Alcohol Abuse and the Holidays: Warning Signs and How to Seek Help

By Alexandra Becker The holiday season is a time for merriment and celebration, but it can also be marked by stress and grief, especially this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic casts a shadow over customary gatherings and traditions. As such, many people who turn to alcohol—either for added cheer or to cope with loss—find themselves [Continue Reading]

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Memorial Hermann Foundation’s “Feeding the Frontlines” Campaign Supports Clinicians and Restaurants this Holiday Season

By Alexandra Becker On the morning of Friday, Dec. 11, more than 800 breakfast meals awaited hospital staff at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center as they arrived for their day shifts or departed their evening shifts. Provided by The Toasted Yolk Café The Woodlands, the meals wrapped up the latest round of Memorial Hermann [Continue Reading]

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Safety Needs To Be Added To The Menu This Holiday Season

By: George Kovacik When the COVID-19 pandemic started in March, none of us thought we would still be dealing with it during the 2020 holiday season, but here we are. With the number of cases rising throughout the United States, it’s important to take certain precautions when getting together with family and close friends, especially [Continue Reading]

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This Is the Year to Quit

By: Drew Munhausen Every year on the third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to participate in the Great American Smokeout by quitting tobacco. According to the American Cancer Society, by quitting – even just for a day – tobacco users take an important step toward a healthier life and help reduce their risk of developing [Continue Reading]

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“Different Than Anything in My Career”

Amabir Mattewal, M.D., Medical Director of the ICU, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, Describes His Life Treating Patients During COVID-19 Working in the ICU I thought I had seen everything. However, when COVID-19 hit Houston extremely hard in mid-June, it was nothing like anything I have experienced in my career. We were fortunate by [Continue Reading]

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