Traveling Soon? Here’s What You Should Know About the Zika Virus.

The Zika virus continues to make headlines as it spreads through Latin America and the Caribbean. The Zika virus has been linked to illness, temporary paralysis and birth defects.   Dr. Luis Ostrosky, infectious disease expert with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, answered our questions about the Zika virus and how [Continue Reading]

Under 45? What You Need to Know About Stroke.

Did you know the incidence of strokes in people under the age of 45 has increased by as much as 53 percent since the 1990s?  It’s true. Unfortunately,  75 percent of Americans 45 and under don’t know the signs and symptoms of stroke, according to a new national survey. For many people, stroke symptoms are [Continue Reading]

Concussion: It’s a girl thing, too

Concussion awareness is at an all-time high and that’s a good thing. The subject has been brought to the forefront of the sports world by the NFL and college football playoffs, as well as by the recently released major motion picture “Concussion” starring Will Smith. However, a major demographic isn’t represented by those headline grabbers: [Continue Reading]

Ten Tips for Running in Cold Weather

Don’t let the chilly weather stop you from running outside. Follow these ten easy tips on how to acclimate to changing temperatures provided by Alyson Ruggiero, M.S., Exercise Physiologist and Sport Biomechanist, and Kimberly Gandler, M.S., Biomechanist, with Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute. Hydration and electrolyte replacement are still important when it’s cold; consume [Continue Reading]