Getting ready for back to school? Put well-child visits at the top of your list.

New parents feel great pride in taking their baby to the doctor’s office for frequent checkups, watching as their baby grows and thrives, and tracking developmental milestones together with their pediatrician. As the time between visits lengthens and the list of regularly scheduled vaccines shortens, this relationship starts to change. Parents of school-age children tend [Continue Reading]

Get Relief from Your Seasonal Allergies with Alternative Treatments.

Does pollen from blooming trees and flowers make your eyes water and your nose itch? If so, you are not alone. In recent years, there’s been a sharp increase in patients who suffer from various allergies for a host of reasons, including an overly hygienic lifestyle, lack of physical activity or a poor diet, according [Continue Reading]

Kegels for Men? The Exercise Worth Adding to Your Workout.

“It felt like my belly was too big for my body, almost like my insides were falling out. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong,” says Michael, an active father who found himself dealing with pelvic floor issues. He had been kneed in the abdomen during a game of pick-up basketball and the pain never [Continue Reading]

How to own your healthcare experience: Tips from Dr. Benjamin Chu, Memorial Hermann President & CEO

How many times have you walked out of your doctor’s office confused, uncertain or befuddled about your diagnosis, your treatment options or your medications? It happens to the best of us. A recent article in the New York Times authored by two Ohio-based physicians explored the true meaning of informed consent, a concept in the [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]