Young Ovarian Cancer Survivor is Beating the Odds and Helping to Alert Others

Ovarian cancer is one of the hardest cancers to catch early. College Park High School graduate Haley Houston, 23, can personally attest to the difficulty of diagnosing ovarian cancer. Last December, as she was planning her wedding to her high school sweetheart, she received a shocking diagnosis that would change her life forever. According to [Continue Reading]

Your Best Shot at Protecting Your Family Against the Flu

Parents may have a harder time finding a tear-free way to protect their kids against the influenza virus this year. With flu season fast approaching, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that a nasal spray flu vaccine frequently administered to children has not worked as effectively as expected for several years [Continue Reading]

Cancer Survivors Use Yoga for Healing Mind, Body and Spirit

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that originated in ancient India.  In recent years, it has become a mainstream practice offered at gyms, schools and even hospitals. It’s becoming increasingly beneficial for cancer survivors at Memorial Hermann hospitals to help counter the side effects of cancer treatments and boost recovery. Yoga was first [Continue Reading]

Building a Healthier Community Starts with Healthier Kids

In 1996, when Carol Paret oversaw the launch of the Memorial Hermann Health Centers for Schools program at the WAVE and Kruse Health Centers in the Pasadena Independent School District, her rationale was simple, but poignant: “There was a need.” Now celebrating 20 years of keeping uninsured and underserved students healthy and in school where they can [Continue Reading]

Five Tips to Help Kids, Teens Avoid Heat-related Illness

Although fall is just around the corner, the heat in Southeast Texas is still in full effect.  Over the next several weeks, it’s as important as ever to keep an eye on active kids and teens, paying special attention to the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. “Heat-related illness is big right now, especially here [Continue Reading]