Hospital Volunteers Spend Summers Giving Back

For many, the summer can be a time to relax, go on vacation, or get a break from school. For volunteers with the Memorial Hermann Health System, it’s a time they can focus on giving back. Below, we’ve highlighted a few volunteers from across the System who so generously take time out of their summers [Continue Reading]

Flesh-eating Bacteria: Experts Weigh In

With several reports in the news of people infected with “flesh-eating bacteria” recently,  Gulf Coast area residents are asking if they should be concerned. Infectious disease specialists affiliated with Memorial Hermann want to make sure people have the facts. We took the most frequently asked questions about this disease straight to the experts. Q: What [Continue Reading]

Fourth of July Safety Tips to Keep You Out of the ER

What would the Fourth of July be without fireworks, barbecues and outdoor activities?    It’s these very same activities that can make the holiday a dangerous one for many folks.  Did you know  according to the National Safety Council, Independence Day is one of the most dangerous holiday weekends of the year? That’s why emergency medicine [Continue Reading]

Back From The Brink: Saving Her Child From Drowning

When Melissa and James Larkin had a swimming pool installed in their backyard several years ago, they briefly considered adding a safety net or installing a tall, latched gate around the water, but decided the additional protective measures were unnecessary.  It was a decision they would come to regret. The family had placed childproof locks [Continue Reading]

5 Things The ER Doc Won’t Be Doing This Summer

Summer is the season of outdoor fun and events. It’s also the season in which injuries are most common according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). As an emergency medicine physician affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Sienna Plantation, Dr. David Wong sees many injuries that with [Continue Reading]