It’s Important to Pay Attention When Using Fireworks

There will be parades, family picnics, cookouts, American flags flying outside of homes, and, of course, fireworks this Fourth of July. Many people will head to their local fireworks stand this week to purchase bottle rockets, Roman Candles, etc. and set them off to celebrate the holiday. While this can be a fun activity, if [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on Mental Health Awareness Month: A Lifesaving Intervention

Note: The names of the individuals in this story have been changed to respect their privacy In 2017, Shelly’s 6-year-old son, John, attempted suicide. When she found him, clothes wrapped tightly around his neck, she quickly pulled him down and successfully resuscitated him. Horrified and in shock, she rocked him back and forth until finally, [Continue Reading]

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Baby Formula Shortage Crisis: What can concerned parents do?

By Dr. Victoria Regan, pediatrician, Children’s Memorial Hermann Pediatrics As a pediatrician, I understand the concerns that many parents face about the nationwide baby formula shortage. The shortage has put parents across the country on edge as they scramble to find ways to feed their children. The crisis, caused by ongoing supply chain issues during [Continue Reading]

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Addie’s Story: From NICU Nurse to NICU Mom

After being married for four years, Addie and Chase Adamek of Pearland were excited to learn that they were expecting in 2018. Addie was a NICU nurse at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center and Chase was a middle school PE teacher and coach. Ultrasound after ultrasound, they joyfully saw their baby [Continue Reading]

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How to Help Children Adjust to Daylight Saving Time

This Sunday marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, wherein we “spring forward” and collectively advance our clocks one hour. Although the original intent was to provide more daylight in the evenings during the warmer months, the practice has grown increasingly controversial as experts learn more about the importance of daily routines, circadian rhythms and [Continue Reading]

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