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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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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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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With More People Traveling this Holiday Season, Remember the Risks and Warning Signs for Deep Vein Thrombosis

Following months of grounded travel, many Americans are returning to the skies this holiday season to visit friends and family. But these long-haul journeys can have more risks than just lost luggage, and if you are someone at risk for vascular disease, it is important to understand the warning signs of deep vein thrombosis when [Continue Reading]

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How to Manage Your Diabetes and Still Enjoy a Decadent Holiday Season

As Thanksgiving approaches, many eagerly anticipate festive celebrations with family and friends. Those celebrations often center on food and culinary indulgences, which can be very stressful for the estimated 30.3 million people in the United States living with diabetes. Though for many people the holidays are a time to relax and overlook their typical diets, [Continue Reading]

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