Nation’s first-of-its-kind center aims to improve the health of moms and babies.

For Dr. KuoJen Tsao, the journey started with a single question: How do you improve the outcomes for newborns and their mothers, not just in the hospital, but before and after pregnancy, as well? That query started a process that spanned several years, a handful of organizations, and eventually resulted in the creation of the [Continue Reading]

Parents: Do you know the warning signs of suicide?

There has been a lot of talk about the Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why,” in which a teen girl leaves behind pre-taped messages for her classmates explaining what led her to take her own life. Her devastated parents are left to piece together why the tragedy happened and how they could have stopped it. [Continue Reading]

“Why is my baby crying so much? Is it normal? What can I do about it?”

It’s a rite of passage for all new parents – the baby starts wailing in the middle of the night and no amount of rocking, shushing or soothing seems to help. For decades, these unexplained crying spells were thought to be symptoms of colic or perhaps simply the product of a sour disposition. But new [Continue Reading]

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Do you know the signs to look for in your child?

The American Academy of Pediatrics defines Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a group of related developmental disabilities that affect a child’s behavior as well as social and communication skills. On one end of the spectrum is Asperger’s Syndrome, characterized by social delays without speech issues. On the other end are those with severe autism. These [Continue Reading]

“My first year as a recovering alcoholic.”

To raise awareness of alcohol addiction, we continue our series of blogs written by people in recovery.  According to the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States.  Over 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence [Continue Reading]

“How I went from NICU nurse to NICU mom.”

By Krysten C. Webber BSN, RN, Data Coordinator Thirteen years ago, I started my career as a nurse in the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for one reason: I love working with babies and their families. Babies are so innocent and fragile, and I knew my calling was in caring for [Continue Reading]