday plans. Richard Owens, M.D., an emergency medicine physician affiliated with Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center at Greater Heights, offers these tips to avoid some common holiday mishaps. Decorating Injuries – [Continue Reading]

Do You Know the New Number That Could Save Your Life?

It’s 130/80. It’s part of the new blood pressure guidelines released by the American Heart Association. These new medical guidelines mean nearly half of Americans could be diagnosed with hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Cardiologists affiliated with Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute say this should serve as a wakeup call for many [Continue Reading]

Turning the Tables on Diabetes

  Dustin Hopson knows firsthand the impact diabetes can have on someone’s life. “I’ve seen diabetes slowly take away my mother’s quality of life over time. As a severe diabetic, she takes multiple shots a day and has even lost vision in one of her eyes. When I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, I [Continue Reading]

Do You Know the Top Five Health Threats to Men?

November is Men’s Health Month and knowing the top health issues for the man in your life could save his life. Physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann Health System are highlighting some of the most common diseases they see affecting their male patients. Learn about these illnesses and how they can be prevented. Click on the [Continue Reading]

The Lumpless Breast Cancer You Should Know About

One of the most aggressive and deadliest forms of breast cancer is often mistaken by women as a rash or skin infection. Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is rare, accounting for only 1 to 5 percent of all new breast cancer cases in the United States, but it is also one of the hardest to diagnose. [Continue Reading]