Health Centers for Schools Program Keeps Students Healthy & Learning

For 20 years and with little fanfare or recognition,  Memorial Hermann’s Health Centers for Schools program has been working to provide access to medical, mental health, nutritional and dental health services for students across the greater Houston area. Why? “We do it because there was need then and a need now,” Carol Paret, Memorial Hermann’s Senior [Continue Reading]

Meet Houston’s Nursing Heroes

Call it instinct, quick-thinking, a gut reaction. When a man collapsed in the LensCrafters at Baybrook Mall in November, Brittney Frazier, RN, a pediatric special care nurse at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, bolted from her seat and rushed to his side. “I ran over, went into ‘nurse mode’ and started doing CPR,” she said. “He [Continue Reading]

How to Mend a Broken Heart

Oh that’s “heartbreaking” or “my heart is broken” are terms and phrases we often hear surrounding some sort of disappointment or tragic event. But is the heart really broken or is it simply just a figure of speech? Broken heart syndrome, also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy, is real and while it’s rare, it can be serious. [Continue Reading]

Interested in a Fitness Assessment?

Your body is a machine.  To discover what pro athletes know about how to make their bodies run at peak efficiency, we turned to the Human Performance experts at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute.  Because athletes of all ages and abilities can benefit from nutrition counseling, performance testing and training services, here’s what you need [Continue Reading]

Is it ADHD or a sleep disorder?

When kids fidget, act out, fail to focus or perform poorly on tests, we’re quick to blame Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. But we may be wrong – and the wrong diagnosis could be damaging.  To learn more, we checked with an expert, Cindy Jon, M.D., medical director of Memorial Hermann (Pediatric) Sleep Lab at Memorial Hermann [Continue Reading]

Heart Failure Threatens to End Baby’s Life Before He’s Born

Mom-to-be Sara Roberts received some alarming news roughly 20 weeks into her pregnancy. Florida residents, she and her husband Dillon were at a routine ultrasound appointment when the doctor pointed out an abnormality. At a follow-up appointment with her specialist,  they learned their unborn baby, Ellis, had a broncho-pulmonary sequestration (BPS) which was causing his [Continue Reading]