What Every Mom-to-be Should Know About Breastfeeding Before She Delivers

  More moms are breastfeeding their infants. And for good reason. Studies continue to show that breastfeeding is still the most nutritious, healthy, economical and environmentally friendly method for mothers to feed their infants.  Not only is it better for infants, but breastfeeding offers many benefits to moms. “I don’t think people realize the long-term [Continue Reading]

Taking a Leap of Faith Turns Injured Teen’s Life Around

While visiting her grandparents in Horatio, Arkansas, to celebrate Thanksgiving, Madison, then 13, was driving her 3-year-old cousin around a pasture on the family’s ATV while her mom Mandy was inside preparing dishes for the upcoming holiday dinner when the unexpected happened. “For some reason Madison decided to cross the road and they were hit [Continue Reading]

Don’t Get Benched by a SLAP Tear

Spring sports are in full swing. Many student-athletes are reluctant to tell anyone about a potential injury for fear of being benched. The reality is that sometimes this strategy backfires, resulting in longer playing absences, or even permanent damage. A young high school pitcher learned the hard way that the pain he felt while pitching [Continue Reading]

Is your heart in good hands?

“Take care of your heart and it will take care of you.”  That’s good advice anytime but especially in February during American Heart Month.  Cardiovascular  disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. One in every three deaths in the United States is from heart disease and stroke [Continue Reading]

Watch What Happens When Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard Surprises Kids in the Hospital

Imagine being a child in the hospital, you’re watching a video of one of your favorite sports heroes, and when you put down the video viewer, he’s standing right before you!   That’s exactly what happened to some lucky patients at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.  Using cutting-edge technologies such as 360-degree video and Google Cardboard, Houston [Continue Reading]

Health Centers for Schools Program Keeps Students Healthy & Learning

For 20 years and with little fanfare or recognition,  Memorial Hermann’s Health Centers for Schools program has been working to provide access to medical, mental health, nutritional and dental health services for students across the greater Houston area. Why? “We do it because there was need then and a need now,” Carol Paret, Memorial Hermann’s Senior [Continue Reading]