Is it ADHD or a sleep disorder?

When kids fidget, act out, fail to focus or perform poorly on tests, we’re quick to blame Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. But we may be wrong – and the wrong diagnosis could be damaging.  To learn more, we checked with an expert, Cindy Jon, M.D., medical director of Memorial Hermann (Pediatric) Sleep Lab at Memorial Hermann [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Tashika Varma

Tashika Varma

Preventing ACL Tears in Young Athletes

It happens in a split second, the result of a direct blow to a planted foot, a sharp directional change to juke a defender, a sudden stop, or an awkward landing that hyperextends the knee. Although the “how” varies, most athletes are universal in describing what happens when they injure their anterior cruciate ligament, or [Continue Reading]

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Under 45? What You Need to Know About Stroke.

Did you know the incidence of strokes in people under the age of 45 has increased by as much as 53 percent since the 1990s?  It’s true. Unfortunately,  75 percent of Americans 45 and under don’t know the signs and symptoms of stroke, according to a new national survey. For many people, stroke symptoms are [Continue Reading]

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Concussion: It’s a girl thing, too

Concussion awareness is at an all-time high and that’s a good thing. The subject has been brought to the forefront of the sports world by the NFL and college football playoffs, as well as by the recently released major motion picture “Concussion” starring Will Smith. However, a major demographic isn’t represented by those headline grabbers: [Continue Reading]

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