TIRR Memorial Hermann Recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Over one billion people live with some form of disability – that’s 15% of the world’s population.  Since 1992, United Nations Enable has observed December 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in order to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and wellbeing of persons with disabilities.

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World Diabetes Day: Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Treatment

Nearly 25 million people in the United States have diabetes. It is one of the most common chronic medical conditions in our country and affects nearly 10% of the population. Diabetes is a metabolic and hormonal disorder that affects the way our bodies use the blood sugar absorbed from our diet. Patients with diabetes are

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Tips and Tricks for Halloween Safety

From costume parties to trick-or-treating for candy, Halloween is a holiday that’s made for kids. However, it can also pose some real dangers - and we’re not talking about ghosts or goblins! Below are some tips to keep Halloween fun and safe for your kids: Costumes: Swords, knives, and accessories should be short, flexible, and soft. Use reflective tape

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How to Manage Chronic Disease During a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

Houston, like many cities on the Gulf Coast, is prone to flooding and vulnerable to tropical weather such as hurricanes.  It’s easy to remember the impact of storms like Hurricane Ike in 2008 and Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Storms such as these are capable of destroying homes, leaving people stranded, and forcing evacuation. Here

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HISD Teachers get Three Days of Learning with Memorial Hermann

Last month, 30 teachers shadowed healthcare professionals, construction crews and business professionals as a part of the Houston Independent School District’s “Linked Learning” program connecting classroom content to real world, industry experiences. Memorial Hermann was the lone healthcare representative to participate in the program, with Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital hosting four teachers from the Health

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