New Year, New You: The Truth behind the Most Popular Diet Fads of 2022

Each January, countless numbers of goal-oriented people find themselves writing out a list of resolutions for the coming year—and after what is often a decadent holiday season, many of those resolutions could be summed up in two words: lose weight. It seems easy enough: consume less calories than you expend in a day; do that [Continue Reading]

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A Tale of Twos: How Two Heroic Security Officers Helped Deliver Two Babies Outside Two Memorial Hermann Hospitals Late Last Year

Memorial Hermann Health System delivers thousands of Houston-area babies each year, but rarely do those deliveries happen just outside the hospital walls. Late last year, however, and in two separate occurrences, two heroic Memorial Hermann security officers stepped in to help deliver two healthy baby girls in the parking lots outside Memorial Hermann Sugar Land [Continue Reading]

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The Definition of ‘Heavy Drinking’ is Different for Women and Men—and it May Surprise You Just How Much is Too Much

According to multiple studies, Americans typically see a sharp increase in their alcohol consumption between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. This year is no different, with family gatherings, festive dinner parties and seemingly endless cups of cheer punctuated by the stress from an enduring pandemic. It seems that everyone, everywhere, is drinking more. Which begs [Continue Reading]

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Houston Confirms Cases of the Omicron Variant: This is What We Know

As the omicron variant spreads rapidly across the globe, Memorial Hermann Health System is staying up-to-date on the latest information about its transmissibility and pathogenicity, which will ultimately inform how contagious and dangerous this strain may be. While there are still many unknowns surrounding this newly evolved strain of COVID-19, scientists have determined that it [Continue Reading]

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Meet Pilot, the Second Facility Dog at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

The newest hire at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital arrived this fall straight out of a prestigious training program. He doesn’t talk much, but patients adore him and he happily works for kibble. Meet Pilot, a 2-year-old black Lab/Golden Retriever mix and the hospital’s second facility dog. Children’s Memorial Hermann has had one canine on its [Continue Reading]

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Manage Heartburn this Holiday Season to Avoid Long-term Health Problems

The holiday season brings many opportunities for indulgence with hearty meals, special cocktails, and extra sweets. For some, season’s greetings may also come with increased incidences of heartburn. But when does heartburn go from a periodic discomfort to something far more serious? “Heartburn, or acid reflux, is characterized by a burning feeling in the chest [Continue Reading]

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