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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Spotlight on National Nutrition Month: Meet Kim and Sarah, Health Coaches at Memorial Hermann

Each year in March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month® to bring attention and awareness to the importance of developing healthy eating habits and incorporating physical activity into daily routines. Below, Kim Collins, RDN, LD, and Sarah Sagullo, RDN, LD, who work as health coaches with Memorial Hermann’s Employee Wellness team, [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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The Top 20 Safety Tips for Spring Break 2022

With two years of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxing some of their guidance as cases continue to decline, experts predict this year’s Spring Break will be a busy one, with families across the region hopping on planes or cruising down the highway to beaches, parks [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on Heart Month: Understanding the American Heart Association’s Latest Dietary Guidelines

Each year, the American Heart Association (AHA) dedicates the month of February to public health efforts surrounding cardiovascular health and education. Recently, the organization released their first update to their dietary guidance since 2006, emphasizing the importance of heart-healthy dietary patterns as well as the critical role of nutrition early in life. “Dietary patterns are [Continue Reading]

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Three Things You Need to Know about the Flu and Pregnancy

While contracting COVID-19 is still a concern for communities nationwide, health experts are also expecting to see more winter flu cases. Severe illness from the flu can present itself in certain individuals, including the elderly, immunocompromised, and women who are pregnant. In fact, pregnant women have a much higher risk for developing complications from the [Continue Reading]

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