How to own your healthcare experience: Tips from Dr. Benjamin Chu, Memorial Hermann President & CEO

How many times have you walked out of your doctor’s office confused, uncertain or befuddled about your diagnosis, your treatment options or your medications? It happens to the best of us. A recent article in the New York Times authored by two Ohio-based physicians explored the true meaning of informed consent, a concept in the [Continue Reading]

Do certain noises drive you crazy? You may have a health disorder.

Imagine sitting down with a friend or loved one for a nice meal and not being able to tune out the sounds of their chewing. The sound sends you into a state of uncontrolled annoyance, provoking anxiety and anger. These are the symptoms of misophonia, also known as “selective sound sensitivity syndrome,” which is a [Continue Reading]

Tips for a Healthy – and Happy – Spring Break

Spring Break can be a time for students and their families to kick back, relax and unwind at home or on vacation. Physicians with the Memorial Hermann Medical Group hope everyone will keep safety in mind when planning their Spring Break activities. “The last thing you want to do is end up sick or injured [Continue Reading]

Spring Forward: It’s Time to Reset Your Kid’s Inner Clock

Mohandas Gandhi once said, “Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.”  But for many parents, frustration and even anger can quickly set in around bedtime with the start of daylight saving time. The amount of sleep lost from moving the clock forward just one hour can quickly turn to two and [Continue Reading]

Ready To Rodeo? Six Tips for Staying Healthy & Safe During Rodeo Season

Just a few weeks after Houston welcomed millions of visitors for Super Bowl LI, the city is gearing up for another round of festivities as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ kicks off this week at NRG Park. Nearly 2.5 million people attended events throughout the 20-day rodeo season last year, and 2017 is expected [Continue Reading]

What You Don’t Know About Colorectal Cancer Can Kill You

Every year, more than 50,000 people die from colorectal cancer according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Ninety percent of colon cancers occur in people [Continue Reading]