The Three Rs for Getting Better ZZZs This School Year.

If your children are like most, they are squeezing out every last drop of summer vacation. No doubt bedtime has slipped later and later during the past few months. Unless you and your children are prepared, the early morning wakeup call for the first day of school can be a rude awakening. It seems everyone [Continue Reading]

Breastfeeding challenges wouldn’t stop this determined mom.

By Dara Ostermayer, RN Postpartum Nurse, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital When I found out I was pregnant with my second daughter, I was excited to try and hopefully succeed at breastfeeding her. I struggled with breastfeeding my first daughter, Kenley, which made me worry that maybe I would be unsuccessful again. With Kenley, I suffered [Continue Reading]

Heading to the pool or beach with the kids? Designate a water-watcher.

Spending time at the pool, lake or ocean goes hand-in-hand with the hot summer months. Keeping kids safe and healthy while engaging in fun summer activities can be challenging for parents. Tragically, children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Samuel J. Prater, M.D., [Continue Reading]

Getting ready for back to school? Put well-child visits at the top of your list.

New parents feel great pride in taking their baby to the doctor’s office for frequent checkups, watching as their baby grows and thrives, and tracking developmental milestones together with their pediatrician. As the time between visits lengthens and the list of regularly scheduled vaccines shortens, this relationship starts to change. Parents of school-age children tend [Continue Reading]

Keeping Your Kids Safe in the Summer Heat: Tips from the ER

Did you know that a child’s body heats up 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s?  It’s true.  That’s why it is extremely dangerous for a child to be left or play in an unattended car. “It is never, under any circumstances, okay to leave a child in an unattended car, even if the [Continue Reading]

Moving to Houston? Add this checklist to your suitcase.

Packing your belongings and moving across the country, state or even the city can be stressful enough on its own, even before you take into consideration finding a new healthcare provider. Luckily, newcomers to the Houston area quickly discover that the Bayou City has one of the most extensive and expansive healthcare networks in the [Continue Reading]