Why Do Some Vaccines Last a Lifetime?

By Alexandra Becker Ever since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization to the first COVID-19 vaccine last December, the research, development and science behind vaccines has become a household topic like never before. But vaccines themselves date as far back as the late 1700s when a physician from Gloucestershire, England [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Four Things You Need to Know

By Alexandra Becker  Did you know that approximately one out of nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes, and that prostate cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common cancer affecting men in the U.S. today? Even more, prostate cancer does not typically present with symptoms, a fact that [Continue Reading]

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With Flu Season Approaching, Doctors Urge Families Everywhere to Get their Annual Vaccine

By Alexandra Becker As schools across Greater Houston have settled into a new year and hints of cooler breezes signal the start of fall, pediatricians and primary care physicians are bracing themselves for the beginning of flu season. This year, as hospitals continue to navigate the devastating effects of the last 18 months while treating [Continue Reading]

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With Hundreds of Thousands of Houstonians Without Power from Tropical Storm Nicholas, Memorial Hermann Urges Safe Generator Usage

By Alexandra Becker Although the Greater Houston region was mostly spared from widespread flooding and catastrophic structural damage from Hurricane Nicholas (which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm), nearly 500,000 households woke up without power. As of Tuesday afternoon, CenterPoint Energy has stated that some of those outages may last several days. For [Continue Reading]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness: Looking for a Cure

By: McKenna Gazzier A person’s ability to think, act, or speak is altered by Alzheimer’s disease, which causes loss of memory and other brain functions, leading to a steady decrease in a person’s ability to function in their daily life. While researchers across the world are working to better understand this disease, and, someday, develop [Continue Reading]

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This One’s For the Skeptics

For many of us, the COVID-19 vaccine was a vial of hope—a promise of getting back to normalcy and brighter days ahead. But for others, the FDA’s emergency use authorization of the vaccine was met with skepticism, doubt and even downright animosity. If you fall into the latter category, perhaps identifying as someone who is [Continue Reading]

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