5 Things Everyone Should Know About Opioids

The intended purpose of prescribed opioids  to provide pain relief has been overshadowed by their widespread misuse and position as the center of what some are calling the worst drug epidemic in United States history. The topic recently grabbed national headlines when the death of musical icon Prince was officially attributed to an accidental overdose [Continue Reading]

Summer Safety for Kids and Adults

Houston has seen its fair share of rain this spring, leading to a lot of time spent indoors. Naturally, kids and adults alike are excited to spend some long overdue time outside and have some fun in the sun. In order to help everyone enjoy their summer to the fullest, experts affiliated with Memorial Hermann Red [Continue Reading]

Car Seat Safety Tips for Safer Family Trips

Whether you’re going around the corner or around the country, before you hit the road this summer make sure your passengers are properly secured.  Sadly, car crashes are the No. 1 cause of death among children, according to safekids.org.  Proper use of seat belts and safety seats can dramatically reduce the risk of injury and [Continue Reading]

Ready for Hurricane Season?

Ready or not, June 1 is the official start of Hurricane Season.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher. Of these named storms, 4 to 8 could grow into hurricanes with winds of 74 mph or [Continue Reading]

Tips for a Healthy Memorial Day Weekend

For many, Memorial Day weekend marks the “unofficial” start to summer. It’s a time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and also a time to gather with family and friends. Firing up the grill, camping, spending time in the pool are just a few of the activities that go hand-in-hand [Continue Reading]