Is Your Toddler Eating Too Much Sugar?

By Lauren Ladd, MS, RD, LD When it comes to overconsumption, Americans typically take the cake.  Unfortunately, our young ones are no exception. A recent study found that toddlers in the United States are consuming too much added sugar, putting their health and wellbeing at risk.  According to the World Health Organization, increased sugar intake [Continue Reading]

My Daughter’s Life Changed in the Blink of an Eye After Being Shot and Left to Die

By Jessica Hogland My 19-year-old daughter, Jamie Richards Hogland, was shot in the face on the night of Dec. 10, 2017, and left to die in her apartment. After four long hours, she was eventually found by a neighbor. Jamie was airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where we were informed that [Continue Reading]

Ease Anxiety with These Steps to Car Seat Safety

Wrestling a car seat into its proper position is easier said than done, as countless parents can attest. It’s no wonder that questions and anxiety can quickly mount when searching for, installing and putting a car seat to use. “There is a lot for parents to consider and process when it comes to car seat [Continue Reading]

Meet the Medical Power Couple Who Has Delivered Thousands of Babies

For more than a decade, Dr. Donny Eckhardt and his wife, Kari Eckhardt, have been working side-by-side, bringing new lives into the world and helping thousands of women become mothers. The Eckhardts are a well-known couple in Montgomery County, where they have practiced for many years. Dr. Eckhardt has delivered more than 5,000 babies since he started [Continue Reading]

Healing with Heart: A Letter of Gratitude from One Nurse to Another

National Nurses Week is celebrated from May 6 through 12 to recognize nurses’ hard work and celebrate their compassionate spirits. One such nurse is Laura Wueste. As the lead nurse practitioner for cardiovascular services at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, she addresses not only the needs of patients’ physical hearts, but also their emotional [Continue Reading]

Educating Others About the Dangers of Diabetes

Tom Sanders has advice for all people with diabetes: “Don’t ignore your symptoms, the signs of illness or your doctor’s orders.”  He speaks from experience. Eight years ago when Tom was diagnosed with diabetes, he strived to make his health a priority and develop a better lifestyle. He changed his diet and incorporated physical activity [Continue Reading]