Bringing home a new baby is an exciting time for a family. Nothing is more important than doing everything possible to keep baby safe and sound – when awake and asleep. New expanded guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are bringing the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) to the forefront in [Continue Reading]
2-D or 3-D Mammography, Which is Right for You?
Everyone agrees that early detection of breast cancer leads to early treatment and cures. Starting at age 40, yearly mammograms can detect tumors before they can spread outside the breast. For breast cancer screening, there are different types of mammography available. Breast tomosynthesis or 3-D mammography takes multiple images at different angles and then the [Continue Reading]
Running in January’s Chevron Houston Marathon? Start Training Now.
With the Chevron Houston Marathon coming up this January, many participants are starting their training this fall. Physical therapists affiliated with Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute- Human Performance Lab encourage runners to train safely to avoid injuries. “Finishing a marathon or half-marathon is a great accomplishment. However, the race and the training regimen can [Continue Reading]
Six Things Every Man Should Know About Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer among men today, with more than 2 million men in the United States counting themselves as survivors. Samir Shirodkar, M.D., a urologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, offers insights that every man (and woman) should know about prostate cancer. Your family history matters. Family history is [Continue Reading]
5 Things Parents & Kids Need to Know About MRIs
For children, the experience of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be a time of great anxiety, but it doesn’t have to be. MRI is a test that allows healthcare providers to see clear, detailed pictures of organs and structures in the body. The test differs from X-ray in that it provides pictures of soft tissue, [Continue Reading]
Pain That Won’t Stop? Here’s What You Can Do.
Chronic pain has become a national affliction, affecting tens of millions of Americans, and inflicting a serious emotional and physical toll on many. Yet, all too often, people across the U.S. struggling with daily pain allow their condition to remain untreated. This pain can linger for weeks, months and even years. For some, it can [Continue Reading]
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