Expert Tips for Injury Recovery for Olympians & Everyday Athletes

It’s been one week since the start of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and already the world has witnessed some intense injuries. French gymnast Samir Ait Said fractured his tibia and fibula. Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali broke his collarbone in multiple places. Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan dislocated his elbow. Injuries are not uncommon during the [Continue Reading]

Gracie the Pet Therapy Dog Honored with Retirement Party

After thousands of patient visits, countless hours, and nearly a decade of service at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, Gracie the therapy dog is finally hanging up her vest.  Recently, dozens of physicians, volunteers, and employees wished Gracie a happy retirement at a special party held in her honor. “Gracie has been a bright light at [Continue Reading]

Train Like an Olympian with These Five Exercises

The Olympic Games in Rio  are well underway with more than 11,000 athletes competing in 41 events ranging from archery and beach volleyball to swimming and tennis. Over the course of the next two weeks, kids and adults alike will cheer on Team USA and others while marveling at the athletes’ strength, speed and competitive [Continue Reading]

Going backpack shopping during Texas Tax Free Weekend? Heed these safety tips.

With the upcoming sales tax holiday, parents may be considering the purchase of a new backpack for their child. Whether your child will be carrying books or a tablet computer to school, there are some important things to remember when making that very important backpack purchase. “Backpacks that are worn or used incorrectly can cause [Continue Reading]

It’s Time for Back-to-School Immunizations

August is back-to-school month and, of course, crunch time for parents to help get their little (and big) ones ready for a return to the classroom. In addition to shopping for school supplies and uniforms, make sure your kids get the appropriate immunizations. Over the past 13 years, the number of parents opting out of vaccines for [Continue Reading]