Measles is Highly Contagious. Here’s How to Protect Your Family

By Rhiannon Collette On the heels of an announcement this week that measles cases have been identified in the Greater Houston region, many parents are wondering what they can do to best protect their children, especially those too young to have been fully vaccinated yet. While measles is a highly contagious disease that is easily [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

Parents are Hoarding Leftover Antibiotics. That’s a Problem.

By Rhiannon Collette In a recent survey, nearly half of parents reported holding on to leftover antibiotics after completing a course of treatment and often distributing the medications to other sick members of their household without consulting a doctor first. That can be hugely problematic for many reasons, according to Dr. Michael Chang, UTHealth pediatric infectious diseases [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

Sending Your Kids Back to School? Risks Every Parent Should Know.

By Karen Thompson MSN, APRN, Pediatric emergency medicine nurse practitioner affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann at  Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center Now that school is back in session, local kids are resuming their studies and extra-curricular activities. While most parents  focused on ensuring their children had adequate school supplies and a new outfit for the first [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

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]

Tashika Varma

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]

Tashika Varma

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]

Tashika Varma