Back in the Game–Just in Time for Friday Night Lights

By EJane Hughson Myers Last year was one of the most challenging years my family has ever experienced, but let me back up. We are the Myers family. My husband, Monty, and I are the proud parents of two children.  Ian, who is a senior in high school and Emily, is a sophomore at Texas [Continue Reading]

Sending Your Kids Back to School? Risks Every Parent Should Know.

By Karen Thompson MSN, APRN, Pediatric emergency medicine nurse practitioner affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann at  Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center Now that school is back in session, local kids are resuming their studies and extra-curricular activities. While most parents  focused on ensuring their children had adequate school supplies and a new outfit for the first [Continue Reading]

Coping After Hurricane Harvey Through Hometown Healing

By Andrea Arrazolo, LMSW, a mental health specialist, with Memorial Hermann Medical Group Life since Hurricane Harvey has been an emotional roller coaster. It’s been a year, but every day I am reminded of Aug. 26, 2017 – a day that tested my will and my ability to survive. The reminders aren’t always negative or [Continue Reading]

These Deadly Cancers Are on the Rise: Are You at Risk?

By Jade Waddy Recent stories in the media have highlighted two types of cancer that are on the rise in the United States. We asked two physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann to comment on this news and how you should use it during your next doctor’s visit. New Guidelines on Colon and Rectal Cancer Screenings The [Continue Reading]

Does Your Teen Have High Blood Pressure? You Might Be Surprised.

Nearly 800,000 more teens in the United States should be reclassified as having hypertension, according to a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study. This can be alarming news for both parents and teens. Hypertension, the medical term for chronically high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for stroke and heart [Continue Reading]

Veteran Scuba Diver Regains Ability to Walk After “the Bends”

For Katie Sorrentino, her Mother’s Day scuba dive started off as normal as the hundreds of dives she had completed over the last 35 years. The veteran, licensed diver was on vacation with her family in the Bahamas when she experienced symptoms of decompression sickness or “the bends.” Decompression sickness occurs when there is a [Continue Reading]