Halloween Safety Tips So Simple, They’re Scary

The sun begins to set, the street lights pop on, and hoards of miniature monsters and pint-sized ghouls descend on the neighborhood, running door-to-door to fill their plastic jack-o’-lanterns. For weeks, kids and families count down the days to Halloween, carefully planning out their costumes and stocking up on oversize bags of sweets. Did you [Continue Reading]

Child Life Specialists: Helping Children Cope with Illness & Hospitalization

If you haven’t experienced a hospital stay with a child, you may not be familiar with the term Child Life Specialist.  These trained specialists are child development experts who help children cope with illness, injury and hospitalization. They use play and self-expression activities to help prepare and educate children about challenging experiences related to an [Continue Reading]

Cancer Survivors Use Yoga for Healing Mind, Body and Spirit

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that originated in ancient India.  In recent years, it has become a mainstream practice offered at gyms, schools and even hospitals. It’s becoming increasingly beneficial for cancer survivors at Memorial Hermann hospitals to help counter the side effects of cancer treatments and boost recovery. Yoga was first [Continue Reading]

Going backpack shopping during Texas Tax Free Weekend? Heed these safety tips.

With the upcoming sales tax holiday, parents may be considering the purchase of a new backpack for their child. Whether your child will be carrying books or a tablet computer to school, there are some important things to remember when making that very important backpack purchase. “Backpacks that are worn or used incorrectly can cause [Continue Reading]

Fourth of July Safety Tips to Keep You Out of the ER

What would the Fourth of July be without fireworks, barbecues and outdoor activities?    It’s these very same activities that can make the holiday a dangerous one for many folks.  Did you know  according to the National Safety Council, Independence Day is one of the most dangerous holiday weekends of the year? That’s why emergency medicine [Continue Reading]