Trauma, PTSD and General Anxiety after the Astroworld Festival Tragedy

On Nov. 5, 2021, during the first evening of what was supposed to be a multi-day music festival at NRG Park in Houston, a deadly stampede unfolded, ultimately killing ten concertgoers—most of them in their teens and early twenties. According to estimates by the Houston Police Department, nearly 55,000 people were in attendance during the [Continue Reading]

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Tricks (and Treats!) to Keep Halloween 2021 Safe and Fun

By Alexandra Becker Last year, Halloween night was especially ghoulish as families struggled to keep traditions alive while also protecting their children and themselves from COVID-19. From ingenious contraptions for safely distributing candy to socially distanced costume contests to altogether cancelled plans, it was certainly a grave evening compared to Halloweens past. But this year, [Continue Reading]

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As the Holiday Season Approaches, an ICU Nurse Manager Urges More COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Deondra Moseley, Clinical Nurse Manager of the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center This weekend, children throughout the Greater Houston area will be skipping up and down streets, clutching tightly to buckets full of candy and screaming, “Trick-or-treat” at the top of their lungs. It will be a [Continue Reading]

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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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