Five Things Families Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccines

By Alexandra Becker Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to two vaccines for COVID-19—the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Both use a well-established mRNA technology to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 disease, and both require two doses administered weeks apart to deliver maximum [Continue Reading]

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Esbedy’s Journey: Battling COVID-19 while pregnant

by: Jade Waddy Esbedy Reyes’ journey to become a mom for the third time was one she looked forward to. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, she practiced caution in order to protect herself and her unborn daughter. “I knew I was considered high-risk so I was very careful about where I was going and who [Continue Reading]


Helping Families Cope with Cancer

By Drew Munhausen Canopy is a unique cancer survivorship center located at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Kate Mahan, a licensed professional counselor, is an added complimentary resource available to Canopy guests who is shedding additional light on her work in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. “I am honored to work with survivors, [Continue Reading]


Battling Breast Cancer with a Newborn

By Drew Munhausen Selvy Azer’s path to pregnancy was not an easy one. Azer, 33, and her husband of 12 years had been trying to have a baby for a while, finally succeeding after their third cycle of in vitro fertilization (IVF).  As Azer approached the end of her pregnancy, her excitement was halted when [Continue Reading]


A First-Time Mother Overcomes Breastfeeding Challenges

By Evan Koch Ashley Bingham was looking forward to breastfeeding her daughter, Cydnee. A prenatal breastfeeding class at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital reinforced what Bingham had read about the health benefits of breast milk and why it was the globally accepted standard for nourishing infants. As a first-time mother, Bingham was especially optimistic that breastfeeding [Continue Reading]


An Especially Meaningful Mother’s Day After Surviving Cardiac Arrest

By Meredith Whittemore This year’s Mother’s Day could’ve been a tough one for Janet Mendoza. Several months prior, she was at risk of losing her mother, Amada Mendoza, after she experienced cardiac arrest. “She was complaining of chest pain and feeling ‘burpy.’ I just thought it was acid reflux or something,” Janet Mendoza said. She [Continue Reading]