Tips for a Healthy Memorial Day Weekend

For many, Memorial Day weekend marks the “unofficial” start to summer. It’s a time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and also a time to gather with family and friends. Firing up the grill, camping, spending time in the pool are just a few of the activities that go hand-in-hand [Continue Reading]

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Houston Zika Update

The growing Zika epidemic has stoked concerns around the world as the virus that has been linked to miscarriages and birth defects continues to spread to new regions. There are now more than 500 cases of Zika in the United States. While all of these cases have been linked to people who have traveled outside [Continue Reading]

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Do you Kangaroo? Five Benefits of Skin-to-Skin

By Jessica Oliveira, BSN, RN, CPN, Education Resource Specialist, Children’s Memorial Hermann Memorial City [Kang-guh–roo] noun A method of caring for a newborn in which the baby is held, clad only in a diaper, against the bare chest of a parent. synonyms skin-to-skin, cuddle, nestle, snoozle, snuggle “Ma’am, would you like to kangaroo with your [Continue Reading]

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Is That Tan Worth Your Life?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The good news?  It is the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. “It can’t be emphasized enough the importance of examining your own skin for any changes,” explains Elizabeth Geddes, M.D., M.S., a specialist in the screening for and treatment [Continue Reading]

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Making Fitness Fun for Kids

Make it fun and children will want to do it. That goes double for fitness. If you make fitness fun when your kids are young, they will be more likely to continue to be active for life. It’s never too soon to start. According to the Office of the Surgeon General, studies indicate that overweight [Continue Reading]

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