“The neurosurgeon who saved the family’s holiday vacation.”

It’s the type of vacation that every kid dreams about: Nine days at Walt Disney World over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Hall family booked the trip almost nine months in advance, but as their departure date approached, it looked like they might have to leave one family member behind – dad Jerome. “I’d had what [Continue Reading]

Toys that Make Physicians Nervous

The countdown is on to find those remaining items on your loved ones’ wish lists. However, as you shop for children, physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann Health System also hope you will keep safety in mind. Here are the top five types of toys that make physicians nervous. Battery-powered toys The biggest risk from battery-operated [Continue Reading]

“When Should I Worry About My Child’s Cough?”

A child with a persistent cough can leave you awake all night with worry, but when should the hacking and wheezing become a true cause for concern? “Coughing is a common ailment among children, with some coughs lingering for weeks before they finally disappear,” said Dr. Sridevi Muppidi, a pediatrician at Memorial Hermann Convenient Care [Continue Reading]

Making Labor Feel like “Lying on a Hammock on a Sunny Day.”

Mothers in labor don’t often describe the experience as if they were “lying on a hammock on a sunny day,” but for one mom, that’s exactly how she felt using nitrous oxide while in labor with her first child at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Lauren Lococo opted for the pain management tool, commonly [Continue Reading]

Doing His Part to Keep Our Life Flight Heroes in the Sky

Monse Ramos feels a great deal of pride every time he sees a Memorial Hermann Life Flight® helicopter flying across the Houston skies. “Sometimes I’ll tell my grandkids or my kids, ‘do you see that helicopter flying up there? I had my hands on that one just yesterday.’” Ramos is part of the maintenance team [Continue Reading]